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Balderson Applauds 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winner from Westerville

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WORTHINGTON, Ohio – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today recognized Alicia Deng, of Westerville, for winning the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio's 12th District with her piece titled Lucid. Alicia is currently a sophomore at the Columbus Academy in Gahanna. "The Congressional Art Competition never fails to discover outstanding talent in our community," said Congressman Troy Balderso...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Telehealth Champions Balderson and Axne Continue Expansion Efforts, Reintroduce Key Bipartisan Legislation

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KEEP Telehealth Options Act

WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA)—a bipartisan team that has championed the responsible, permanent expansion of telehealth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—today reintroduced their flagship legislation, the KEEP Telehealth Options Act. The bill would instruct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Medicare Payment Advisory Commission...

Balderson: Let’s Give Ohio Seniors Their Independence Back

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GRANVILLE – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today held a press conference with families of residents at Middleton Senior Living in Granville, along with Executive Director Debbie Hartshorn and Kathryn Brod of LeadingAge Ohio, urging federal agencies and Governor Mike DeWine’s administration to reevaluate visitation restrictions for residents of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pande...

Balderson Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations

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WORTHINGTON, OH - Congressman Troy Balderson today announced Ohio’s 12th Congressional District’s service academy nominations for the Class of 2025. “We are once again putting our communities’ finest young leaders forward with these service academy nominations,“ said Congressman Balderson. “Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is home to so many remarkable applicants, and I am confident that each st...

Balderson Reintroduces Legislation to Advance Transportation System Technologies

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Terra Sound

WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today reintroduced legislation to spur innovation, improve efficiency, and promote advanced technology in America’s transportation systems. The Strengthening Methods to Advance Research and Technology (SMART) in Transportation Act, would foster a safer, more efficient national transportation system by authorizing key U.S. Department of Transportation ...

Balderson Refutes Report on Ohio Energy Industry: “Oil and Gas Create Hundreds of Thousands of Well-Paying, Steady Jobs for Ohioans”

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Fracturing Site

ZANESVILLE – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is refuting claims made in a new report by think tank Ohio River Valley Institute stating that “22 counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia responsible for 90% of Appalachia's oil and gas production saw their share of the nation's jobs, personal income and population all decline,” according to the Columbus Dispatch. Balderson and a group of k...

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