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  • 23 Days Ago: A Personal Reflection on Las Vegas
    Posted in Blog on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    It has been only 23 days since America woke up to news that was enough to send a nation reeling. Images of people ducking and dashing for cover flashed across every T.V. screen. Sirens blared. Twitter was on fire. Watching it, even from afar, was enough to send adrenaline snapping through our veins and make our hearts stiffen against the walls of our chests. It’s the kind of nightmare no one wants to wake up to -- let alone live through. Yet our collective pain pales in comparison to those who w... Read more

  • What will future generations say?
    Posted in Blog on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    It all began with two boats. 242 years ago, the Continental Congress authorized 2 armed vessels to search for ships supplying the British army with weapons and ammunition during the American Revolutionary War. Once the conflict concluded, the Continental Navy was disbanded until President George Washington became concerned with threats to American merchant ships from Barbary pirates. To address the threat, the Second Continental Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794 creating a permanent standing... Read more

  • FW: 153 House Republicans Support POTUS Call For Defense Budget
    Posted in Blog on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Friend -- Wanted to flag this for you -- I was proud to join 152 of my colleagues last week in supporting President Trump's call to restore military readiness and fully fund our national defense. We have an obligation to the men and women we send to the frontlines to ensure they have the tools, training, and equipment they need to complete their missions and come home safe. Check it out below. Yours in service, Brad ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fro... Read more

  • He's with them
    Posted in Blog on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life & Family Values

    Friend, On Friday, the Trump Administration reversed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) policy created under the Obama Administration that forced the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious organizations to provide contraceptive services in violation of their convictions. Now, there will be a clear exemption for employers, religious groups, and, in certain cases, individuals who do not wish to cover contraceptive services based on religious or moral objections. This r... Read more

  • This weekend (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Friend, Jobs + economic growth and fighting the opioid epidemic. These were the major topics of the weekend for my meetings, visits, roundtables, and conversations with law enforcement officers, healthcare providers, and business owners in Chillicothe, Manchester, and Georgetown, Ohio. Take a look: Adena Regional Medical Center. I sat down with Jeff Graham, the new CEO of Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. We discussed how we can continue to work toward better serving our rural commun... Read more

  • Secretary Perry in OH2 (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Friend, Last week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry joined Senator Rob Portman, Rep. Bill Johnson, and me, as well as many of the hardworking men and women at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the ongoing cleanup operation in Piketon, OH. Earlier this year, I led the Ohio delegation in sending a letter to Secretary Perry, urging this visit, so I hope the tour proved informational and helpful as we continue to partner in cleanup efforts and future enrichment and energy activity. Here's a b... Read more

  • Chat today?
    Posted in Blog on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend, Today from 2-3PM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a twitter chat about the opioid crisis using the hashtag #OpioidAwareChat and you’re invited to share your thoughts and ask questions. On hand will be the directors from NIH, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the National Library of Medicine, the NIH Pain Consortium and more to answer questions and di... Read more

  • 3 priorities
    Posted in Blog on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend, Today, the Republican Study Committee (a conservative congressional caucus that I'm a member of) held a press conference on 3 of our top priorities heading into the fall: repealing Obamacare, reforming the tax code, and securing the border. Repeal. Reform. Secure. We're calling on all Republicans to keep their promises to the American people. If you missed it, read RSC Chairman Walker's CNN opinion piece here. Repealing Obamacare Right now, the status quo is leaving too many Ohioans and ... Read more

  • Promise kept
    Posted in Blog on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget & Spending

    Friend – Check out this must-read article in the Washington Examiner today about how President Trump is delivering on his promise to roll back costly, unnecessary regulations. Congress has already partnered with the president to roll back 14 regulations this year. The good news for American taxpayers? According to American Action Forum, this has already saved us $645 million dollars. Now, let's be clear: this is just the tip of the iceberg. One of Congress’ top priorities must continue to be to ... Read more

  • 16 years later …
    Posted in Blog on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me.” In his address to a nation in shock after the terrorist attacks on September 11, President George W. Bush invoked these powerful words of peace from Psalm 23. He told the millions watching around the globe that September 11 was a day “when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace.” Today marks the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America on Septe... Read more