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 2019-12-15 03:21 

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Portman offers eviction-relief bill...

Nearly 18,000 eviction cases are filed in Franklin County each year — the most in the state — and more than half result in orders for tenants to leave. Ohio Republican Rob Portman and a fellow U.S. senator have introduced legislation to help w...

 2019-12-15 03:21 

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Portman offers eviction-relief bill...

Nearly 18,000 eviction cases are filed in Franklin County each year — the most in the state — and more than half result in orders for tenants to leave. Ohio Republican Rob Portman and a fellow U.S. senator have introduced legislation to help w...

 2019-12-10 15:18 

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Lawmakers welcome Mexico-Canada trade agreement as good for Ohio...

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman welcomes Democratic agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a boon for Ohio manufacturers and farmers.The Republican took to Twitter on Tuesday morning in reaction to the House Democrats' agreement on the long-awaited tr...

 2019-12-06 11:02 

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Study: Rural areas access to opioid treatment drug expanded under 2016 law Sen. Rob Portman backed...

Rural areas are gaining more access to a drug used to treat those dealing with opioid addiction, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs.Federal waivers for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine have more t...

 2019-10-17 15:31 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman to co-sponsor resolution imposing sanctions on Turkey...

A bipartisan coalition of senators is planning to introduce a resolution imposing sanctions on Turkey in response to aggression against Kurds in northeastern Syria as the Trump Administration continues to deal with the fallout from his decision to leave t...

 2019-10-07 17:06 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman: Trump wrong to seek help from Ukraine, China...

While he still says impeachment is too extreme, Sen. Rob Portman readily acknowledged today that President Donald Trump should not have asked the Ukraine or China for help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden.The Ohio Republican also disputed Tru...

 2019-10-03 19:58 

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2016 letter from Portman, Brown backs Biden story on Ukraine prosecutor...

On Wednesday, Donald Trump said Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman could back up his account of dealings with Ukraine.But Thursday, a three and-a-half-year-old letter from Portman and others emerged that seems to bolster Trump rival Joe Biden at the expense of the...

 2019-10-02 20:05 

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Trump says he released aid to Ukraine because Rob Portman asked...

Facing an impeachment inquiry over a telephone call to the president of Ukraine, President Donald Trump said today that he released U.S. aid to the country at the urging of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.The president brought up Portman, Ohio's second-term Rep...

 2019-09-15 12:50 

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Capitol Insider | Fake news? Donald Trump considered Rob Portman as running mate...

"Five Republican losers in 2016 — Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Nikki Haley, John Kasich and Rob Portman — were offered Donald Trump's vice presidency before it went to Mike Pence," Fortune magazine reported last week.Wait ... Ohi...

 2019-09-15 09:25 

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Fake news? Donald Trump considered Rob Portman as running mate...

"Five Republican losers in 2016 — Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Nikki Haley, John Kasich and Rob Portman — were offered Donald Trump's vice presidency before it went to Mike Pence," Fortune magazine reported last week.Wait ... Ohi...

 2019-09-10 21:45 

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Portman blames spending on social security, Medicare and Medicaid for deficits...

The economy apparently is slowing and deficits are soaring, but Sen. Rob Portman said Tuesday he's not disappointed in the performance of the massive 2017 federal tax cut.The Ohio Republican was a big booster of the $1.5 trillion tax cut, which has be...

 2019-09-03 19:54 

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Ohio Republicans Rob Portman, Steve Stivers launch rare challenges of Trump administration...

A pair of Ohio Republicans in Washington not exactly renown for defying President Donald Trump, Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Steve Stivers, are challenging the administration on separate matters.Stivers takes issue with new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration S...

 2019-07-15 23:07 

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Sens. Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman voice contrasting takeaways from border visits...

WASHINGTON — Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown both got a first-hand view of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend, and both agree that the situation is dire.But in a microcosm of the debate playing out across America,...

 2019-07-11 11:01 

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Washington memorial for slain journalists proposed by Sen. Rob Portman...

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and two colleagues want to see a new memorial built in Washington, D.C. to honor journalists killed in the line of duty.Portman is joining Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, to sponsor legislation that ...

 2019-07-04 11:36 

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Portman touts plan to provide grants for training in trades...

Official unemployment is low in Ohio, especially in Columbus, Sen. Rob Portman noted Wednesday. But behind those numbers are many more Ohioans who have stopped looking for work for a lot of reasons — including that they don't have the skills for...

 2019-07-03 21:03 

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Portman touts plan to provide Pell grants for training in trades...

Official unemployment is low in Ohio, especially in Columbus, Sen. Rob Portman noted Wednesday. But behind those numbers are many more Ohioans who have stopped looking for work for a lot of reasons — including that they don't have the skills for...

