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  • Passed: Strengthening Families, Moving from Welfare to Work
    Posted in Blog on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs/Economy

    Friend, No amount of government involvement can replace the greatest drivers of American life and prosperity: our families, friends, neighbors, and communities. Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed six bills that help put family decision-making and communities - not the federal government - at the center of the foster care system, and begin to help more Americans move from welfare to work. Here's a quick breakdown of the bills that passed, with my support: What we passed: Modernizing t... Read more

  • Equipping students for success
    Posted in Blog on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend, Throughout southern Ohio, I've met many talented men and women who have pursued career and technical education to develop the skills needed for high-wage jobs in fields like agriculture, manufacturing, public safety, business, and information technology: Meeting with folks at the Grant Career Center in Bethel to discuss how they're preparing American workers for the needs of the 21st century. Touring the Scioto County Career Technical Center to see how they give students the skills they ... Read more

  • Tax reform update
    Posted in Blog on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend – Overhauling our broken tax code continues to be a top priority here in Congress, so I wanted to provide you with a quick update on our work in the House of Representatives to streamline and simplify the U.S. tax code: Why now? Both parties have failed the American people for far too long when it comes to implementing real, pro-taxpayer, pro-growth tax reform. Our country hasn’t seen major tax reform since 1986 – so it’s long overdue. What’s the impact? The United States currently impose... Read more

  • Watch this ->
    Posted in Blog on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    Friend, Last week, I spoke out on the House floor about the issue of physician-assisted suicide and why, with a new administration, we now have a chance to address this in a meaningful way. I am pleased that the President's budget seeks to address D.C.'s harmful new law legalizing physician-assisted suicide in our nation's capital. In the days ahead, I will continue to work with the administration and my colleagues in Congress to repeal the D.C. law and address this issue nationwide, in order to... Read more

  • Coming Up
    Posted in Blog on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend, This week, the House of Representatives is voting on some strong, bipartisan bills that are aimed at bettering the lives of Americans across the country, and giving everyone more opportunities to achieve their goals. Take a look: Combating the opioid epidemic: Too often, due to the opioid epidemic or other circumstances, families are broken and torn apart, which can greatly affect the growth and development of children. The House is addressing this problem by passing H.R. 2834, to give l... Read more

  • To the president's desk
    Posted in Blog on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Congress took action on a major bipartisan bill to help make sure veterans are getting the results they need from the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Here's a quick breakdown: Here's the problem...For too long, the VA has been mired in scandals – there have been instances where veterans died on wait lists, opioids were stolen or over-prescribed, and calls to the VA’s suicide hotline went unanswered. Amidst all of this, former VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson testified at a hearing that i... Read more

  • United We Stand - Divided We Fall
    Posted in Blog on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    This past Tuesday marked the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. In his 1984 address commemorating D-Day, President Ronald Reagan asked why these men willingly went through the hell that they did on the beaches of Normandy. The answer, he said, was faith. Faith in the mission. Faith that they fought to liberate, not conquer. Faith that if they died, they died with honor, for humanity. Faith in the brotherhood of those they fought alongside. Earlier this week, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on He... Read more

  • Action alert: revitalizing main street
    Posted in Blog on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs/Economy

    Friend, Wanted to provide you with a quick update on a bill that will be voted on in the House of Representatives this afternoon. The Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) was created to 1) revitalize Main Street and 2) reform Wall Street. Here’s a quick breakdown of what it does, and how it will provide regulatory and financial relief to Americans: How we got here: In the aftermath of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis and the resulting Great Recession, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Pr... Read more

  • Standing Together -- Against Trafficking
    Posted in Blog on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    “It’s just as easy as ordering a pizza, to order a person.” These haunting words, spoken by an undercover Dayton detective, encapsulate a fragment of both the horror and pervasiveness of the human trafficking crisis facing our country in the digital age. “It’s everywhere because of the online environment,” the detective said. “There’s no boundaries or limitations.” It is true -- with the rise of the internet, human trafficking has become one of the fastest growing businesses of organized crime i... Read more

  • Wenstrup, Ruiz Legislation Gains Broad Support from Patient and Healthcare Provider Community
    Posted in Blog on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA) received a letter of support from 27 cosigners in the patient advocacy and healthcare provider community in support of their bill, The Restoring the Patient’s Voice Act (H.R. 2077). This bipartisan legislation is designed to give providers increased autonomy in determining the care that is best for their patients. “As advocates for the patient and healthcare provider communities across the nation, and the millio... Read more