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Balderson Pushes Back on Proposed Reduction of Air Force Fleet that Could Impact the 179th

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide a long-term fleet management plan for C-130 aircraft, in response to a proposed reduction of the C-130H fleet within Air National Guard (ANG) units, which could jeopardize the Mansfield-Lahm 179th Airlift Wing’s mission. As the House Committee on Armed Services co... Read More »

President Trump Signs Bipartisan Balderson, Craig PPP Extension Bill Into Law

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed bipartisan legislation this morning, sponsored by Representatives Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Angie Craig (D-MN), extending the widely popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8, 2020. Passed unanimously by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, H.R. 7437/S. 4116 makes available the remaining already-approved $130 billion in COVID-19 relief for s... Read More »

Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program extension, modfication

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed bipartisan legislation Saturday morning, extending and revising the Paycheck Protection Program until Aug. 8. The new law had rare bipartisan support in Congress. On May 27, the House passed the measure by 417-1 and the Senate approved it by unanimous consent on June 3. The bill is an attempt to address concerns expressed by the small business community around t... Read More »

Balderson Rejects Democrats' $1.5 Trillion Green New Deal Infrastructure Wish List: "Bipartisan Agreement is the Only Path Forward"

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WASHINGTON –Congressman Troy Balderson today voted "no" on House Democrats' $1.5 trillion, highly partisan H.R. 2, which has tripled in size in the one week following the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's approval of the Majority's original $500 billion "My Way or the Highway" bill along party lines. Funding for America's highways and transit programs is set to expire on September 30,... Read More »

New bill in Congress could provide local governments more flexibility with COVID-19 funds

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MANSFIELD -- In March, Congress approved the federal CARES Act in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including $150 billion aimed at helping state and local governments deal with the financial hits they were sure to absorb. Three months later, Richland Commissioner Marilyn John and other local elected leaders still aren't sure how the money can be safely spent under federal and state restrictio... Read More »

Pushing Bipartisan Surface Transportation Modernization, Balderson Offers Commonsense Solutions

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) was in Washington, D.C. this week to offer multiple amendments to a partisan surface transportation bill produced by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Democrats. During yesterday’s markup of the INVEST in America Act, Balderson proposed four amendments that would enact commonsense solutions and reforms to improve the nation’s s... Read More »

Continuing Bipartisan Push to Expand Telehealth, Balderson Introduces KEEP Telehealth Options Act

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) are continuing bipartisan efforts to expand telehealth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair introduced the KEEP Telehealth Options Act today, which would instruct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study and report to United States Congress on th... Read More »

Balderson Offers Bipartisan Tax Break to Small Businesses for COVID-19 Protective Gear

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today with Representatives Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), John Joyce (R-PA), and Mike Quigley (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation that will provide further relief to America’s small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act would provide a tax credit to small businesses, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, vet... Read More »

Balderson, Bipartisan Delegation Push Further Reforms to Small Business Loan Program

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan delegation of more than 80 Members of Congress are pushing for further reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), specifically the creation of a streamlined forgiveness application for loans less than $350,000. In a letter to Senate leaders, Balderson and the delegation argue that a streamlined loan forgiveness application will... Read More »

STATEMENT: We Cannot End Racism With Violence

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COLUMBUS — Congressman Troy Balderson released the following statement regarding incidents that occurred overnight in Columbus: "Violence in all forms is wrong. This includes the protests that led to rioting overnight in Columbus. Every member of our community deserves to feel safe. Right now, many do not. Black Americans do not. Central Ohio families do not. Business owners do not. Bystanders do ... Read More »

Providing Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic, Balderson Legislation Passes House

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WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation co-authored by Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) cleared a key hurdle today as it passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act would restore certain terms of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to Congress’ original intent under the CARES Act, providing more flexibility for PPP loan spending decisions and to use and... Read More »

Balderson Champions Support for Community Health Centers During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – In recent weeks, Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) has worked to champion the needs of Ohio’s community health centers (CHCs) as they continue to provide essential care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Working at the local, state, and federal levels, Balderson helped secure key grant funding for Central Ohio’s CHCs to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities and joins a bipartisan group of l... Read More »

Balderson: Online world closed off to rural Ohioans without broadband

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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust our society into a new reality – one in which everyday activities like working, going to school, and spending time with loved ones now take place online. These changes occurred seemingly overnight, and just as quickly have reshaped the future of business, education, and our daily lives. As this new reality took shape, the differences in access to one key commodity ... Read More »

Following Balderson Action, IRS Launches Hotline, Email to Support Americans Without Internet Access

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WASHINGTON – Following Congressman Troy Balderson’s (R-OH) push for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to develop options for those without broadband internet to access the IRS system for COVID-19 economic impact payments (EIPs), the IRS announced the launch of a hotline and email for congressional staff to service the needs of constituents, including those in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. “... Read More »

Balderson, Bicameral Delegation’s Legislation Will Hold China Accountable for Reckless Deception Leading to Global Pandemic

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today introduced bicameral legislation with Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that will hold China accountable for deceptive actions taken by its leaders that led to the spread and subsequent global pandemic of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The COVID-19 Accountability Act authorizes the President to impose sanc... Read More »

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