Portman delivers comments on Amendment to Strengthen Religious Liberty Provisions in Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
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.
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.
The Congressional panel dealing with budget negotiations met this week for the first time to avoid another potential government shutdown and maintain federal funding. The spending bill as it stands now will keep the government open until January 15. U.S.
Ohio's Republican U.S. senator says website woes are more evidence that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul should be halted.
Sen. Rob Portman, of the Cincinnati area, says the Healthcare.gov site is an indicator of what's ahead in the health care rollout. He says the overhaul is a complex program that will hurt the economy, and the way the website has been plagued by technical malfunctions highlights a system that isn't ready.
The government shutdown is over, and lawmakers agreed to fund it until January 15th* and raise the debt ceiling through February 7th. Republicans like Ohio Senator Rob Portman are now looking towards future negotiations.