COLUMBUS, Ohio – Yesterday, The Columbus Dispatch announced its endorsement of Rob Portman for the U.S. Senate pointing to his work to pass more than 45 bills into law, on finding solutions to the heroin and prescription drug epidemic, combating human trafficking, and cutting through bureaucratic red tape in order to deliver results for central Ohio. The Dispatch said Portman stands out for his hard work and "has established an impressive track record, having gotten 45 bills signed into law. Of particular note is his leadership in combatting human trafficking and opioid addiction."
This is the third newspaper to announce support for Rob this week. Friday, Crain's Cleveland Business said, "Portman's intelligence, steadiness and dedication to working hard on issues of importance to Ohioans — most notably on the heroin epidemic and the protection of Lake Erie — are why we believe he deserves another term in the U.S. Senate" and that "Ohio voters have come to respect Portman for his knowledge, work ethic and decency."
Also on Friday, The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed Rob saying, "In his first term as senator, Portman has been a hard-working public servant, often reaching across the aisle for the good of his Greater Cincinnati constituents and the country as a whole," that "Strickland's grasp of the issues isn't as detailed as Portman's, nor are his proposed solutions," and finally that "just one candidate in this Senate race has the energy and ideas necessary to represent Ohio's interests and move our country forward."
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For Congress - Portman
October 8, 2016
The Columbus Dispatch
...Portman, a Republican seeking his second term, has established an impressive track record, having gotten 45 bills signed into law. Of particular note is his leadership in combatting human trafficking and opioid addiction.
He uncovered the failure of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fully vet people given custody of immigrant children, some of whom ended up as slave laborers for Ohio egg farms. He has led congressional action against Backpage.com, obtaining an order from the U.S. Supreme Court for documents that will allow prosecutors throughout the country to go after these modern-day slavers.
And as the scourge of opioid addiction hit Ohio particularly hard, Portman got his Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act signed into law. It authorizes $181 million in additional spending for community programs effective at prevention, treatment and recovery for a disease that Portman notes “has no zip code.”
Portman has also been instrumental in bringing federal dollars to central Ohio and in cutting through bureaucracy for crucial projects such as Columbus’ futuristic Smart Cities technology and transportation grant and the renovation of the Downtown Scioto Mile riverfront...
The Dispatch urges voters to return Sen. Rob Portman to Congress.