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Johnson supports freezing funds to World Health Organization

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Johnson supports freezing funds to World Health Organization Mahoning Matters Published on April 18, 2020 U.S. Rep Bill Johnson (OH-6) supports President Donald Trump’s desire to cut off U.S. funding to the World Health Organization. “The World Health Organization (WHO) was dead wrong about the coronavirus from the beginning, and they bought [or willfully turned a blind eye toward] China's blatant... Read more »

CAO receives $720K grant from feds

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CAO receives $720K grant from feds Ironton Tribune Published on April 12, 2020 Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization will receive more than $720,000 from the Health Resources & Service Administration’s Health Center Program as part of a historic response to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, announced on Thursday that several local health centers received gra... Read more »

Stark County ambulance owner fights to protect workers due Amazon’s coronavirus restrictions

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Stark County ambulance owner fights to protect workers due Amazon's coronavirus restrictions Alliance Review Published on April 10, 2020 A North Canton-based ambulance service with 24 active stations in West Virginia and Ohio, had difficulty getting Amazon to deliver medical supplies, leaving his employees to fend for themselves against COVID-19. At least until a congressman and The Canton Reposit... Read more »

CAA to receive over $700K grant

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CAA to receive over $700K grant East Liverpool Review Published on April 9, 2020 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson announced Columbiana County is among seven areas in the Sixth Congressional District which will receive coronavirus federal assistance for the local health centers. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, Johnson announced the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County will receive $745,... Read more »

The Rise — And Challenges — Of Telehealth During Pandemic

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The Rise -- And Challenges -- Of Telehealth During Pandemic Spectrum News Published on April 8, 2020 The coronavirus has placed a new spotlight on telehealth. Telehealth being used more during pandemic Federal government pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into expanding it Ohioans without access to broadband face hurdles in using it With a growing number of hospitals and doctors overwhelmed b... Read more »

Johnson: Bill would expand broadband

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Johnson: Bill would expand broadband East Liverpool Review Published on April 7, 2020 Students throughout Ohio are currently learning from home, but those without access to broadband internet are at a disadvantage. Those businesses trying to operate while having online meetings employees are home have the same problem. A new bill introduced in Congress this week seeks to help remedy that disparity... Read more »

Congressman Johnson monitoring events at Elkton prison

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Congressman Johnson monitoring events at Elkton prison WTOV Published on April 6, 2020 U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R) said he is monitoring the situation at the Elkton Federal Prison in Columbiana County. He said hospitals throughout the region are pitching in to be sure no single hospital is overwhelmed. Twenty-three inmates and two staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the prison. Thr... Read more »

Congressman Johnson (R-OH) praises Ohio-based manufacturers amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Congressman Johnson (R-OH) praises Ohio-based manufacturers amid COVID-19 outbreak WTRF Published on March 25, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the U.S., many industries have begun to convert to the manufacture of masks, ventilators and other medical supplies. Car-maker Ford Motor Company has announce the conversion of plants that made F-150 pickup trucks will now make ventilators. O... Read more »

Group of Ohio linemen stuck in Guatemala gets congressional help to come home

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Group of Ohio linemen stuck in Guatemala gets congressional help to come home WBNS Published on March 22, 2020 Setting foot back on U.S. soil, that's what a group of linemen from Ohio's Electric Cooperative was hoping for amid the coronavirus outbreak. After travel restrictions were put into place, congressional leaders and the U.S. State Department had to get involved to bring them back home. Kyl... Read more »

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