Ohio Republicans’ Default on America Act Would Have Dire Consequences for Ohio
May 10, 2023
Columbus, OH – Recently, rather than do their jobs and work with Democrats to avoid default, every single Ohio House Republican voted to support extreme legislation that would have dire consequences for working families in Ohio.
“Republicans in Ohio would rather hold Ohio’s economy hostage than work with Democrats to avoid default. Their plan would be devastating to working families in Ohio and reverse the economic progress we’ve seen in our state. We’re grateful for leaders like Emilia Sykes, Greg Landsman, Marcy Kaptur, Joyce Beatty and Shontel Brown who are fighting for working families in Ohio and moving our economy forward,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.
Republicans’ Default on America Act would:
- Cut 330 Rail Safety Inspections in Ohio: Following several train derailments in our state, Ohioans are calling for critical reforms to railway safety. Instead, the Republican plan would lead to 330 fewer rail safety inspection days and 880 fewer miles of track inspected in Ohio next year alone.
- Eliminate 15,300 Preschool and Child Care Slots in Ohio: At a time when Ohio students are falling behind, Ohio Republicans want to prevent Ohio students from getting a high-quality education.
- Raise Housing Costs for 23,300 Ohioans: More than 20,000 Ohio families would lose access to rental assistance under the Republican plan.
- Deny 1,900 Ohioans Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Nearly 2,000 Ohioans would lose access to opioid use treatment disorder through cuts to the State Opioid Response grant.