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  • Reaching out to farmers and ranchers in crisis

    As Congress works to reauthorize the Farm Bill ahead of its Sept. 30 expiration, I am keeping the needs of farmers and ranchers at the forefront as I advocate for a strong safety net that provides what producers need while facing a challenging farm economy and helps ensure the continuation of important research, promotion and conservation programs. 
  • The world needs NATO in the arena
    As critics have hurled taunts of obsolescence, NATO has remained the steadfast practitioner of peace, the man in the arena upholding the collective defense commitment enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, and building and maintaining the deterrence and defense capabilities that sit at the very heart of transatlantic security.
  • A sermon on Mark 6:7-13
    I pray that when God looks at me in my judgment, He will see His face reflected in mine. 
  • Time to end direct file, not make it permanent
    Instead of diverting resources and attention to a redundant, expensive new government-run program, the IRS would better serve taxpayers by highlighting the existing options available to them and improving basic customer service. It is time to end Direct File, not make it permanent.
  • A sermon on Mark 5:21-43
    Max Lucado expresses beautifully the essence of faith. "Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right." 
  • More officials issue 'imminent terrorist attack' warnings
    U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, told CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday, “We are at the highest level of a possible terrorist threat” resulting from Biden administration policies.
  • A sermon on Mark 4:35-41
    I was riveted to the radio listening to an interview about a country singer's journey from the valley of a living hell to the mountain top of God's grace. His name is Jelly Roll, named by his mom to describe her chubby son. 
  • A sermon on Mark 4:26-34
    For 27 years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, I prayed over sick children all day, spreading the seed of God's healing power over them. My faith told me to put them in God's hands. I was most moved when I prayed over the little babies in the incubators. Some were so tiny they could fit into the palm of your hand. It saddened me that at only a few weeks old they were struggling to survive.
  • Congressman Turner, Gov. DeWine announce Dayton as host of 2025 NATO PA Spring Session
    Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), head of the U.S. delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, was joined by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Commissioner Deborah Lieberman, and Dayton City Commissioner Chris Shaw in announcing that Dayton will host the 2025 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
  • A sermon on Mark 14:22-26
    When someone is performing a good deed, don't stop them. Here is my story.
  • A sermon for Trinity Sunday
    Theologians have used earthly examples to explain the Trinity. An egg has a shell, yolk and egg white, but it is still one egg. Water can be steam, ice or liquid, yet it is the one same essence. 
  • A sermon for Pentecost
    Preachers talk so often about the "power" of God. I was curious about how the dictionary defines the word "power." So, I looked it up. I was baffled by this one definition I discovered. It defined power as "the ability to get extra-base hits." I found it strange they used a baseball analogy to define power.
  • Advocating for better market access for U.S. producers
    For the fourth year in a row, the Biden Administration’s trade agenda provides no plan for real negotiations to improve market access.  
  • A sermon for the Ascension of Jesus
    My mentor Fr. Ed Connelly gave me wise advice on how to be a good priest. On my ordination day, after placing the priestly stole around my shoulders, he whispered into my ear, "Bless the people God brings to you." 
  • When will IRS stop ballooning budget? Short answer: Not anytime soon
    In his fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget proposal, President Biden requested Congress provide an unprecedented $104 billion in additional funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on top of its $12.3 billion annual budget and the $80 billion the Biden Administration already enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
  • Centennial celebration for Craters of the Moon – an extraordinary Idaho landscape
    The landscape of Craters of the Moon is like no other. It is a place where one can walk on the same ground that was once molten lava, flowing from deep within the Earth.
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