Ohio Could Receive More than $11B from Federal Infrastructure Bill

Ohio could pocket more than $11 billion if Congress moves forward with passage of an infrastructure compromise bill spearheaded by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed the Senate on Tuesday, 69-30. The bill still must pass the House.

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Portman Sponsored Digital Equity Act of 2021, Slipped Into Infrastructure Bill

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Outgoing Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), reached across the aisle to cosponsor the Digital Equity Act of 2021, which was later passed and slipped into the more than 2700 page, $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill agreed upon by the U.S. Senate last week. 

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), announced the introduction of the bill on her website on June 1:

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Ohio Businessman Gibbons Vows Aggressive Campaign in Second Run for U.S. Senate

  Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons spent part of his Independence Day weekend walking in a couple of parades with his wife Diane in his hometown of Parma and another nearby community, hoping to shore up support in the Ohio county with the most Republican voters so as not to lose…

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DeWine to Skip Ohio Trump Rally

As former President Donald J. Trump prepares for a highly-anticipated rally in Ohio this weekend, the state’s top two politicians announced that they will not be in attendance. 

According to several reports, Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has ““has previously scheduled family commitments” that disallow him from attending. Lt. Gov. John Husted (R) will also not attend. He has not given a reason for missing the event.

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Billions of Coronavirus Stimulus Money Still Hasn’t Been Spent, Republican Senators Say in Letter to Biden

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A group of ten Republican senators outlined a less expensive coronavirus relief compromise bill and said much of the past stimulus passed during the pandemic hasn’t been spent yet.

The proposed stimulus framework builds on prior legislation that passed with bipartisan support, the 10 senators wrote in the letter Sunday. The group, which included Sens. Mitt Romney, Thom Tillis, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, also requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the bill.

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Central Ohio Focus of Increasing Military, Federal Jobs

With more than 90,000 jobs and 30 defense installations across the states, Ohio political leaders continue to push the state’s commitment to military personnel and its role in the country’s defense operations.

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), and Sherod Brown (D-OH), recently joined Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Congressman Steve Stivers, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof and State Sen. Stephanie Kunze in a virtual town hall with JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef regarding the state’s plan on expanding its military and federal assets job sector.

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