Issues

Issues

Advocating for the Disability Community

I respect the unique experiences of people with disabilities and work in the Senate to make sure every Ohioan has access to the care and resources they need. Like all of us, people with disabilities are supported by their families and communities who should also be recognized for their hard work, selflessness, and dedication.
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Caring for our Veterans

We have no more important moral obligation than supporting the men and women who risk their lives in service to our country, and the family members who sacrifice so much to support their loved ones who serve.
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Combating the Opioid Crisis

Eleven Ohioans will die today of an opioid overdose, and Congress must be doing everything in our power to fight this epidemic on all fronts.
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Ensuring Quality Education for our Children

Every student deserves a community that supports their education. I’m troubled by the lack of oversight and transparency of many charter schools -- and will continue pushing for accountability. I will also keep up my efforts to bring critical resources to K-12 schools across Ohio, along with making higher education more accessible to every American.
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Expanding Access to Affordable Healthcare

Instead of repealing the Affordable Care Act, we should be working to improve and expand it so that every Ohioan has access to quality, affordable healthcare.
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Fighting for Agricultural and Rural Communities

Our state’s farms are an important economic engine, and as we work together to move this economy forward, I will continue to fight for the needs of our farmers.
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Fighting for Seniors

We have made promises to our seniors that we must honor – Medicare, Social Security, affordable prescription drugs. These men and women have worked their entire lives, taken care of their families, and they deserve a quality of life that reflects that.
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Helping Small Businesses Succeed

Small businesses and manufacturers are the backbone of Ohio’s economy.
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Love and Respect For All Ohioans

It has been my honor to stand alongside you, fighting to make sure that every Ohioan is treated equally under the law and given the respect they deserve. I will never compromise on these principles and I will continue to work to drive your movement forward.
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Making College Affordable

Student loan debt shouldn’t hold students back for decades after they’ve graduated.
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Preserving Our Environment

From protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species and toxic algal blooms to promoting a clean energy future, defending clean water and clean air is more important than ever.
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Protecting Those Who Protect Us

At a time when it may seem like not much is getting done in Washington, supporting the officers who put their lives on the line each day to protect us—and the families who sacrifice alongside them—is something we can come together on in a bipartisan way.
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Safeguarding Consumers

The last thing Ohioans need is for politicians to turn back the clock to the days when Wall Street was free to prey on working families, wreck the economy, and hand taxpayers the bill.
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Standing Up for American Workers

We want more trade—Ohio businesses, including our auto supply chain, rely on trade with our neighbors. But trade should happen on a truly level playing field, and that’s not what we have right now.
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Strengthening Our National Security

We must continue to vigorously enforce and strengthen sanctions against Russia, to send a message to its leaders and the world that the United States of America will not tolerate efforts to undermine democracy around the world.
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Supporting the African American Community

We have to defend the affirmation that black lives matter. In doing so, we acknowledge the disparity between African-American men and women and their white counterparts and the racism that deepens those discrepancies.
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Women’s Rights

We have made great strides toward a more level playing field for Ohio women. I am proud to have helped pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and been an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act. But we still have work to do.
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