Tim Ryan

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

A new federal agency to revive the Great Lakes region?

BY: - June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes region took a beating last decade with the collapse of its manufacturing sector.  The region’s economy has been in recovery — but the pandemic threatens to deal another devastating blow. Unemployment is spiking and cities and states are facing massive revenue losses, which have the potential to destabilize the region’s […]

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It’s finally Primary Election Day in Ohio. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

BY: - April 28, 2020

At long last, it is finally Primary Election Day in Ohio. Here are a few things to know today: There is still time to vote If you haven’t yet cast a ballot, you still have an opportunity to do so today.  Monday was the postmark deadline to mail in absentee ballots, but if you didn’t […]

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

BY: - April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. More than 100 lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday asking Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House and Senate to boost the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit by 15% — a request Republicans rejected in the $2 […]

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan takes workhorse-showhorse divide to extremes

BY: - February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — One of the most influential members of Congress — and most ardent defenders of President Donald Trump — is also one of the least active legislatively. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan — the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the upper chamber’s main investigative arm — didn’t introduce any bills […]

Trump’s budget would cut Lordstown loan program

BY: - February 11, 2020

The effort to transform the Lordstown Assembly plant into a new home for electric vehicle production is seen by many as helping to revitalize an entire region.  To the Trump administration, that effort is “costly” and “wasteful” for the federal government to meddle with. President Trump released a budget proposal on Monday for Fiscal Year […]

World War movies, Ohio Republican Party endorsements, childbirth and the 2020 election

BY: - January 14, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: World War movies. I saw both 1917 and Jojo Rabbit this weekend. 1917 is unlike almost any other […]

U.S. House to vote on upending DeVos student loan forgiveness policy

BY: - January 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student loan borrowers. The resolution — led by Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee — expresses congressional disapproval of the so-called borrower defense rule, which was revised by President […]

Here is what Ohio’s members of Congress said about impeaching Trump

BY: - December 20, 2019

Wednesday’s historic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump was approved on a near-completely party line vote. Such was true for Ohio’s delegation of 16 representatives. All 12 Republicans voted against the two articles of impeachment, while the four Democrats voted in favor. Nine Ohio representatives from both sides spoke […]

Landmark prescription drug pricing bill clears U.S. House

BY: - December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs and significantly expand access to health care benefits and services. The sweeping legislation passed largely along party lines, with 230 lawmakers voting for it and 192 against. Only two House Republicans […]

Democrats’ impeachment articles: abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

BY: - December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders to formally lay out their charges against the president: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A vote on the articles is expected […]

Inside the fight to get GM to reinvest in Lordstown

BY: - December 9, 2019

So much can change in the course of one year.  The Lordstown General Motors assembly plant shut down in March after 53 years of production. Thousands lost their jobs and the closure sent the Mahoning Valley reeling. And now? In just the past month, GM sold that shuttered plant to an electric truck automaker and […]

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U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

BY: - December 7, 2019

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with just one Republican — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania — breaking party ranks to vote for the […]