Weiler Grants awarded to Northwest and DKLM groups for their 2017 REALTOR® Care Day...

Columbus REALTORS® is proud to announce that both the Northwest Area Real Estate Association and the Delaware Knox Licking Morrow Suburban Realty Association were awarded REALTOR® Care Day Weiler grants in honor of their 2017 projects

Beatty Tours Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

On June 19, 2017, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) took a hard-hat tour of the Veterans Memorial and Museum, which is under construction in Columbus, Ohio, with Congressmen Steve Stivers (OH-15). Earlier this year, Beatty, Stivers, and Tiberi reintroduced legislation to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum as the “National Veterans Memorial & Museum,” H.R. 1900. Following the tour, Beatty issued the following statement

Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Citizen Monitoring of the Lower Great...

Enthusiasts of the lower Great Miami River watershed will have an opportunity to be part of a citizens’ water quality monitoring program thanks to an $18,822 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Rivers Unlimited – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

Stivers Reintroduces SAFE Transitional License Act

This week, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the SAFE Transitional License Act.  This bill changes the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE) by providing regulatory relief for loan originators in an effort to make a smooth employment transition between bank and non-bank entities.  Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) joined as cosponsors of this bipartisan legislation

Public Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Lake Water Quality Certification Request

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. June 26, 2017, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the replacement of an earthen dam at Buckeye Lake. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Millersport Elementary School, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport.

Opening Statement by Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Ranking Member Marcia L....

The House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing titled, “Small Watershed Infrastructure: Continuing the Mission, Building upon Success.” Below is the opening statement from Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation and the Forestry, as prepared for delivery.

Brown Calls on Administration to Extend Buy America Provisions to All Federally-Funded Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging the Trump Administration to apply Buy America to all federally-funded infrastructure projects as they begin to implement President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order (EO)

On Bloomberg TV, Portman Highlights Need to Rebuild America’s Aging Infrastructure

During an interview today on Bloomberg Television, Senator Portman discussed the need to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. Referring to the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, Portman said that modernizing our infrastructure represents a great opportunity to work on a bipartisan basis to improve our economy, create jobs, and deliver results that will make a difference. The interview comes as President Trump visits Cincinnati with a focus on how to improve our transportation infrastructure.

Brown: We Need Real Infrastructure Investment, Not Fees and Tolls on Working Ohioans

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has offered to work with President Trump on Trump’s promise to invest $1 trillion in our nation’s infrastructure and put Ohioans back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges.

Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Carrollton Public Water Well

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Carrollton Village Hall Council Chambers, 80 Second Street S.W., Carrollton. It will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions and submit comments concerning the application for wetlands impacts associated with the construction of a public water well to supplement existing wells

Brown Slams Trump Budget Cuts to Housing Aid for Low-Income Urban, Rural Communities

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – today blasted President Trump’s plan to slash the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget by more than $6 billion and eliminate programs vital to maintaining the nation’s affordable housing supply.

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $245,000 for Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren

Congressman Tim Ryan today announced a $245,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center (TBEIC) in Warren, Ohio. The grant will be used to match funds provided by the State of Ohio to build out the technical capabilities in TBEIC’s Shared Resources Center

Brown Releases County-By-County Data of Ohio Complaints Against Abusive Mortgage Servicer

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee – applauded recent action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against Ocwen Financial Corp. The CFPB alleges that Ocwen, one of the nation’s largest nonbank mortgage servicers, for years “engaged in significant and systemic misconduct at nearly every stage of the mortgage servicing process.” Ocwen has been the subject of several enforcement actions and more than 23,000 CFPB complaints, including 675 complaints from Ohioans.

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Supports Plan To Transform Quicken Loans Arena

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) announced she supports the plan to transform Quicken Loans Arena. The building’s improvements – which feature increased public areas and address structural flaws and shortcomings in the building – would extend the life of the arena and the Cavaliers’ lease in Cleveland through 2034.

Brown Statement on CFPB Action Against Ocwen Financial for Failing Homeowners

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee – issued the following statement regarding today’s action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state regulators against Ocwen Financial Corp.

Brown, Stark County Community Partners Discuss Rebuilding Infrastructure and Creating Jobs

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) convened a group of Stark County community partners at a roundtable discussion today at the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) to outline efforts to rebuild and repair the nation’s infrastructure while creating millions of construction jobs.

High Standards of Professional Conduct Apply to Insurance Needs of Ohio Home Buyers

Purchasing a home or business property is a time of joy, excitement and inevitably stress generated by the work and by the unfamiliarity buyers have with the layers of demands from loan calculations to insurance commitments being thrust at them. The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) may help by providing information about the various insurance types and also through its rigorous regulation of insurance agents, Jillian Froment, ODI director, said.

Beatty Introduces Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act

U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) recently introduced the Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act, H.R. 1993, legislation to allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to partner with public and private entities to increase legal services for homeless and at-risk of homelessness veterans. Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) and Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH-12) are the lead cosponsors of the Homeless Veteran Legal Services Act.

TURNER Reintroduces Foster Care Housing Bill

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In Eaton, Portman Calls Recovery Home for Women “A Model Facility”

Senator Portman visited the Sojourner Recovery Services residential women’s facility in Eaton, Ohio. Sojourner’s Eaton facility opened last year and serves as a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction and mental health service provider. Portman toured the facility and met with courageous women working to get their lives back on track as well as those on the front lines helping them overcome their addictions.

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Brown Urges VA Secretary to Protect Funding For Homeless Veterans

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin urging him to fully reverse a plan to shift funding for VA programs that support homeless veterans. Earlier this month, the VA announced its intent to redirect the funding into a larger pool used by local VA hospitals at their discretion, risking a misuse of funds intended for homeless veterans.