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Protecting U.S. Energy Industry, American Workers

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Tags: Energy

Protecting U.S. Energy Industry, American Workers Wheeling Intelligencer Published on April 22, 2020 The hardworking men and women in America’s energy industry not only power our homes and fuel our cars and trucks across Ohio and the nation — they also play a powerful role in maintaining America’s leadership on the world stage. As the COVID-19 pandemic depresses economies around the world and infl... Read more »

March is ‘National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month’

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When you think of the most common cancers, skin, breast and lung cancers typically come to mind. But it may surprise you that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed and second deadliest cancer (when men and women are combined) across the country. As a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, I want to share the following information as we observe National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Read more »

Immigrants on Our Border Treated Well

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Recently, I visited America’s southern border with Mexico at the El Paso crossing, which is the second busiest port of entry along our southern border. In every aspect, the reality on the ground is much different than how the national media and cable TV talking heads portray it. Read more »

Americans in 2019 must still strive to earn D-Day troops’ sacrifice

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On June 6, along with much of the free world, Americans observed the 75th anniversary of D-Day – the day American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. I was privileged to join a few dozen of my colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, in Normandy to commemorate the day and pay tribute to some of the men who returned 75 years later. These are the Americans who ran up the bluffs of Normandy’s beaches through a wall of Nazi machine-gun fire and dropped from the skies above to defeat an historic evil and save the world. Read more »

A failure to budget is a failure to govern

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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

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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

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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 »

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