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The Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: CHIPS Act will help create thousands of jobs in Ohio in the immediate future

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If we learned anything during the early days of the pandemic, it was that America can no longer afford to rely on other nations for products and supplies critical to our economy and our national security. One product that meets both of those criteria is semiconductors, also known as chips. They are used in more ways than we could possibly list here, running the gamut from consumer…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…