Our national security depends on constant innovation, including from the defense industry. That’s why we worked to create a national network of defense innovation hubs. Republican Rep. Michael Turner and I fought to make sure Ohio was included.
I introduced the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act to quadruple the amount that K-through-12 educators can deduct from their taxes for classroom expenses. It would raise the base amount teachers can deduct from $250 to $1,000.
A few weeks ago in the Senate, we passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with overwhelming bipartisan support – we pass an updated version of this legislation every year to get resources to our military and to protect our national security.
In too many communities in Ohio, big outside investors funded by Wall Street are buying up homes that could have gone to first-time homebuyers. It’s driving up prices and it’s making it even harder for Ohioans to buy a house – especially for young families buying their first home.
The Intel plant in Licking County is going to create at least 7,000 construction jobs for union Building Trades workers over the next 10 years, and will help develop the semiconductor chip supply chain in Ohio and position our state to lead in this crucial industry.
Whether you’re talking about flags or construction materials, American tax dollars should go toward American-made products that support American jobs, period. We need to produce the symbol of our country in a way that supports American workers and American manufacturers.
Every Ohio family and Ohio business should be able to have reliable, high-speed internet. You shouldn’t have to live in a big city or a wealthy suburb to have access to a crucial aspect of modern society and our economy.
From the Wright brothers, to American heroes like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, the story of modern aviation was written in Ohio. Today, our state continues to lead the country in aerospace innovation, and in military service.
Parents should not have to choose between going to work to provide for their families and making sure their children are well cared for. Child care is far too expensive and too hard to find – particularly in rural communities, where parents face unique challenges and have unique needs when it comes to caring for their children.
Unfair foreign competition is a massive problem for Ohio companies, particularly from countries like China, where the government much of the economy. And our trade laws haven’t kept up with all the ways that foreign competition can cheat and get around the rules.