Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, agree on at least one thing: The economic status quo is not working. But in their weekly addresses, the President and the freshman senator presented very different ideas on how to fix the problem - and what is causing it in the first place. […]
Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. The bill would spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the U.S. Show More Summary
An open letter to Howard Stern: Hey, now, Howard, please don't be a Rob Portman! It's been a year since my last post asking you to stop using the r-word/s (retard/retarded). As I stated previously, the r-word is a slur against people with intellectual disabilities. Show More Summary
(Credit: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services) My neighbor and me, we're both in the same boat. We're both well over 30 and unemployed. Both of us out shoveling as winter took one last shot yesterday and dumped another two inches of snow on Southern Ohio. I'm shoveling my own driveway and he's shoveling for money. Show More Summary
It seems that little has changed from the last time I watched Rep. Chris Van Hollen debate former Bush OMB director turned senator, Rob Portman. He's still allowing him to fearmonger over the prospect of Social Security going broke instead...Show More Summary
"... in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength..." - The Book of Common PrayerI said here Monday that Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R) conveyed a sense of maturity and quiet confidence that others may...
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) After repeatedly blocking extensions of emergency unemployment aid, even when Democrats met their demands, a few Republican senators are now talking about how much they really want to extend unemployment insurance, and trying to figure out what their new demands will be: Sens. Show More Summary
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois are drawing significant disapproval from voters over their refusal to extend emergency unemployment aid. According to new polling done for Americans...Show More Summary
“Many employers are not hiring people because of Obamacare, 70 percent in some of the surveys of small businesses are saying that Obamacare is already harming their ability to hire people.” – Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Feb. 9, 2014 Just yesterday we examined a Democratic-taking-point-that-won’t-die. Now it’s the GOP’s […]
By Luke Rosiak | Washington Examiner Not sure what to buy the millionaire golfer who has everything? For Sen. Rob Portman, a Ohio Republican, the answer was a $30,000 gold medal for golfer Jack Nicklaus, at taxpayer expense. Or what’s behind an obscure bill to funnel federal funds to chiropractors? Perhaps that’s answered by the... Show More Summary
Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio),who isn't up for re-election until 2016, finished last year with more than $4.4 million in the bank,
“More than 10 times as many people have had their insurance canceled, as compared to those who have been able to obtain private insurance.” –Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), interview on Fox News, Jan. 21, 2014 This was certainly an eye-popping statistic that the senator offered the other day—10 times as many people have had their […]
Rob Portman has devised a way to sabotage unemployment benefits.
Republicans who helped keep a bill to restore long-term jobless aid alive earlier this week say they won't stay on Democrats' side unless the legislation's backers find a way to pay for the $6.4 billion program. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., were two of th …
Senator Rob Portman of Ohio surprised a lot of people in voting to advance debate on the unemployment insurance extension today. But walking out of the Senate chamber, he seemed a bit surprised himself there was so much interest in his...Show More Summary
The Senate this morning voted 59-36 to confirm John Koskinen as Commissioner of the IRS. GOP Sens. Richard Burr (North Carolina), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tennessee), Orrin Hatch (Utah), and Rob Portman (Ohio) voted with Democrats. Bloomberg The Hill New York Times Politico Wall Street Journal Washington Post
"With ENDA on the table, liberals (and a handful of Republicans) are trying to convince the American people that they aren't tolerant enough to run their own offices. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is trying to cushion the blow of his ENDA support with flimsy so-called religious exemptions that will do nothing to protect Americans. Show More Summary
Via the Associated Press: On a quick, voice vote Wednesday, the Senate approved an amendment from Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire that would prevent federal, state and local governments from retaliating against religious groups that are exempt from the law. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has adopted a Republican-backed change in a bill outlawing discrimination against gays in the workplace. By voice vote on Wednesday, the Senate approved an amendment from Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly...Show More Summary
An amendment to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act's religious exemption authored by Sen. Rob Portman and cosponsored by Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Dean Heller, Orrin Hatch, and John McCain seeks to expand that exemption so that it protects religious-affiliated entities from being...