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U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell is sworn in to testify to the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘This Is How I’m Going To Die’: Police Sergeant Recalls The Terror Of Jan. 6

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WASHINGTON (NPR) — In gripping emotional testimony, U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell recounted the “horrific and devastating” violence of Jan. 6 during the first hearing of the select committee investigating the insurrection. “My fellow officers and I were punched, pushed, kicked, shoved, sprayed with chemical irritants, and even blinded with eye-damaging lasers by a… Read More

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Portman Says Infrastructure Bill Is Needed And Thinks It Is On Track For Passage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — After lots of back and forth, Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator says he thinks the bipartisan infrastructure deal he’s been working on with President Biden’s administration will happen. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says he and fellow lawmakers in the bipartisan working group realize the need for money for roads and… Read More

The Ohio House in voting session

Women In Government: What Stands In The Way?

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When Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor for President Donald Trump, took the stage at the Ohio Republican Party State dinner the very first topic of discussion was on women in leadership and how to encourage more candidates to run for office. Conway says encouragement is key. “The number one impediment for many women not running… Read More

Lawmaker Wants Clarity In Stand Your Ground Bill

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Republican senators are planning to discuss the possible changes they would like to make to HB228, the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill which might include more specific language on when to use lethal force in self-defense situations. Sen. Bill Coley (R-West Chester) he wants the bill to clearly state three pillars; an attacker clearly shows an… Read More

Bill To Change How Insurers Deny Treatments Till Others Are Tried Moves Forward

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The bill doesn’t ban so-called “step therapy”, but would allow for exemptions such as if medication causes an allergy or if the patient has already tried the treatment and it didn’t work. Senators have unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make changes in the process by which insurance companies deny treatments and drugs until… Read More