Senator Rob Portman http://wyso.org en Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Could Affect Hundreds Of Thousands In Ohio http://wyso.org/post/expanded-earned-income-tax-credit-could-affect-hundreds-thousands-ohio <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-0d1b0224-8f1c-c27b-90c1-37658b28a1d6"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">President Obama released <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/overview" target="_blank">his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015</a> Tuesday, and among the many reforms, cuts and expansions, he’s calling for an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a program benefiting low-income Americans.</span></span></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:43:58 +0000 Lewis Wallace 46645 at http://wyso.org Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit Could Affect Hundreds Of Thousands In Ohio US Senator Portman To Lead Trafficking Forum In Dayton http://wyso.org/post/us-senator-portman-lead-trafficking-forum-dayton <p>It’s estimated that more than 1,000 in Ohio are victims of sex-trafficking each year.&nbsp; 300,000 children nationwide are considered to be at high risk. Those numbers are galvanizing politicians, police agencies and other organizations to raise awareness about the war on human trafficking.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:19:09 +0000 Jerry Kenney 45895 at http://wyso.org Ohio U.S. Senators Weigh In On The War On Poverty http://wyso.org/post/ohio-us-senators-weigh-war-poverty <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:12:56 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44551 at http://wyso.org Ohio U.S. Senators Weigh In On The War On Poverty Portman’s Energy Bill Is Grounded By Unrelated Amendments http://wyso.org/post/portman-s-energy-bill-grounded-unrelated-amendments <p>A bipartisan energy efficiency bill sponsored by Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is going nowhere this year.The Shaheen-Portman bill sets targets and establishes programs to boost energy efficiency for government and commercial buildings, and manufacturers. It has bipartisan support and was considered a major piece of energy legislation that had a chance.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:04:00 +0000 M.L. Schultze (WKSU) 43652 at http://wyso.org Historic Gay Rights Bill Passes Senate With Portman's Support http://wyso.org/post/historic-gay-rights-bill-passes-senate-portmans-support <p>The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined a handful of Republicans in the Senate to support the measure.</p><p>The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would prohibit employers from hiring, firing or promotion practices based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Portman joined the Democratic majority to back the bill, but only after his amendment was added that exempted religious employers from ENDA.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:53:34 +0000 Emily McCord 41752 at http://wyso.org Historic Gay Rights Bill Passes Senate With Portman's Support