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Former USTR Comes Out Against TPP -- Though Not Necessarily For The Best Reasons

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

People who have worked for the USTR tend to pretty religiously support any and all new trade agreements, so it seems somewhat noteworthy that the former USTR, and now Senator, Rob Portman, has come out against the TPP agreement, saying that he doesn't think that it's a good deal. Show More Summary

Former USTR Rob Portman Opposes TPP for the Worst Reasons

Yesterday, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former U.S. Trade Representative during the George W. Bush administration, announced his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  According to Reuters: Portman, from Ohio, said the Pacific...Show More Summary

Portman Comes Out Against Trade Deal

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a former U.S trade ambassador, announced that he “opposes a sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, dealing a setback to a deal that is seen as a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy,” the Washington [...]

GOP pushes to combat drug addiction "epidemic"

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, touts a comprehensive bipartisan effort to combat the issue of drug addiction in the GOP's weekly address, released January 30, 2016

GOP pushes Congress to act on drug addiction "epidemic"

"The grip of addiction affects all of us," Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said in a new video

Senate probe faults gov't for migrant child abuse

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says the department of Health and Human Services was overwhelmed by children crossing the border and weakened its child protection policies, leaving the children vulnerable to human trafficking.

Anti-Gay Bigots Take Pathetic Swipe at GOP Sen. Rob Portman After Failing to Find Viable Primary Challenger

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Back in November 2014, the National Organization for Marriage vowed to unseat Ohio Republican Rob Portman, who in 2013 become the first sitting US senator in the GOP to endorse same-sex marriage after his son, Will, came out as gay. In a press releas… Read The post Anti-Gay Bigots Take Pathetic Swipe at GOP Sen. Show More Summary

Kasich Snags Portman’s Endorsement

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) soon will endorse Gov. John Kasich for president, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. “Top Ohio Republican backs another top Ohio Republican. That’s how it always works, no? In most cases you would be correct. But Portman’s [...]

Two Republicans On Veep Shortlist

Two Republican senators seen as possible vice presidential picks have the GOP worried about its legislative majority. Republican strategists say Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire are two of the party’s most promising vice presidential candidates. Unfortunately for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), both are running for reelection in [...]

With $10 million haul, Portman breaks Ohio fundraising record

Sen. Rob Portman has shattered Ohio fundraising records with his 2015 haul.        

The IRS Scandal, Day 963

Your News Now, Sen. Portman's Bill Would Give Americans More Power When Dealing With IRS: Ohio Senator Rob Portman has introduced legislation that would give Americans more power when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. Senator Portman says the IRS scandal that unfolded following the 2012 election, caused him to...

Rob Portman: One of several swing-state GOP senators ducking for cover from the Trump effect

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman might be deriding the same "dysfunctional Washington" that's driven Donald Trump to the top of GOP polls, but he's running like hell from Trump himself. “I’m not a rabble-rousing, red-meat Donald Trump...Show More Summary

GOP strategist joins husband on Marco Rubio’s campaign team

There will soon be a husband and wife team working in the press shop of Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign. Caitlin Conant is leaving her role as Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman's communications director to head up regional and surrogate communications for team Rubio beginning in 2016, she confirmed to The Washington Post. […]

APNewsBreak: Ohio gay marriage plaintiff backs Strickland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lead plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit that led to legal gay marriage nationwide is endorsing the Democratic challenger to Ohio senator Rob Portman, despite Portman's dramatic position reversal in favor of same-sex...Show More Summary

US Should Use Its ‘Bigger Role’ in IMF to Assist Ukraine Economically

The United States should use its influence at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to continue economically assisting Ukraine, US Senate Ukraine Caucus Chairman Rob Portman told Sputnik.

Jon Stewart Made A Senator Really Uncomfortable Over 9/11

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- As of Thursday morning, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among just 34 senators who had not signed on as a sponsor of a new 9/11 health and compensation bill. But by nighttime that had changed, and the Ohio Republican andShow More Summary

NAM Highlights Concerns with BEPS, Critical Need for International Tax Reform

Dorothy Coleman, the NAM’s Vice President, Tax and Domestic Policy, today joined U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and a panelRead the Rest...

Ted Strickland’s (D) Senate bid gasping for cash.

Ted Strickland isn't raising the money he needs to run to challenge Rob Portman for Senate. The post Ted Strickland’s (D) Senate bid gasping for cash. appeared first on RedState.

Why is a Republican senator running on defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio? It might be helping him

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rob Portman Ohio Sen. Rob Portman got a bunch of flak on Thursday, and rightly so, for saying that the public dollars that currently fund Planned Parenthood should instead go to "community health centers" that "provide the women's health needs that are legitimate"—implying, of course, that Planned Parenthood's services are not legitimate. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Why is Rob Portman running on defunding Planned Parenthood? It might be helping him

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman Leading Off: • OH-Sen: GOP Sen. Rob Portman got a bunch of flak on Thursday, and rightly so, for saying that the public dollars that currently fund Planned Parenthood should instead go to "community health centers"...Show More Summary

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