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Balderson Named 2020 Champion Legislator by Motorcycle Riders Foundation

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) was today named the Champion Legislator of the Year by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. In his first full term as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, Balderson—a member of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus—has already introduced multiple pieces of legislation that would directly support the hundreds of thousands of motor... Read more »

Funding Secured by Balderson Prompts Ohio Small Business Relief Proposal

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is applauding the announcement made last week by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague of a grant program proposal that would provide relief to Ohio’s small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the grant program would come from more than $4.5 billion made available to the state of Ohio through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, established b... Read more »

Balderson, Shalala Legislation Would Give Hospice Caregivers Flexibility During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – Representatives Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Donna Shalala (D-FL) today introduced legislation that would allow flexibility for hospice caregivers during public health emergencies, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act would extend the current five-day limit for respite care coverage provided by Medicare to 15 days in ... Read more »

Seeking Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military, Balderson Introduces Bipartisan Legislation in Honor of Vanessa Guillén

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and a bipartisan group of more than 100 lawmakers in introducing the I am Vanessa Guillén Act in honor of the late SPC Vanessa Guillén and the many survivors of military sexual violence who have bravely come forward in the wake of her disappearance and brutal murder.... Read more »

Balderson Announces Agriculture Subcommittee Assignments

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WASHINGTON – Following his recent placement on the House Committee on Agriculture, Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today announced that he will sit on the following subcommittees: Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry “Given the rich makeup of Ohio’s Twelfth Congressional District – from rural communities to energy producers to farmers ... Read more »

Balderson Tackles Drug-Impaired Driving with Bipartisan Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) today introduced the bipartisan Drug-Impaired Driving Education Act, which would establish a $5 million federal grant program for the first two years after the bill is enacted for states to educate the public on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were 3,915 dru... Read more »

Balderson Applauds Proposed Telehealth Expansion

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is applauding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for recent efforts to expand telehealth services for recipients. 50 lawmakers, including Balderson, sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma supporting a proposed rule change that would expand telehealth services, pushing for the rule to be adopted permanently. “The adoption of tel... Read more »

Balderson: Preserving the Integrity of Our Elections is of the Utmost Importance

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today voted in support of the Delivering for America Act, which would provide $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on top the $10 billion loan made available to the USPS through the CARES Act, which Balderson also supported. “Preserving the integrity of our elections is of the utmost importance, and ensuring our postal service has the resourc... Read more »

Balderson Pushing to Ensure Ohioans Receive COVID-19 Impact Payments

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is cosponsoring legislation that would ensure eligible individuals and families receive their COVID-19 economic impact payments (EIPs). Though the Balderson-backed CARES Act established EIPs to be distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), many individuals and families have yet to receive theirs, an issue that would be resolved by the Impact P... Read more »

Balderson, Axne Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Give Families Access to Unused Savings During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – Representatives Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Cindy Axne (D-IA) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide Ohio families additional options to ease financial burdens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Distribution Act would enable employees who use health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assist... Read more »

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