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Rail Employee Training Modernization Act Debuts

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio-12) on July 29 introduced the Rail Employee Training Modernization Act, which would allow railroads to utilize virtual instruction modules to speed the process of moving new hires through training into the field.  The new legislation is “aimed at eliminating cumbersome red tape by allowing aspiring freight rail employees to complete…

Balderson: 'Baby formula shortage is yet another crisis of the Biden Administration's own making'

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson issued the following statement today blasting the Biden Administration for failures that have culminated in a national baby formula shortage and demanding immediate action to address the crisis: “The baby formula shortage is yet another crisis of the Biden Administration’s own making–and it’s putting our most…

Balderson visits Heights High School students participating in Capitol Hill Challenge

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Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) visited April 18 with Licking Heights High School students participating in the SIFMA Foundation’s Capitol Hill Challenge program, underwritten by the Charles Schwab Foundation. This national 14-week financial education competition pairs individual members of Congress with public schools in every congressional district, equipping middle and high school students…

Balderson Joins Call for Action to Address Skyrocketing Fertilizer Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson today joined more than 90 Republican House colleagues in a letter on behalf of American farmers calling on the Biden Administration to tackle rising fertilizer costs. "The Biden Administration is turning a blind eye to the turmoil that skyrocketing fertilizer and fuel costs are causing for America's farm families," said…

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.…

Balderson: House Democrats' All-or-Nothing Approach Makes This Another Missed Opportunity

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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…

Balderson Joins Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Introduce Commercial Driver's License Reforms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill today to address the nation’s ongoing supply chain shortages by eliminating regulatory barriers preventing eligible drivers from entry into the trucking workforce. “This legislation eliminates regulatory barriers to filling in-demand truck driver jobs,” said Congressman Balderson. “I’m proud…

Balderson Issues Statement on House Democrats' "America COMPETES Act"

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson issued the following statement Friday reacting to House Democrats' proposed America COMPETES Act of 2022: “It is clear that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats learned nothing from their disastrous Build Back Better blunder. The CHIPS Act presents Congress a golden opportunity to pass bipartisan, common-sense investments that would…

Balderson Calls for Swift Action to Restore U.S. Leadership in Semiconductor Chip Manufacturing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson today called on Congressional leaders to fully fund the CHIPS For America Act, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at restoring American leadership in semiconductor chip manufacturing.  “Restoring American leadership as a producer of advanced computer chip technology is critically important in strengthening U.S. supply chain resiliency…

Balderson Issues Statement Applauding Supreme Court Decision to Block OSHA Vaccine Mandate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): "The Supreme Court’s decision to block the OSHA vaccine mandate is welcome news for employers who had serious…

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