The group Voters First Ohio, is coming under fire from Tea Party representatives. Voters First Ohio is 130,000 signatures short of the 385,253 valid signatures that they need to get the Redistricting Amendment to the Ohio Constitution on the ballot in November. However, they have until July 28th to “cure” their deficit.
Many of the petitions they have turned in show that they are getting a significant number of Republican and independents signing the petition, mostly by mis-representing what the Amendment is to those they are soliciting for signatures. In what appears to be typical Sal Alinsky tactics, they are actually telling people that this petition is endorsed by the TEA Party and the NRA and other conservative groups. David Langdon of Protect Your Vote is trying to get the word out to everyone in the Tea Party movement to tell them NOT to sign this petition. Continue reading Ohio Redistricting Amendment Coverup
By 18th Ohio Congressional District Rep. Bob Gibbs – December 1st, 2011
The failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the Super Committee, to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in spending cuts is a serious disappointment. An opportunity to eliminate some of our huge debt was wasted – and with it, the chance to spur economic growth and create much-needed jobs.
As an outsider sent to Washington to bring a new perspective, I am frustrated that politics as usual has gotten in the way again. While the Republican-led House secured the largest reduction in discretionary spending in history, the inability of the ‘Super Committee’ to come to an agreement to further reduce the deficit illustrates once again that Washington is broken and lacks the internal discipline to make the necessary but difficult choices to pay down our $15 Trillion national debt. Continue reading An Opportunity Missed
DAYTON, Ohio – An Ohio woman says a charter school is punishing her daughter for not immediately reporting that she saw two classmates having sex on a school bus and for changing her seat during the bus trip.
Saundra Roundtree told The Associated Press on Monday that her 14-year-old daughter had changed seats with a boy who wanted to sit beside a girl on a Dayton View Academy school trip.
Roundtree says her daughter told her at home afterward that she later saw the two having sex but was afraid to say anything.
Roundtree notified school officials. She says they told her Friday that her daughter cannot attend the eighth-grade prom or picnic. The mother thinks that’s unfair.
The school did not immediately return calls Monday.
Dayton’s WHIO-TV reports the two other students were suspended.
REMINDER: Congressman Bob Gibbs’ Upcoming Community Office Hours
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A member of Bob Gibbs’ staff will be holding office hours in Holmes, Hocking, and Licking counties next week. During these office hours, Congressman Gibbs’ staff will be available to provide assistance to constituents on a variety of services and issues, including Medicare, Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Internal Revenue Service issues, and matters regarding federal legislation.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Gibbs today announced that he has rescheduled the Town Hall meeting originally planned for February 2, 2011 which was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Town Hall will now take place on Monday March 7, 2011 at the same location.
Congressman Gibbs will take questions and address important issues for Ohio and the nation. Event is open to the public and media.
Tuscarawas County Town HallMonday, March 7, 2011
Grace Lutheran Church
108 West 3rd Street
Dover, OH 44622
March 2, 2011
Increasing EPA Regulations Harming Job Creation and Burdening Small Businesses, Local Governments & States
Washington, DC – Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following statement from today’s hearing, a review of the FY 2012 budget and priorities of the Environmental Protection Agency and its impacts on jobs, liberty, and the economy:
“I have a number of concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing activities and plans in Fiscal Year 2012. These are issues that I want the Subcommittee to explore during this Congress and hold hearings when I think it would be helpful to Members.
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Feb. 11th celebrates National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs(R-Lakeville) cosponsored legislation introduced today directing the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to change their designation of milk as an environmental hazard. Under the EPA’s current rule, milk is considered the same as oil, and if dairy producers do not comply with the EPA’s rule then they will be subject to punitive damages.
Last year, the EPA announced a one-year extension specifically to address requirement for milk and milk product containers within EPA’s Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, which directs producers to have an oil spill prevention plan by November 10, 2011. However, a finalized rule exempting milk has not been made. This legislation Congressman Gibbs cosponsored will prohibit enforcement of the EPA’s regulations on dairy and dairy product producers, processors, handlers and distributers, and it would require the EPA to implement this exemption within 30 days of the legislation’s enactment.
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January 26, 2011
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs today introduced his unprecedented constituent outreach initiative that will be a first-of-its-kind program to meet with constituents in their own communities. He also announced the opening of his district office in Zanesville, Ohio.
“The 18th district is literally the size of New Jersey which, in the past, has left constituents feeling like they didn’t receive the services they needed from their Member of Congress,” said Gibbs. “One of my promises in the campaign was to be more accessible and our outreach program will make sure we hear the priorities of each community.”
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