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  • A failure to budget is a failure to govern
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    If we don’t take action, on our current path, during the next decade, the national debt will rise to nearly $34 trillion, and the share of debt held by the American people will reach 93 percent of GDP — the highest debt level since World War II. Read more

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I want to share the following information as we observe Cervical Health Awareness Month this January. Read more

  • Company right to hire veterans
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    When it comes to taking care of our veterans, Mid-Ohio Valley communities may already be a notch above some others. But there is always room for improvement. It is no secret that employers are having difficulty finding enough qualified, capable, sober people to fill the jobs that will keep our local economy churning forward. Help wanted signs are everywhere. Read more

  • Bipartisan support for LNG export certainty
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    With U.S. natural gas reserves as large as they are, and with new technological advancements allowing our producers to access an increasing amount of natural gas each and every day, it’s imperative that the U.S. takes full advantage of this important and abundant energy resource. H.R. 4606 is a step in that direction, and it will strengthen U.S. geopolitical ties, increase job creation, and promote domestic economic growth as a result. Read more

  • Tax Cut Misinformation Campaign Continues
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    As we speak, Congress is working on “Tax Cuts 2.0,” which would make many of the reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) permanent, and extend tax relief to millions more Americans. Read more

  • How SpaceX embodies the importance of the free market
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    After the successful launch of Falcon Heavy, SpaceX gained credibility as the owner of the world’s most powerful commercial rocket. Founded with the mission to make space travel more affordable and attainable, Elon Musk and his team are dominating the market. Read more

  • House Republicans made good on tax reform promise
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & The Economy, Budget

    House Republicans promised we would send tax reform legislation to President Trump’s desk for his signature in 2017. We delivered! Read more

  • Put politics aside and fund children's health insurance
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Amid all the national media noise alleging an unproductive Congress, the House did something substantial on Friday, November 3. My colleagues and I passed legislation that reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and several other important public health programs - all while reducing deficits for future generations of Americans. Read more

  • Giving Counties a Share of Bounty
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    One reason many Americans are upset with how federal lands are administered in Washington is that when there is money to be made from them, little or none of it goes to local communities. A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is aimed at changing that. Read more

  • Time for Congress to turn to tax cuts, and dispel myths about their plan
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    With the August District Work Period coming to a close, it's time for Congress to focus on pro-growth tax cuts. Unfortunately, inaccuracies about the Republicans' tax plan have spread, undermining the common-sense policies the American economy needs to grow. These myths need to be dispelled. Read more