On Saturday, I was with Vice President Mike Pence in Reynoldsburg where we toured a manufacturing facility and held a listening session with local businesses. Many told us what they need to succeed. They said they need Washington to get out of the way so they have the freedom and resources to grow and hire more workers.
In the past few months, we’ve made progress on common sense solutions to rein in the size and scope of the federal government. To date, President Trump has signed 12 regulatory reform bills Congress passed that remove red tape, make the government more accountable and efficient, and allow our employers to create more jobs. That is good news for Ohioans like you as we move power out of Washington and into your hands.
ICYMI: Rep. Tiberi talks health care, tax reform, partisan compromise at Ohio State
“U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi talked healthcare reform, capital investment in impoverished areas and the difficulty of legislating in a partisan environment Friday afternoon at the Moritz College of Law.
“The 45-minute presentation — part of the college’s Congressional Conversations series, seeking to educate students about the legislative process in a nonpartisan setting — consisted of a Q&A hosted by Trevor Brown, dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and 10 minutes of questions from audience members. The crowd consisted of students, faculty and staff from the law college, as well as from the Glenn College of Public Affairs, which cosponsors the speaker series.”
CLICK HERE to read the full article in The Lantern about my town hall at OSU.
Local Business Roundtable with Vice President Mike Pence in Reynoldsburg
Joint Economic Committee Update
As Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, I held a hearing yesterday on economic opportunity. We discussed solutions, like the Investing in Opportunity Act, my bipartisan bill that will spur growth and job creation in distressed areas that need it most. Watch my opening remarks on JEC.senate.gov.
Right now, a loophole in our postal system is allowing countries like China to ship extremely dangerous synthetic drugs through the mail and across our borders. To stop this illegal practice, I introduced the STOP Act, which would require mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service from other countries to list who sent it, who is receiving it and what’s in it so that U.S. Customs can better identify counterfeit packages. It is a common sense fix that will keep drugs out of our country and out of the hands of drug traffickers in our communities.
Ohio is a top destination “for huge amounts of deadly fentanyl” and in my hometown, there is one fatal overdose per day.