 2019-06-25 09:24 

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Homeland Security, other federal agencies remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, Senate panel finds...

The Department of Homeland Security — the very agency tasked with fighting cyberattacks — and seven other agencies have failed to address the vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure, a Senate subcommittee chaired by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman ha...

 2019-06-11 19:22 

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Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown pushing for Ohio 'disaster' declaration...

Sen. Rob Portman said Tuesday he and Sen. Sherrod Brown are preparing a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to issue a major disaster declaration in the parts of Ohio struck by devastating tornadoes over Memorial Day weekend. Portman, an Ohio Repu...

 2019-06-06 18:28 

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Ohio lawmakers pay homage to anniversary of D-Day...

WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Sen. Rob Portman spent part of Thursday at the World War II Memorial in Washington, unveiling a tribute to another moment of that historic day.Portman, an Ohio Rep...

 2019-06-05 21:19 

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown frustrated by GM's lack of commitment on Lordstown...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said a Wednesday meeting with General Motors CEO Mary Barra did nothing to lift his hopes that production will resume at the company's Lordstown assembly plant any time soon.Brown, a Democrat, as well as GOP Sen. Rob Portman an...

 2019-06-05 18:08 

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown frustrated with GM's lack of commitment on Lordstown...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said a Wednesday meeting with General Motors CEO Mary Barra did nothing to lift his hopes that production will resume at the company's Lordstown assembly plant any time soon.Brown, a Democrat, GOP Sen. Rob Portman and other mem...

 2019-06-05 17:04 

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown frustrated with GM lack of commitment on Lordstown...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said a Wednesday meeting with General Motors CEO Mary Barra did nothing to lift his hopes that production will resume at the company's Lordstown assembly plant any time soon.Brown, a Democrat, GOP Sen. Rob Portman and other mem...

 2019-06-04 23:21 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman to Trump: Mexico tariffs are a bad idea...

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman on Tuesday was among Republicans on Capitol Hill saying that President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs against Mexico is a bad idea. The state's junior senator stopped short of saying what he might do to try to stop T...

 2019-05-23 17:19 

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Ohio Sen. Rob Portman urges quick agreement with China to stop trade war...

Warning that the trade war with China "is causing pain for our farmers (and) our workers," Sen. Rob Portman called on the Trump administration to quickly reach a new trade agreement with Beijing.In a speech on the Senate floor late Wednesday, the ...

 2019-05-16 18:16 

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Senate approves former Portman aide for deputy AG...

With the backing of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general.Rosen, who now will be the No. 2 Justice Department official under Attorney General William Barr, served as legal counsel to Portman when the ...

 2019-05-02 21:21 

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Portman warns Trump tariffs could threaten approval of NAFTA replacement...

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio cautioned that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed last year by President Donald Trump on Canada and Mexico make it far more difficult for the administration to persuade Congress to approve a newly negotiated tra...

 2019-04-29 20:36 

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Portman on Trump: 'Conspiracy or collusion did not occur'...

In the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, Sen. Rob Portman said the investigation showed that President Donald Trump and his associates had taken actions that were "inappropriate."Now, the Ohio Republican says the report shows th...

 2019-04-25 20:07 

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Brown, Portman, Stivers rip North Korea's $2M tab for treating Otto Warmbier...

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said "Warmbier was mistreated by North Korea in so many ways, including his wrongful conviction and harsh sentence, and the fact that for 16 months they refused to tell his family or our country about his dire condition they ...

 2019-04-25 19:52 

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Despite Trump's resistance, Portman wants to hear from ex-White House lawyer...

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he wants to hear from former White House Counsel Don McGahn about whether President Donald Trump ordered him to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.McGahn's allegation — made under oath as part of the Mueller ...

 2019-04-21 09:55 

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After Marion immigrant-trafficking case, Portman seeks solution...

WASHINGTON — Nearly five years after authorities raided a central Ohio egg farm and discovered eight Guatemalan teens being forced to work 12 hours a day while seeing their pay taken away, lawmakers including Sen. Rob Portman are trying to figure ou...

 2019-04-19 13:51 

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Portman says some of Trump's actions were "inappropriate."...

Sen. Rob Portman said the report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller "documents a number of actions taken" by President Donald Trump and his associates that "were inappropriate," but declined to say whether the president obstructed jus...

 2019-04-17 18:41 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman photographed by North Korean soldier at DMZ...

As a North Korea soldier photographed him through a window, Sen. Rob Portman and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers visited the de-militarized zone Wednesday, which has separated South and North Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953.The Ohio Republica...

 2019-04-16 19:36 

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Rob Portman joins Senate delegation visting South Korea...

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is expected to visit the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea during a trip to South Korea which began Tuesday.Portman, a former U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush, has joined eight other memb...

