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Legislation aims to level playing field

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at modernizing federal regulatory framework for foreign manufacturers of gas cylinders. These foreign manufacturers need to be held to higher safety and inspection standards, establishing an equal playing field for American producers. “This is about ensuring everyday products used by millions of American families ... Read More »

Gov. Mike DeWine joins Ohio Republicans in backing amendment to keep Supreme Court at 9 justices

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Gov. Mike DeWine has joined top Ohio Republicans in denouncing plans to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court. DeWine issued a statement Tuesday backing a constitutional amendment that would lock the number of justices at nine. He was joined by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted in supporting the measure. “For over 150 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been comprised of nine justic... Read More »

Balderson Introduces Legislation to Level the Playing Field for American Manufacturers of Compressed Gas Cylinders

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced legislation today aimed at modernizing federal regulatory framework for foreign manufacturers of gas cylinders. These foreign manufacturers need to be held to higher safety and inspection standards, establishing an equal playing field for American producers. "This is about ensuring everyday products used by millions of American families are ... Read More »

Supply chain leaders call for the bipartisan passage of Drive-Safe Act

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National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and American Trucking Associations (ATA) were among 117 organizations urging Congress to pass the DRIVE-Safe Act in a letter sent to the country’s transportation leaders last week. They say the legislation provides a remedy to the nation’s growing shortage of truck drivers by promoting opportunity and enhancing safety training for emerging members of the truckin... Read More »

Bipartisan Duo Intervene with Legislation Enhancing PPP Flexibility for Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) today introduced the PPP Second Draw Fairness Act with Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02) in an effort to rectify the Small Business Administration’s inability to establish a set of flexible parameters around the second draw of Paycheck Protection Program funds. As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), Congress passed the Eco... Read More »

House Passes Bipartisan Balderson Legislation to Protect Seniors from Scam Artists Preying on COVID Fears

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Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) announced the passage of the Protecting Seniors From Emergency Scams Act (H.R. 446) in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Balderson’s bipartisan legislation, with Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), would direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report to Congress on the number and types of scams targeting seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and make re... Read More »

ZMHA: $250K grant will provide security for elderly Maple Terrace Apartment residents

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ZANESVILLE - Affordable housing officials hope elderly Maple Terrace Apartment residents will be safer with security upgrades provided with a new federal grant. On Monday, the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority announced at its Pershing Road office it recently received two U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants totaling at $430,682. They are for emergency and safety, and resident o... Read More »

'Trickle down': Other sectors, small businesses grow with Ohio gas industry

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ZANESVILLE - Kelly Moore says her story is much like that of many other regional entrepreneurs. She and her husband are independent owners of three Napa Auto Parts stores. Auto parts stare known to many as places to get windshield wipers or gear up for a DIY oil change. They offer that, although their downtown Zanesville shop operates with about 80% from commercial revenue. Moore has largely contr... Read More »

Trio of Richland County seniors earn nominations for service academies

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Joanna Halfhill, Tucker Schurig and Caden Brubaker are the best of the best. U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson recently announced they would be among the Ohio 12th Congressional District's service academy nominations for the Class of 2025, representing Richland County. Halfhill and Schurig attend Lexington, while Brubaker is a senior at St. Peter's. Before earning an appointment to a U.S. service academy, ... Read More »

Congressman Balderson Invites Area Students to Participate in 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Each spring, high school students from across the country are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. An opportunity to recognize the artistic talent of high school students from my Congressional District, the winning piece of artwork will be displayed for one year in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The ... Read More »

Bipartisan legislators reintroduce bill strengthening financial security for infrastructure projects

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U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), along with U.S. Sens. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Troy Balderson (R-OH), reintroduced legislation Monday that would increase the financial security of federal infrastructure projects. The bill, Promoting Infrastructure by Protecting Our Subcontractors and Taxpayers Act of 2021, would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to en... Read More »

Bill to Allow Younger Interstate Truck Drivers Reintroduced

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A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who are under 21 to cross state lines after completing safety training and apprenticeship opportunities. Under the proposed Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, after a drive... Read More »

Granville seniors, families ask Rep. Balderson to push for easing of visitor restrictions

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With 98% of live-in occupants now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Middleton Senior Living staff, residents and their families are asking why they are still forced to conform to strict visitation rules imposed on such facilities about a year ago. On Monday morning, Congressman Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, who represents the 12th Congressional District, visited Middleton in Licking County to lis... Read More »

New Congressional bill to create mentor-mentee programs for main street businesses

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A new bill being sent to Congress aims to further help small businesses that have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on long-term goals. The Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act, if passed, would set up a mentor-mentee program between a small business and either an investor or a successful entrepreneur. The program is set at a 5-year minimum with new groups of businesses being cho... Read More »

Long-term care facilities look forward to looser restrictions

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With senior citizens among the most vaccinated — and most isolated — demographic in the nation, a growing number of proponents are calling for loosened COVID-19 restrictions. On Monday, the CDC advised that fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing. Long-term care experts, caregivers and others in Ohio hope the revised fe... Read More »

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