Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
U.S. Senator Portman Wants Action On Prisoner Swap
Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is pushing a resolution to say Congress is officially opposed to the recent prisoner swap that freed five Al-Qaeda operatives in exchange for Army Sergeant Bo Bergdahl.
Rob Portman contends that the President’s decision to not address Congress before the prisoner swap violated the defense authorization spending bill.
“(In) our resolutio,n there’s nothing about taking away the president’s prerogative about being Commander in Chief. It says there is a law, Congress passed it and the President should follow it. It’s a law that he signed.”
Portman says he’s also working on a proposal to make it easier to hire and fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of the recent scandal there.