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Balderson: CHIPS Act presents golden opportunity for common-sense, bipartisan investment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) admonished House Democrats from the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday for advancing yet another partisan "messaging bill" rather than addressing American economic competitiveness. Rep. Balderson's remarks as delivered on the House Floor: Mister Speaker, I rise today to express my concerns with H.R. 4521. I want to talk for a...

Pleasant 6th grader wins congressional award for App challenge with 'Cats vs. Dogs' game

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Like his fellow Pleasant Middle School sixth graders, Lane Johnson loves video games. However, unlike many other middle schoolers, this passion for video games inspired him to learn to code. Johnson's initiative, combined with creativity and hours dedicated to learning the programming language Scratch led him to entering the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition encouraging middl...

Balderson joins newly established Congressional FFA Caucus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) joined the newly established Congressional FFA Caucus, an informal group of Members of Congress dedicated to issues aimed at preparing the next generation of agriculture leaders and students for career success in agriculture, food, natural resources, and related fields. “The FFA plays a critical role in preparing young people for success in the...

Late state veterinarian led Ohio through wild animal crisis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a job where pigs, cattle and sheep dominated, longtime Ohio state veterinarian Tony Forshey was thrust outside even his considerable comfort zone in 2011. Forshey died on Nov. 26, Ohio Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced Sunday. He was 69. It was in 2011 that a suicidal owner released dozens of wild animals from an eastern Ohio farm in Zanesville, including blac...

Republican Ohio Congress members fear shutdown of oil and gas pipeline from Canada

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WASHINGTON, D. C. — Republican members of Congress from Ohio are warning President Joe Biden that shutting down a pipeline that brings oil and gas from Canada into the upper Midwest could cost tens of thousands of jobs, cause fuel price shocks and jeopardize billions of dollars in economic activity. Environmental groups like the Sierra Club have urged decommissioning the aging Enbridge Line 5 pipe...

Weakened American Energy Leadership Means Higher Prices

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Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. was positioned as the leading oil and gas producer in the world—creating jobs and lowering prices for all Americans. Instead of supporting a rebound within the energy sector and other parts of our economy, the Biden Administration has facilitated a series of misguided actions, taking our country from a position of energy dominance to energy reliance. Fro...

MVHC Gives Congressman Troy Balderson a Preview of Their New Mobile Care Units

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Today the CEO of Muskingum Valley Health Centers gave U.S. Representative Troy Balderson a tour of the recently opened MVHS Clinic on Putnam Avenue. The tour was to see the work being done on expanding healthcare access in Muskingum County -especially to underserved areas- which has been a goal of Balderson’s. “We want access for healthcare for folks, and this is a great example ...

Local military mission moving into 21st century with cyber wing, says Balderson

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MANSFIELD -- The military presence at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport will move ahead by a century when a new cyber warfare wing begins its new mission, officials said Thursday. The announcement late Wednesday by the U.S. Air Force that it had selected the local base to host a new Ohio Air National Guard Information Warfare (Cyber) Wing means the end of a seven-decade local flying mission. That mi...

Support for our veterans, citizens and Afghan partners

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Every American is forever indebted to the warriors who have defended our freedoms on the battlefield. It is because of these heroes’ selfless sacrifice that we Americans are afforded the rights we hold dear in this country. It is heartbreaking to see the recent images from Afghanistan. Whether a service member served in the War on Terror or another conflict, it is understandable that the recent ev...

Mansfield to keep status as metro area, protecting federal dollars

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MANSFIELD -- It doesn't appear Mansfield and Richland County will lose its status as a Metropolitan Statistical Area, which should mean the continued flow of millions of federal dollars in the future. In January, the White House Office of Management and Budget announced it was considering changing requirements for the MSA designation. The change would have doubled the current population requiremen...

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