Will Ohio Republicans Support a Bill That Rips Money Away from Ohio Workers?
April 24, 2023
Columbus, OH – As GOP Speaker Kevin McCarthy plays politics this week with Congressional efforts to avoid default, Ohio Republicans in the U.S. House should answer if they plan to support his politically-motivated bill, which would rip critical funding away from Ohio workers and retirees. The bill would claw back ‘unobligated coronavirus funds,’ which includes funding that was secured through the Butch Lewis Act to protect the pensions earned by tens of thousands of Ohio retirees.
“Instead of doing their jobs and passing a clean bill to avoid a dangerous default that could wreck the economy – as they did three times under President Trump – Ohio Republicans in Congress are playing political games with the future of Ohio workers and retirees. Every Republican Member of Congress should go on the record to declare whether or not they support a bill that would rip away critical funds that protect the pensions of tens of thousands of Ohio workers,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
Speaker McCarthy will likely need the vote of every Republican Member of Congress in Ohio, including expected Ohio Senate candidate Warren Davidson, to pass his bill.