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Portman Bows Out of 2016 Race For President

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Portman is perhaps best known outside Washington for having reversed his position on same-sex marriage after learning his son is gay.
8:18AM
December 2, 2014

U.S. Senator Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate.

Ohio’s Congressional Delegation Upset About Flood Plan Delay

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The city of Findlay has struggled with flooding over the past seven years, particularly in the downtown area near the Blanchard River.
8:28AM
April
10, 2014

Several Ohio members of Congress say they are not happy that the Army Corps of Engineers may wait until 2016 to issue a final report on a flood control plan for the flood-prone Blanchard River.

Ohio Senators Split On Reaction To Health Overhaul

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Ohio Senators. Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman disagree on how to best proceed with the Affordable Health Care Act.
2:51PM
October 24, 2013

Ohio’s U.S. senators disagree on how to respond to problems with the federal website for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Portman: Debt Deal Gives GOP More Leverage In Next Budget Deal

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“Will it be a grand bargain? Probably not. Can it be a bargain that’s good for the American people? Yes,” says Portman.
8:51AM
October 18, 2013

The government shutdown is over after lawmakers agreed to raise the country’s debt limit…until January 15th. Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is looking to the next round of negotiations with optimism.

Ohio’s GOP Senator Calls Syria Strategy “Confused”

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U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (L) and Rob Portman (R) react to proposed Syrian military strike.
1:25PM
September 12, 2013

Ohio’s Republican senator said the Obama administration’s long-term strategy for Syria appears “very confused.”

Senator Rob Portman Opposes Air Strikes Against Syria

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Ohio Senator Rob Portman
11:26AM
September
10, 2013

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he cannot support a resolution giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria.

Portman Says He Warned IRS About Partisan Politics A Year Ago

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman
12:02PM
May
16, 2013

Ohio’s junior U.S. Senator says he wrote a letter to the IRS a year ago urging them to keep politics out of their investigations.

State Rep. To Challenge Portman After Gun Bill Vote

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Dem. State Rep. Bob Hagan (Youngstown) says he'll run against Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman in 2016.
7:23AM
April 19, 2013

Democratic State Rep. Bob Hagan was so infuriated by U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s vote against this week’s failed gun bill that he’s running against Portman in 2016.

Ohio Business Leaders Keep Tabs On Proposed Immigration Bill

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Acting Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, fields questions after recent forum on immigration reform at The Ohio State University
5:41AM
April 15, 2013

A U.S. Senate immigration bill could be introduced later this week. The proposal is expected to allow a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while also mandating that employers check legal status of their employees.

“Change Of Heart” Pushes Portman To Support Same-Sex Marriage

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
7:53AM
March
15, 2013

The U.S. Senator says his evolution on the subject of gay marriage began in 2011 when his son told his parents he was gay.