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Bill seeks to advance transportation system technologies

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) recently reintroduced the Strengthening Methods to Advance Research and Technology (SMART) in Transportation Act, which he would bolster transportation system technologies. “Throughout our history, central Ohio has always led our country in smart mobility and advanced transportation research,” Balderson, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, ...

Balderson Reintroduces Legislation to Advance Transportation System Technologies

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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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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...

Balderson Reintroduces Legislation to Support Use of Local Aggregates in Construction

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WASHINGTON – Congressmen Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Greg Stanton (D-AZ) have reintroduced their bipartisan legislation that would promote the use of local aggregate resources such as stone, sand, and gravel in construction projects to reduce costs and bolster local producers. The lawmakers previously introduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping Aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act in the 116t...

Balderson to Remain on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure Committees for 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today announced he will remain on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 117th Congress. He previously sat on both committees during the 116th Congress, most recently being tapped for the Agriculture Committee in July 2020. “Ohioans have an ally in me—someone to champion the needs of thei...

House Passes COVID Relief, Government Funding Package That Includes Multiple Balderson Priorities

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan, bicameral appropriations legislation that authorizes $900 billion in targeted COVID-19 relief for American families, hospitals, small businesses, schools, local governments, and more. The legislation includes multiple of Congressman Troy Balderson’s (R-OH) top priorities, including the ability for small businesses to deduct Pa...

Balderson Introduces SMART Transportation Act

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

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...

Balderson introduces Drug-Impaired Driving Education Act

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U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) on Aug. 28 unveiled bipartisan legislation that would direct the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to establish a two-year, $10 million federal grant program for states to educate Americans on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. “This legislation takes critical steps to educate our communities about the risks associated with drug-impaired driving, including those d...

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...

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