Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) says he will not support the resolution that authorizes President Obama to use military force in Syria. He made his remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, ahead of Obama's scheduled address to the nation. Portman characterized the President's plan as "strike first, strategy later" and he told the Senate he thought military force wasn’t the answer because it may not prevent future use of chemical weapons and would not bring stability to Syria.
President Obama is taking his message on how to boost manufacturing in the the US on the road Wednesday. As Emily McCord reports for WYSO, the President’s plans to invest in the manufacturing sector could help Ohio’s economy.
Ohio’s U.S. Senators weighed in Monday on what they hope to hear in President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Democrat Sherrod Brown wants the president to focus on jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector. He says the U.S. lost 5 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010, and has only gained back HALF a million.
As you might expect, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown had positive things to say about President Obama’s 2nd inaugural speech. Brown is a democrat, and said he liked the President’s call for a modern economy that focuses on infrastructure, R&D and education. And he’s hopeful for more progress on expanding the middle class.