 2019-04-10 17:27 

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Sen. Rob Portman urges panel to confirm Jeff Rosen as deputy attorney general...

Sen. Rob Portman urged the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of Jeff Rosen as deputy attorney general of the United States.Calling Rosen "a friend of mine," the Ohio Republican said he "has the experience, the s...

 2019-04-08 19:05 

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Trump declares 20 Ohio counties eligible for federal disaster relief after floods...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared 20 southern Ohio counties as disaster areas after damaging floods and storms in February.Trump made the declaration Monday, just days after Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged him ...

 2019-03-30 09:42 

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Portman wants more federal highway dollars returned to Ohio...

Amid the debate over a higher state gas tax to benefit Ohio highways, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he hopes Washington will kick in some more money.The Ohio Republican says Congress can channel more federal highway dollars to the state, but he cautioned aga...

 2019-03-27 19:36 

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Both Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman oppose GOP push for probe of FBI...

WASHINGTON — Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman both oppose the appointment of a new special counsel to investigate whether the FBI attempted to damage President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton.Although Portman,...

 2019-03-25 18:43 

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Study of bipartisanship gives high marks to Republicans Portman, Stivers...

A new study shows that Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio had the second most bipartisan record in the U.S. Senate during the past two years, trailing only Republican Susan Collins among those evaluated.The research, conducted by the Lugar Center, which ...

 2019-03-14 19:17 

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Senate votes to terminate Trump's national emergency...

WASHINGTON — Congress handed President Donald Trump a pair of stinging defeats Thursday, with Sen. Rob Portman joining a majority of senators to reject the president's emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the Mexican border and the House u...

 2019-03-14 17:12 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman will vote to terminate Trump's national emergency...

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rob Portman will vote to terminate President Donald Trump's national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying Trump's decision to use military construction and other dollars to build a wall on the border would set a "...

 2019-03-13 15:51 

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Conservative group finds perfection in all Ohio Republicans in Congress...

Every U.S. House Republican from Ohio — as well as Republican Sen. Rob Portman — received a perfect score on key votes from the Family Research Council, one of the most socially conservative organizations in Washington that also opposes aborti...

 2019-02-28 15:25 

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Ohio Sen. Rob Portman breaks from Trump on N. Korea's treatment of Otto Warmbier...

WASHINGTON — In a sharp break from President Donald Trump's comments Thursday about Otto Warmbier of Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman said the United States "should never let North Korea off the hook" for Warmbier's death in 2017 after spendin...

 2019-02-21 19:12 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman ducks where he stands on Donald Trump 'emergency'...

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman doesn't care for President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency.The Ohio Republican would have preferred for Congress to fully fund Trump's request to extend the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.And, Trump's move ...

 2019-02-20 19:05 

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Rob Portman backs former adviser Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general...

Sen. Rob Portman said he will support President Donald Trump's choice of Jeffrey A. Rosen to be deputy attorney general of the United States.Rosen, currently the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, served as general counsel of t...

 2019-02-14 21:46 

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Portman, Brown join huge majority to keep government open; House next...

WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown joined 81 other senators Thursday to approve the final version of a spending bill that will keep the federal government open.The U.S. House is expected to approve the same measur...

 2019-02-01 19:52 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman backs Donald Trump on suspending Russian nuke pact...

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rob Portman said he "strongly" supports President Donald Trump's decision Friday to withdraw from a pact with Russia that bans intermediate range nuclear missiles unless the Russians comply with the terms of the three-d...

 2019-01-28 20:25 

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Latest crisis over, Portman, Balderson push to end government shutdowns for once and all...

WASHINGTON — When the federal government shuts down — as it did most recently for the 20th time in 43 years — two things are predictable.Both parties will howl in outrage, blaming the other party for the dysfunction. And Sen. Rob Portman...

 2019-01-28 19:10 

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Latest crisis over, Rob Portman renews push to end government shutdowns for once and for all...

WASHINGTON — When the federal government shuts down — as it just has for the 20th time in 43 years — two things are predictable.Both parties will howl in outrage and blame the other party for the dysfunction. And Sen. Rob Portman will ta...

 2019-01-24 21:22 

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Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman cast opposite votes on shutdown proposals...

Ohio's two senators split their votes this afternoon on a pair of measures designed to end the partial federal government shutdown.Republican Sen. Rob Portman voted for the GOP measure and against the Democratic bill introduced by Senate Minority Lead...

 2019-01-24 17:02 

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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman calls Nancy Pelosi decision on State of Union 'childish'...

Sen. Rob Portman said it was "childish" for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to refuse to allow President Donald Trump from appearing next week in the U.S. House to deliver the annual State-of-the-Union message.The California Democrat told Trump Wednesd...

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