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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...

Balderson to Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Spark Commercialization of American Technologies

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) are announcing plans to reintroduce their bipartisan legislation that would enhance commercialization opportunities for American small businesses’ innovations. The Research Advancing to Market Production (RAMP) for Innovators Act would support American entrepreneurs by expediting the application processes for ...

Balderson Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide Loan Relief for Rural Communities

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would extend to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) loan borrowers the same relief already provided to Small Business Administration (SBA) borrowers. The Rural Equal Aid Act would provide 6 months of payments for existing USDA Rural Development program borrowers, he...

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, Bipartisan Lawmaker Group Aims to Launch New Generation of Main Street Entrepreneurs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) joined Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO) and Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing the Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act to spur new business and job creation in underserved communities by starting a competitive fellowship for entrepreneurs. With a five-year investment of $368 million, the bipartisan, bicameral bill w...

Balderson Applauds USTR Announcement of Successful Steel Negotiations with Mexico

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is applauding U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer’s announcement that pursuant to the Joint Statement of May 17, 2019 to address the transshipment of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES), Mexico will establish a strict monitoring regime for exports of electrical transformer laminations and cores made of non-North American GOES. “I am thankful P...

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...

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