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Balderson Pushes Back on Proposed Reduction of Air Force Fleet that Could Impact the 179th

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide a long-term fleet management plan for C-130 aircraft, in response to a proposed reduction of the C-130H fleet within Air National Guard (ANG) units, which could jeopardize the Mansfield-Lahm 179th Airlift Wing’s mission. As the House Committee on Armed Services co... Read more »

President Trump Signs Bipartisan Balderson, Craig PPP Extension Bill Into Law

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed bipartisan legislation this morning, sponsored by Representatives Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Angie Craig (D-MN), extending the widely popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8, 2020. Passed unanimously by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, H.R. 7437/S. 4116 makes available the remaining already-approved $130 billion in COVID-19 relief for s... Read more »

Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program extension, modfication

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed bipartisan legislation Saturday morning, extending and revising the Paycheck Protection Program until Aug. 8. The new law had rare bipartisan support in Congress. On May 27, the House passed the measure by 417-1 and the Senate approved it by unanimous consent on June 3. The bill is an attempt to address concerns expressed by the small business community around t... Read more »

Balderson Offers Bipartisan Tax Break to Small Businesses for COVID-19 Protective Gear

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today with Representatives Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), John Joyce (R-PA), and Mike Quigley (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation that will provide further relief to America’s small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Small Business PPE Tax Credit Act would provide a tax credit to small businesses, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, vet... Read more »

Balderson, Bipartisan Delegation Push Further Reforms to Small Business Loan Program

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan delegation of more than 80 Members of Congress are pushing for further reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), specifically the creation of a streamlined forgiveness application for loans less than $350,000. In a letter to Senate leaders, Balderson and the delegation argue that a streamlined loan forgiveness application will... Read more »

Providing Flexibility for Small Businesses During Pandemic, Balderson Legislation Passes House

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WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation co-authored by Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) cleared a key hurdle today as it passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act would restore certain terms of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to Congress’ original intent under the CARES Act, providing more flexibility for PPP loan spending decisions and to use and... Read more »

Balderson, Bicameral Delegation’s Legislation Will Hold China Accountable for Reckless Deception Leading to Global Pandemic

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today introduced bicameral legislation with Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that will hold China accountable for deceptive actions taken by its leaders that led to the spread and subsequent global pandemic of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The COVID-19 Accountability Act authorizes the President to impose sanc... Read more »

Balderson Legislation Protects Continued Patient Care

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today introduced legislation that could ease the financial burdens caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on certain outpatient care facilities by making these types of facilities eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Protecting Outpatient Access Act would amend the “Waiver of Affiliation Rules” provision of the CARES... Read more »

Balderson Commends Commerce Investigation In Hopes It Will Protect Ohio Jobs, National Security

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is commending the U.S. Department of Commerce’s self-initiation of an investigation into whether imported grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) poses a national security threat. This investigation will be critical in assessing whether foreign manufacturers of GOES circumvent Section 232 tariffs by manufacturing the product overseas before shipping it... Read more »

Advocating for Rural Communities, Balderson Requests Access to IRS COVID-19 Payments for Ohioans Without Internet

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig and U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seeking options for Ohioans without broadband internet to access the IRS system for COVID-19 economic impact payments (EIPs). Currently, the only way for Americans to track their stimulus payments, or to update the... Read more »

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