Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D) has spoken out in favor of expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit in the past.
President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 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.
It’s estimated that more than 1,000 in Ohio are victims of sex-trafficking each year. 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.
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.
Portman delivers comments on Amendment to Strengthen Religious Liberty Provisions in Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
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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.