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Jessica Wehrman

Jessica Wehrman is a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch and covers Washington, D.C. for The Dispatch and Dayton Daily News.

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Ohio congressman leaving office
 Congressman Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday that he will be leaving Congress by the end of next January, capping 16 years representing his central Ohio congressional district. In a statement released at 10 a.m., Tiberi said he would not be seeking re-election. Instead, he’ll serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable. &ldquo...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Congressman Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday that he will be leaving Congress by the end of next January, capping 16 years representing his central Ohio congressional district. In a statement released at 10 a.m., Tiberi said he would not be seeking re-election. Instead, he’ll serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable. &ldquo...
Portman on controversial DEA bill: ‘It slipped through’
 Sen. Rob Portman Wednesday said he was unaware of the details of a 2016 bill that effectively quashed the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to stop distributors from sending prescription drugs to doctors’ offices and pharmacies that fed the opioid epidemic. The law passed by unanimous consent — a voice vote, with...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Sen. Rob Portman Wednesday said he was unaware of the details of a 2016 bill that effectively quashed the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to stop distributors from sending prescription drugs to doctors’ offices and pharmacies that fed the opioid epidemic. The law passed by unanimous consent — a voice vote, with...
Former Buckeye star could shake up race for Congress in Ohio
 The 2018 races for governor and the U.S. Senate always figured to be expensive, but another big-money Ohio contest has emerged and promises to draw interest both from inside and outside the state. Anthony Gonzalez, a former football standout for Ohio State University and the Indianapolis Colts, has raised more money than any other candidate...

Posted: 2 days ago

The 2018 races for governor and the U.S. Senate always figured to be expensive, but another big-money Ohio contest has emerged and promises to draw interest both from inside and outside the state. Anthony Gonzalez, a former football standout for Ohio State University and the Indianapolis Colts, has raised more money than any other candidate...
Anger mounts over Trump’s response to opioid deaths
 On the mid-August day when President Donald Trump first called the nation’s opioid epidemic a “national emergency,” plaudits from the state’s congressional delegation were quick to follow. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the designation was overdue. A slew of GOP lawmakers, among them Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, also...

Posted: 4 days ago

On the mid-August day when President Donald Trump first called the nation’s opioid epidemic a “national emergency,” plaudits from the state’s congressional delegation were quick to follow. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the designation was overdue. A slew of GOP lawmakers, among them Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, also...
What Ohio lawmakers are saying about the Iran nuclear deal
 Ohio lawmakers split down party lines Thursday not only on whether President Donald Trump should have refused to certify the Iran nuclear agreement but whether the Obama administration should have backed the deal in the first place. Rep. Tim Ryan, D–Niles, acknowledged that the pact is not “perfect,” but said it “remains...

Posted: 5 days ago

Ohio lawmakers split down party lines Thursday not only on whether President Donald Trump should have refused to certify the Iran nuclear agreement but whether the Obama administration should have backed the deal in the first place. Rep. Tim Ryan, D–Niles, acknowledged that the pact is not “perfect,” but said it “remains...
Is Obamacare finally dead? What’s really going on
 With a Republican-controlled Congress unable to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump is moving forward on a series of steps that he hopes will unravel the Affordable Care Act. The latest came at 10:30 Thursday night, when Trump announced that he would end the $7 billion in cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under the...

Posted: 6 days ago

With a Republican-controlled Congress unable to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump is moving forward on a series of steps that he hopes will unravel the Affordable Care Act. The latest came at 10:30 Thursday night, when Trump announced that he would end the $7 billion in cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under the...
Lastest Trump assault on Obamacare: no more sanctions
 With a Republican-controlled Congress unable to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump is moving forward on a series of steps that he hopes will unravel the Affordable Care Act. The latest came at 10:30 Thursday night, when Trump announced that he would end the $7 billion in cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under the...

Posted: 7 days ago

With a Republican-controlled Congress unable to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump is moving forward on a series of steps that he hopes will unravel the Affordable Care Act. The latest came at 10:30 Thursday night, when Trump announced that he would end the $7 billion in cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under the...
EPA move draws industry, activist response
 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning the process of stepping away from the previous presidential administration’s caps on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a “notice of proposed rulemaking” to repeal the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power...

Posted: 8 days ago

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning the process of stepping away from the previous presidential administration’s caps on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a “notice of proposed rulemaking” to repeal the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power...
After Las Vegas, GOP says restrictions on ‘bump stocks’ are possible
 Even as Republicans oppose broad new restrictions on guns, Gov. John Kasich and other key GOP lawmakers in Ohio appear willing to embrace changes designed to prevent people from modifying semi-automatic weapons so that they have more lethal, rapid-fire capabilities. Republicans have resisted calls for major changes in gun laws following previous...

Posted: 13 days ago

Even as Republicans oppose broad new restrictions on guns, Gov. John Kasich and other key GOP lawmakers in Ohio appear willing to embrace changes designed to prevent people from modifying semi-automatic weapons so that they have more lethal, rapid-fire capabilities. Republicans have resisted calls for major changes in gun laws following previous...
Senate panel grills Wells Fargo chief over banking scandal
 Wells Fargo’s new CEO Tuesday faced withering criticism from a Senate panel for the bank’s handling of a 2016 scandal in which the bank acknowledged it had created millions of fake accounts in customers’ names. The scandal is a year old, but from the bipartisan lambasting of its behavior, it was clear the matter is far from...

Posted: 15 days ago

Wells Fargo’s new CEO Tuesday faced withering criticism from a Senate panel for the bank’s handling of a 2016 scandal in which the bank acknowledged it had created millions of fake accounts in customers’ names. The scandal is a year old, but from the bipartisan lambasting of its behavior, it was clear the matter is far from...
Congress, state continue debate over guns
 Rep. Brad Wenstrup and Richard Martinez are united in having survived the unspeakable. On what to do about it, they – and so much of America – are irreparably divided. Wenstrup, an Army veteran and a Republican lawmaker from Cincinnati, was there on the June morning when Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a stranger at a ballpark...

Posted: 17 days ago

Rep. Brad Wenstrup and Richard Martinez are united in having survived the unspeakable. On what to do about it, they – and so much of America – are irreparably divided. Wenstrup, an Army veteran and a Republican lawmaker from Cincinnati, was there on the June morning when Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a stranger at a ballpark...