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The Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Paycheck Protection Program was a lifeline to businesses, families

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Back in March, as state after state closed nonessential businesses and implemented stay-at-home orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, most everyone in Congress knew we had to act quickly to help the American people deal with the pandemic. Moreover, we knew if we didn’t act rapidly enough, we faced the potential of an economic catastrophe. As ranking member of the Hou...

The Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Small businesses get second chance at Paycheck Protection Program

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Since COVID-19 first hit our shores, as the ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, I’ve heard from thousands of small businesses from all across the country. Locally, I’ve talked with people who run restaurants, hair salons, and retail shops (just to name a few); dozens of hospitals and health care providers; police, firefighters and other first responders; and state and local gover...

Cincinnati Enquirer: Chabot: We all have a role to play in mitigating the spread of COVID-19

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Throughout Ohio, many businesses are making responsible, but painful decisions to close their doors in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, or the new coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating financial consequences on those businesses and their workers. Too many people have lost their jobs or have been furloughed, and are now facing increasingly dire personal financial si...

The Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Permanently ban fentanyl-related drugs

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Steve Chabot, Opinion contributor In recent years, opioid addiction has claimed tens of thousands of American lives and shattered families across our nation. That’s why we must work together to redouble our efforts to combat this deadly epidemic. Opioids, when used properly, can be an effective medical tool for pain relief. However, when opioids are abused, they’re extremely dangerous. While fatal...

THE HILL: Disease knows no borders: Responding to coronavirus

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By Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Opinion Contributors — 02/03/20 09:30 AM EST 141 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill More than 170 people have died. More than 7,800 are infected in more than twenty countries and officials expect the already grave situation to worsen. While it may seem a world away, the new coronavirus out of Wuh...

WSJ: "The Clinton Impeachment Was Fair"

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By Jim Sensenbrenner and Steve Chabot Tensions ran high 20 years ago as we stood in the well of the Senate before Chief Justice William Rehnquist, all 100 senators and the nation. As House impeachment managers, we presented our case against President Clinton. We were somber but confident, knowing that we had afforded Mr. Clinton every due-process right to defend himself. Now we find ourselves on t...

The Cincinnati Enquirer: Chabot: Opportunity zones spur investment

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As the ranking member of the House Committee on Small Business, I hear time and time again from small business owners who become entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream. However, their continued success can create ripples far beyond their individual lives. When their businesses hire or expand facilities, they create jobs and drive the economy in their communities. A slate of successful busines...

The Washington Examiner: If Europe forgets Crimea, will anyone stand up to Putin?

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by Rep. Steve Chabot & Rep. Gerry Connolly | June 28, 2019 04:59 PM Click here to read on The Washington Examiner's website. The creeping normalization of Russia’s abhorrent behavior continues. This week, the Council of Europe, which bills itself as “the continent’s leading human rights organization," overwhelmingly decided to reinstate Russia’s voting rights. This decision is a mistake. Russia w...

The Washington Post: For World Press Freedom Day, here’s our bipartisan call to protect journalists

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By Steve Chabot and Adam Schiff May 2 at 6:28 PM U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) are co-chairs of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus. As members of Congress, we swear an oath to defend the Constitution, a pledge that includes protecting the First Amendment and its guarantee that the freedom of the press not be infringed. The prominence of this guarantee r...

THE HILL: Four decades of the Taiwan Relations Act remains a monument to our resolve to uphold democracy

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BY REP. STEVE CHABOT (R-OHIO), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/10/19 08:15 AM EDT 10 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL In 1979, the cost of a gallon of gas was 86 cents. Atari was the “must-have” electronic system, costing consumers around $200, and my team, the Cincinnati Reds claimed their sixth National League West Division title. In political news, on New ...

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