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ROCKS Act to address transportation projects

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping Aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act, a bill that would make federal transportation projects more sustainable, efficient, and beneficial to local economies by advancing the use of locally-sourced aggregate resources, like sand, stone, and gravel.


Answers sought on lumber policy

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Gibbs led a group of colleagues on a letter admonishing the Biden administration and pushing for a plan of action to help reduce the price of softwood lumber, currently seeing skyrocketing costs and hampering the building of new homes.


Brown bill focuses on manufacturing innovation in Ohio

China and our competitors spend billions propping up state-owned enterprises and investing in research and development, monetizing our ideas, and using them to compete against American businesses, while paying their workers less and giving them fewer rights.


Portman, Brown introduce bill to protect nursing schools

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced new legislation during National Nurses Week to make a technical correction to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that supports the training of nurses and other allied health professionals at hospital-based nursing schools across the country.