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  • Best education decisions begin at the local level
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    Best education decisions begin at the local level New Philadelphia Times Leader Published January 31, 2016 As a product of America’s public school system myself, I know the critical role public education plays in the lives of children, and preparing them to achieve the American Dream. But today, the federal education system is failing our kids. Washington bureaucrats and politicians don’t know what’s best for our children — parents, states, and local school boards and teachers do. Children in Tu... Read more

  • Cervical cancer and the connection to HPV
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Martins Ferry Times Leader Published January 20, 2016 Each January brings a new year with new goals, and many of us have resolved to make healthier choices. Along the same lines, one resolution should be to have a discussion with your doctor about steps you can take to reduce the risk for cancer. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and a reminder to all women to talk with your health care professional about how to prevent this disease or detect it early, when it is most treatable. In 2016... Read more

  • Landowners deserve to have their minerals developed in Southeastern Ohio
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Daily-Jeff Published January 11,2016 Cambridge- For more than a century and a half, Ohio has been developing our natural resources sensibly and responsibly. This approach is rooted in our culture and economy. Despite this tradition, the federal government is hindering shale development throughout significant parts of Southeastern Ohio. Some residents, particularly in Monroe and Washington counties, have elected to lease their private mineral rights for the purpose of oil and natural gas developm... Read more

  • We can all do our part
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    As Christmas approaches, I've been reflecting on all of the blessings I've received. As someone who grew up in a small farm house without indoor plumbing, I am grateful that I actually lived the American Dream. Read more

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Taking Charge of Your Health
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Creating awareness is not just about wearing pink with pride; it is about taking charge of your health and empowering others to do the same. Read more

  • U.S. has opportunity to take leadership role in Arctic Circle
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Jobs & The Economy

    Chances are, most Ohioans are not thinking of the Arctic Circle. But something big is going on up there, something that could set our nation on a course for serious energy discovery, and sustain Ohio’s own energy economy far into the future. Read more

  • Johnson offers clear viewpoints
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Energy, Jobs & The Economy, Coal

    U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, made his swing through the area last week, he spoke of a wide range of topics, was very clear about his viewpoints and showed why an experienced hand is important to have in the House of Representatives. Read more

  • Unelected grab too much power
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 19, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • LNG Exports: A Win for Europe and for America
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    I recently joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a trip to Portugal, Belgium, and the Ukraine to discuss our mutual energy interests and Russia’s aggression in Eastern Europe Read more

  • My Three Objections to the Iran Deal
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    The Daily Caller By: Rep. Bill Johnson Published April 17, 2015 I have serious concerns with the tentative deal that the Obama administration has reached with Iran over its nuclear program. After more than six years in office, President Obama has yet to articulate a coherent foreign policy – particularly in the Middle East. Like many presidents halfway through their final term, Mr. Obama is probably thinking about what his legacy will be, and is in search of accomplishments. Trusting that Iran h... Read more