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  • Unleash energy-fueled economic growth: FERC must act!
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    With smart policies, we are gradually getting various sectors of the economy, such as energy, back on track to create jobs and contribute to our continued economic growth. Read more

  • Trump takes aim at Obama's harmful anti-coal policies
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Coal

    American consumers should not be punished in the form of higher electricity bills for using energy derived from fossil fuels. And job creators should not be punished for responsibly harvesting our natural energy resources. President Trump’s executive action will allow American workers to compete – and succeed – on a level playing field in both the domestic and global economy. Read more

  • Time to address infrastructure
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Jobs & The Economy

    With a historic election behind us, it’s time to put aside the partisan rhetoric and move forward on rebuilding America. Among the first issues Congress and President-elect Trump should address is our aging national infrastructure. Quick action is needed to rebuild and expand roads, bridges, pipelines and other systems that will help secure a prosperous American future. Read more

  • Europe's energy policies wrong for America and Ohio
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer By Rep. Bill Johnson Published November 27, 2016 Now that the dust has settled after the election, we must address some critical policy issues facing our country -- one of which is the regulatory and tax policy around energy. Will the United States put American families first, or look toward the European Union's (EU) regulatory regime as a model instead? To help understand what is at stake, last year I joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce... Read more

  • Ohio Valley: Poised to be Epicenter of American Manufacturing Resurgence
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & The Economy

    The Ohio Valley is poised to be the epicenter of a great resurgence in American manufacturing. Read more

  • Mammograms can, do save many lives
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Thanks to early detection and improved treatments, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to learn more about breast screening guidelines that have been the subject of controversy in recent years. Read more

  • There’s no doubt about it, Hillary lied — many times
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security/National Defense

    There's no more arguing about it. Hillary Clinton sent and received classified emails on her unsecure, home servers. She lied about it - many times. Read more

  • Respect America’s police
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    There are very few professions that demand the willingness to sacrifice one's own life in order to protect the safety and security of others. Read more

  • Let the next president choose the new Supreme Court justice
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Steubenville Herald-Star Published February 28, 2016 America lost a stalwart advocate for our rule of law system with the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and we now face a tremendous challenge to maintain balance on the court. He was one of America's most revered and admired justices - a strong, articulate defender of the Constitution in the face of ever-increasing judicial activism. The judicial branch was set up to interpret and apply the law; Yet, today we see judges leg... Read more

  • 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