COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Portman for Senate Campaign announced that the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute (HBRI) endorsed Rob Portman for U.S. Senate. The HBRI recognized Rob’s work within the Hispanic community and his record of fighting for pro-growth policies leading to better wages and more jobs. Following the announcement, Hector Barreto, President of the HBRI and Rob issued these statements:
“Senator Portman has earned the support of HBRI because he shares our vision - for the Hispanic community to consistently experience the best this nation has to offer, not just today but well into the future through economic and educational opportunities as well as quality, affordable healthcare. We appreciate Senator Portman’s respect for the unique opportunities that are available to all Americans – and to Hispanics in particular – through small-business ownership,” said Hector Barreto, President of the HBRI.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. As a small business owner myself, I’m honored to receive the HBRI’s endorsement and will continue to fiercely advocate for all Ohio small businesses,” said Rob Portman. “This Senate race offers the voters of Ohio a clear choice: a brighter future with my pro-growth policies for better wages and more jobs or a return to Ted Strickland’s failed policies of higher taxes, burdensome regulations, and bigger government.”
About HBRI: Founded in 2013, The Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization seeking to advance the principles and values of economic independence and stability for all Americans.
Rob Portman's Record of Jobs:
Rob Portman has passed nearly 50 bills into law.
Rob passed legislation to improve worker retraining programs, and improve Ohio's workforce to help better connect job seekers with employers.
Rob passed federal permitting reform legislation to streamline and improve the federal permitting process in order to remove uncertainty and unpredictability that hinders investment, economic growth, and job creation.
Rob fought for legislation to stop unnecessary regulations and red tape that hold back Ohio small businesses.
In an effort to increase jobs for American manufactures, Portman introduced the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act.
Rob’s bipartisan energy efficiency bill, which he introduced alongside Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), is expected to create more than 200,000 jobs and greatly reduce carbon emissions equivalent to taking 20 million cars off the road.
When Ohio’s job creators call Rob, he is ready to help:
Gregory Industries, a guardrail manufacturer in Canton, faced possible closure when a competitor hired a lobbyist to effectively eliminate their product through language in federal legislation. Rob stepped in and led the charge to save the company's 125 jobs. Earlier this year, the Portman for Senate Campaign released this ad regarding Gregory Industries:
In September, the Portman for Senate Campaign released its latest TV ad titled, “Mi prioridad," which is running on Spanish-language stations in Ohio today. The campaign is spending $250,000 running the advertisement on TV and targeted to Spanish-speaking voters online. The campaign has set a goal of receiving 1 million views across all online platforms before Election Day. You may click HERE or on the video below to watch “Mi prioridad.”
In June, the Portman for Senate campaign announced the launch of its sixth coalition with the addition of its Hispanic Leadership Council. Chaired by NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz of Cincinnati with co-chairs Juan Jose Perez of Columbus, Donna Alvarado of Granville, Bernie Moreno of Cleveland and Grace Ramos of Beavercreek, the group helps advise Senator Portman on issues impacting the Hispanic community and help spread the word about Portman’s efforts to create jobs and opportunity for all Ohioans.
You may HERE or on the video below to hear more from Anthony Muñoz.