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  • Rep. Stivers and Rep. Rice Reintroduce Bills to Address the Student Loan Debt Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY) reintroduced two bills to reduce student loan debt and to help borrowers keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. Rep. Stivers’ Decreasing Employees Burdensome Taxes from Student Loans (DEBT) Act and Rep. Rice’s Student and Families Empowerment Act both gained strong bipartisan support in the 116th Congress. “For some students in Ohio’s 15th, pursuing their dreams means pursing higher educa... Read more

  • Support Our Small Businesses
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Support Our Small Businesses In March, our nation faced an invisible enemy, and Congress came together to pass three relief bills: the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the CARES Act, and the Health Care and Paycheck Protection Program Enhancement Act. Legislators from both sides of the aisle set aside their differences to deal with the health and economic consequences brought by an unprecedented situation. It is that spirit of bipartisanship that we need to get things done for the Americ... Read more

  • Stivers and Schneider Introduce Legislation Honoring Veteran Small Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced a resolution to honor veteran and military entrepreneurs, by designating an annual “Veteran-Owned Small Business Week.” This legislation is also sponsored by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Jason Crow (D-CO). Specifically, this resolution celebrates veteran small business owners for their entrepreneurial spirit and hard work. Businesses owned by veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have ma... Read more

  • Stivers Joins Reed to Support Assistance for Child Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) joined Representative Tom Reed (D-NY) to cosponsor the Back to Work Child Care Grants Act. This legislation will provide assistance to child care providers to help keep families safe and retain American jobs. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) led the introduction of this legislation in the Senate, and it was included in the recently introduced HEALS Act. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 60 perce... Read more

  • Stivers, Kuster Offer Bipartisan Amendment to Help Female Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) joined Representative Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) to offer an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) targeting the disproportional rate of female veteran unemployment. This amendment would require the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study on the unemployment rate of female veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001. “As a veteran myself, one of my ... Read more

  • Stivers Applauds Passage of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) joined 384 of his colleagues to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and provide market access for American suppliers and support jobs across the country. “The passage of the USMCA has been a long time coming, and finally, the House has taken steps to give hardworking Americans the tools they need to succeed in a global marketplace,” Stivers said. “Already, Ohio’s 15th District has seen the benefits of the USMCA, with Magn... Read more

  • Ohio Republican Disagrees with Trump’s Trade Approach
    Posted in Articles on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    President Trump called the ongoing trade war with China a “little squabble” on Tuesday, but Representative Steve Stivers disagrees with how Trump is using tariffs to negotiate. Stivers (R-15) said in an interview, with Spectrum Washington reporter Taylor Popielarz on Tuesday, that tariffs are not the right answer in trying to get China to play fairly in the world of trade. “I believe tariffs are starting to hurt American consumers, they’re starting to hurt American manufacturers and American far... Read more

  • Stivers, Balderson Send Letter in Support of Buckeye Lake Region Watershed Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Infrastructure

    Last week, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) sent a letter to the District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of the South Licking Conservancy’s request for a watershed plan in the upcoming year. This watershed plan will help the community address water quality concerns, increase public safety and awareness, address flooding issues in the area, and provide certainty for any economic impacts the community can expect as revitalization of the Buckeye Lake region continues. Read more

  • New Year, New Congress
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Drug Abuse and Treatment, Infrastructure

    As 2018 quickly comes to a close, everyone’s attention turns towards 2019 and what the new year can mean for them. It is a chance for a fresh start; to set new goals, new priorities, and tackle new challenges. The same is true as we begin the 116th Congress. Read more

  • Creating Opportunities
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    The 15th Congressional District spans from the suburbs of Columbus to Clinton County in the Southwest region, and to the foothills of Appalachia, and it is full of remarkable communities with untapped potential. I am proud to represent each and every one of them, and to pursue policies that will tap into the best natural resource we have: our people. This time last year, historic tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed into law. This legislation had one simple goal: improving the lives... Read more

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