breaking news

Northeastern bus safety investigation: 3 things to know

How Congress voted last week


Readers have told us they want to know how local and Ohio members of the U.S. House and Senate are voting on major issues. In most Monday editions, we will publish a list of votes.

HOUSE

Local southwest Ohio members in bold.

HR 1911 – The final version of a bill roll back the interest rate on student loans to 3.86 percent and tie future increases to market rates with rates capped at 8.2 percent. The bill, approved last month by the Senate, was sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

APPROVED: 392-31

Republicans

Yes: Chabot, Gibbs, Johnson, Jordan, Joyce, Latta, Renacci, Stivers, Tiberi, Turner, and Wenstrup.

Democrats: None

Yes: Beatty, Kaptur, and Ryan.

No: Fudge

* As speaker, John Boehner does not customarily vote.

SENATE

CONFIRMATION VOTE – The Senate approved the nomination of Samantha Powers to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

APPROVED: 87-10

Yes: Portman, Brown

Source: Congress

Contact information for local lawmakers

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio

To send an email, go to www.brown.senate.gov/contact

Washington, DC office

713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

tel (202) 224-2315

fax (202) 228-6321

Cincinnati Office

425 Walnut St., Suite 2310

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 684-1021

Fax: (513) 684-1029

Toll Free 1-888-896-OHIO (6446)

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio

To send an email, go to www.portman.senate.gov

Washington, DC office

338 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-3353

Cincinnati Office

312 Walnut St.

Suite 3075

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 684-3265

Rep. John Boehner, R-West Chester Twp.

Represents the 8th District which includes Clark, Miami, Butler, Preble, Darke and Mercer counties.

To send an email, go to http://boehner.house.gov/contact/

Butler County office

7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road

Suite B

West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 779-5400

Miami County office

12 South Plum Street

Troy, OH 45373

Phone: (937) 339-1524

Clark County office

76 East High Street

3rd Floor

Springfield, OH 45502

(937) 322-1120

Washington, DC office

1011 Longworth H.O.B.

Washington, DC 20515

Phone (202) 225-6205,

Residents of the 8th District

of Ohio may use the toll-free number: (800) 582-1001

Rep. Steve Chabot: R-Cincinnati

Represents the 1st District which includes Warren County.

To send an email, go to https://chabotforms.house.gov/email-me

Washington DC office

2371 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2216

Fax: (202) 225-3012

Rep. Jim Jordan: R-Urbana

Represents the 4th District which includes Champaign, Shelby, Logan, Auglaize and other counties.

To send and email, go to http://jordan.house.gov/contact/

Washington, DC office

1524 Longworth House Office Bldg

Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2676

Fax (202) 226-0577

Lima office

3121 West Elm Plaza

Lima, OH 45805

Phone: (419) 999-6455

Fax (419) 999-4238

Rep. Mike Turner: R-Dayton

Represents the 10th District which includes Montgomery, Greene and Fayette counties.

To send an email, go to http://turner.house.gov/contact/

Washington, DC office

2239 Rayburn Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-6465

Fax: (202) 225-6754

Dayton office

120 West Third Street,

Suite. 305

Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 225-2843

Fax: (937) 225-2752


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Grandson surprises grandfather with restored 1957 Chevy
Grandson surprises grandfather with restored 1957 Chevy

Fred Lamar’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sat in a garage, just as he left it, for 30 years. Until about a year ago, when his grandson, Cameron Dedman, started restoring the iconic Motor City machine. On Saturday, Lamar, 81, nearly passed out when the car was revealed to him. “I have been doing a full frame off restoration of this car a big surprise...
Is feeding a cold a real thing? 5 winter health myths debunked
Is feeding a cold a real thing? 5 winter health myths debunked

You've probably heard winter health myths for years and you may have even accepted some of them as fact. From being told to bundle up, so you don't catch a cold to your neighbor swearing he got the flu from his flu shot, these myths make the rounds every winter. Mom always warned you you'd get sick if you didn't bundle up before heading out in cold...
Teen accused of killing acquaintance who sold him paprika instead of pot 
Teen accused of killing acquaintance who sold him paprika instead of pot 

A Utah teenager has been charged as an adult in a homicide that police investigators said took place after another teen sold him cooking spices instead of marijuana. Seth Carreras, 17, of Layton, was moved into the adult population at the Davis County Jail earlier this month, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. He is being held without bail on...
'Potentially hazardous' monster asteroid will fly close to Earth
'Potentially hazardous' monster asteroid will fly close to Earth

A monster space rock classified by NASA as "potentially hazardous" is headed towards Earth. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 – which at 0.7 miles is wider than the tallest building in the U.S. (New York's One World Trade Center) stacked on top itself – is predicted to miss our planet, according to Metro. However, it will pass relatively...
2 more Carnival cruise ships fail health inspections
2 more Carnival cruise ships fail health inspections

Two of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet have received failing grades in health inspections designed to control the spread of gastrointestinal illnesses.  Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze both scored below a passing grade of 86, the Miami Herald reported.Vista, the cruise line's newest ship, received a 79 while Breeze...
More Stories