Senator Rob Portman Newswire (Page 7)

Senator Rob Portman Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Senator Rob Portman. (Page 7)

Results 121 - 140 of 4,198 in Senator Rob Portman

  1. Poll PositionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Cincinnati CityBeat

    Conservatives in the Ohio legislature are considering new voter ID requirements as the state faces lawsuits over restricted voting hours. - Photo: CityBeat Archives Little more than a month after Ohio settled a lawsuit charging that it engaged in practices that suppressed voters' rights, more battles around the state's voting practices loom.

    Comment?

  2. Portman announces funding for new Air Force pharmacyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Xenia Daily Gazette

    US Senator Rob Portman announced Thursday that the Senate-drafted Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and the Senate Appropriations Bill for Military Construction both include $6.6 million to construct a new satellite pharmacy at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This funding comes at a time when the current satellite pharmacy at the Base Commissary is suffering from a lack of adequate space for patient waiting, prescription processing and equipment storage.

    Comment?

  3. Republican Compassion: Hey, This Affects Me PersonallyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Crooks and Liars

    The Republican from Florida suggested as much in March when he said at an event in Iowa that increasing spending would be wise in some cases. Former Gov. Jeb Bush opened up last week about his mother-in-law's affliction with Alzheimer's disease and, on Tuesday, shed some light on what he thinks should be done to fight the illness.

    Comment?

  4. OH, GA, MO, AZ, NC, IA & SC-Sen: The GOP Senators Who Took The Most Corporate Cash To Fast Track TPPRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Daily Kos

    ... - the only two non-votes on TPA were a Republican from Louisiana and a Republican from Alaska. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who is the former US trade representative, has been one of the loudest proponents of the TPP. He received $119,700 from 14 ...

    Comment?

  5. Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeadsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products. The Michigan Democrats say the small plastic beads aren't biodegradable and can make it through wastewater treatment systems.

    Comment?

  6. Trade Votes Play Big in 2016 PoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Roll Call

    Rob Portman isn't a bomb thrower. But his pitch last week for an amendment cracking down on countries that artificially weaken their currencies threatened to blow up President Barack Obama's trade agenda, and exposed a deep split in approaches among Republicans who face the voters in 2016.

    Comment?

  7. Welcome a fast tracka comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Post and Courier

    A bipartisan Senate majority gave President Barack Obama an important victory last week in his quest for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement with Japan and 10 other countries. Fourteen Democrats joined 48 Republicans to pass what is known as “fast track” authority by a 62-37 margin.

    Comment?

  8. EPA Issues Nationwide Guidelines On Safe Algae Toxin Levels In Drinking WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

    The EPA recently issued a health advisory that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio have spent the past year pushing for new guidelines for water safety.

    Comment?

  9. Resisting the longest hatredRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Washington Times

    Robert S. Wistrich , who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called "the longest hatred," one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles.

    Comment?

  10. Jeb Joins "Ox is Gored" RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Daily Kos

    ... co-sponsored a bill to provide mental health parity, citing his daughter's struggle with schizophrenia. Senator Rob Portman suddenly "came out" for gay marriage upon learning that his son was gay. Senator Mark Kirk had a stroke and opined that maybe ...

    Comment?

  11. National EPA Guidelines On Safe Algae Toxin Levels In Drinking WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | WILX-TV Lansing

    "I immediately got in my pick up truck, I was in my truck and loaded it up with bottles water and drove up to Toledo," Portman said. Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio have spent the past year pushing for new guidelines for water safety.

    Comment?

  12. Fast Track Update: Senate Bill Limps Across Finish Line and on to the HouseRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Only grassroots pressure can ensure our congressional representatives stand up to the pressure from corporate lobbyists and Washington insiders and vote no on Fast Track. The Senate ultimately passed Fast Track after a surprisingly contentious and difficult week of trade debate late last Friday night.

    Comment?

  13. LeMieux: Pacific trade deal good for nation and for FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The U.S. Senate passed fast-track trade authority last week to give President Barack Obama the tools to negotiate a free trade deal with 11 Pacific-area nations. If successful, the agreement would encompass countries that preside over 40 percent of the world's economy - from Peru to Singapore, Mexico to Japan.

    Comment?

  14. Lawmakers receive response from EPA following water crisis in ToledoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | WJRT

    "I immediately got in my pick up truck, I was in my truck and loaded it up with bottles water and drove up to Toledo," said Senator Rob Portman, of Ohio. "That should never happen where hundreds of thousands of people lose their drinking water," said Senator Sherrod Brown, of Ohio.

    Comment?

  15. Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade billRead the original story

    May 20, 2015 | ETaiwanNews.com

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress. In rapid-fire order, the administration threatened to veto a proposed change in the trade bill to require U.S. negotiators to target currency manipulation more directly in trade talks, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said his party was prepared to vote down the amendment.

    Comment?

  16. Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade billRead the original story

    May 20, 2015 | KFVS12

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress. In rapid-fire order, the administration threatened to veto a proposed change in the trade bill to require U.S. negotiators to target currency manipulation more directly in trade talks, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said his party was prepared to vote down the amendment.

    Comment?

  17. The Wall Street Journal: White House threatens to veto trade bill over currency measureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | MarketWatch

    The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a crucial trade bill if it contains legislation with binding punishments for currency manipulation, the main point of contention between President Barack Obama and congressional critics of his trade policy. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew called the bipartisan currency measure a "poison pill" that could sink the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership pact if it is included in legislation needed to complete and win passage of the deal.

    Comment?

  18. Senate to take up currency, ISDS amendments today - McConnell:...Read the original story

    May 19, 2015 | Politico

    SENATE TO TAKE UP CURRENCY, ISDS AMENDMENTS TUESDAY: The Senate will begin debate today on two of the most controversial issues surrounding a trade promotion authority bill: whether trade deals should include enforceable rules against currency manipulation and whether they should contain a special dispute settlement procedure to resolve investment disputes. Although no votes have been scheduled yet, the Senate will debate an amendment offered by Rob Portman and Debbie Stabenow that would require U.S. negotiators to seek enforceable rules against currency manipulation in trade agreements, a move opposed by the White House.

    Comment?

  19. Sittenfeld to Strickland: Debate me six timesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | Business Journal

    The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of American City Business Journals.

    Comment?

  20. Preventing Currency ManipulationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | The Baseline Scenario

    As Congress debates the trade promotion authority, TPA, the issue of currency manipulation remains firmly on the table. The administration and Republican leadership insist that language discouraging currency manipulation should not be included in the TPA .

    Comment?