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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 »

Bipartisan support for LNG export certainty

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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

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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

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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 »

Put politics aside and fund children's health insurance

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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

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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 »

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