Akron Beacon Journal Reports Senator ‘Endorsed’ Grant Application after Taking Campaign Cash from Charter Business Bosses COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman entered the Chatergate fray this week when the Akron Beacon Journal uncovered that Portman weighed in with the U.S. Department of Education to endorse a $71 million grant application written by the very
Senator Took Thousands from Pro-TPP Corporations And Gave Up Chance to Make Changes to Protect Ohio Workers COLUMBUS – With the news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been finalized, the people of Ohio will finally have a chance to review the details . . . just in time to do nothing about it.
Perkins Loan Program Expired at Midnight, Portman Proposed Ending Perkins Program as Bush Budget Director COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has fulfilled his long-time goal of eliminating the Federal Perkins Loan Program that more than 25,000 Ohio students depend on. The program expired at midnight as Congressional Republicans refused to extend it. But it is
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus released the following statement from Chair Kathy DiCristofaro in response to Sen. Rob Portman’s comments on Planned Parenthood and “women’s health needs that are legitimate.” “Senator Rob Portman’s comments on ‘legitimate’ health care are shameful, but they are part and parcel of what today’s Republican Party stands for.
Ohio Cities Join Amicus Brief in Voting Rights Supreme Court Case COLUMBUS – Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo are taking a stand for Ohio voting rights and joining an amicus brief in support of the “one person, one vote” principle, which is being challenged in an upcoming Supreme Court case. “Standing up for the principle
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Young Black Democrats today released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Jeb Bush’s comments yesterday about Republicans’ appeal to African Americans. “Governor Bush’s comments are exactly why so many African-American voters have rejected the Republican Party,” said Ohio Young Black Democrats President Dontavius Jarrells. “The Democratic Party isn’t the party
Portman Voted to Bring Gov’t Closer to Shutdown Thursday, Local Leaders Hold Him Accountable for Playing Washington Politics with Ohio Jobs COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman voted Thursday to bring the federal government closer to a shutdown, and with the deadline for congressional action coming Wednesday, Portman and the Senate have left for the weekend
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Speaker John Boehner’s announcing his resignation. “We wish Speaker Boehner the best as he moves on and tackles the next phase in his life, and we look forward to a spirited campaign to succeed him in the House. “The
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Ohio Republican lawmakers’ plans to introduce so-called “right to work” legislation. “The Koch brothers’ shady front group, Americans for Prosperity, came to Columbus last month, and it looks like Ohio Republicans got the message loud and clear. One month
Portman Scheduled to Vote Today on Defunding Planned Parenthood Instead of Keeping Gov’t Open COLUMBUS – With the threat of a potential government shutdown just one week away, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is wasting more time playing Washington politics instead of working to keep the government open for Ohio jobs, and local elected officials and