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Portman, Brown Defend Votes On EPA Standards

Sherrod Brown (left) called the failed Senate resolution a victory for clean air, while Rob Portman defended his vote as a vote for Ohio industry.
June 21, 2012

Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman is defending his vote in support of a failed challenge to the new EPA standards. Dem. Sherrod Brown called the vote to uphold the standards a victory for clean air.

U.S. Senator Portman, Former Opponent Fisher Reunite

Former Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher (left) and U.S.Senator Rob Portman.
20, 2012

The 2010 opponents in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race have had a cordial reunion, with the defeated Democrat pointing to winner Rob Portman’s frequent mentions now as a possible Republican presidential running mate.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Helps Open Mitt Romney’s OH Campaign HQ

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GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
February 24, 2012

U.S. Senator Rob Portman today opened the Columbus campaign headquarters for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. WOSU spoke with the senator about some of the top issues on the presidential campaign trail.

U.S. Senators From Ohio Say More Budget Fights Loom In Congress

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman arrives for news briefing at northeast side Columbus business.
23, 2011

More budget fights loom in congress after a 12-member super-committee failed to reach agreement this week on a deficit reduction plan. Ohio’s two U.S. Senators expressed disappointment about the lack of compromise.

Ohio Senator Portman Optimistic Deficit Deadline Can be Met

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Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman thinks bipartisan deficit cutting committee will meet its deadline.
17, 2011

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Thursday said he remains optimistic the bi-partisan congressional supercommittee will meet next week’s deadline. But the Ohio Republican acknowledged time to meet next Wednesday’s deadline is running out.

Ohio’s US Senators React To The President’s Troop Draw Down Plan

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The Officer Commanding Corunna Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment briefs his troops on Op Tor Mahke Zi. Republican Senator Rob Portman says there are aspects of President Obama's plan to bring troops home that he likes.
June 23, 2011

Congressional Democrats are leading the criticism of President Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan, arguing that his timeline for bringing 33,000 U.S. troops home by next summer is not fast enough. At the same time, Republicans are faulting Mr. Obama’s plan as too rash. But Ohio’s junior senator, a Republican, says there are aspects of the plan he likes.