Portman Meets With Cleveland Employers, Receives Input on Creating Jobs Through Tax Reform

February 24, 2017 | Press Releases

CLEVELAND – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a roundtable with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, northeast Ohio’s premier economic development organization, on fixing our broken tax code to create more jobs with better wages right here in Ohio. Portman received input from more than two dozen representatives of Cleveland employers on how Portman’s tax reform efforts could help them create more jobs.

“I got a lot of valuable feedback today,” Senator Portman said.And what I heard loud and clear was the same thing that business leaders across Ohio tell me wherever I go: that our tax code is too burdensome, too complicated, and decades out of date. Our broken tax code is encouraging our companies to take jobs and investments overseas; it’s making it easier for foreign companies to buy up our companies, and it’s making it harder to create jobs and raise wages in America. We need to reform our code so that we give Ohio workers a competitive advantage, and I’m working with my colleagues in the United States Senate right now to do just that.”

NOTE: Portman’s top priority in the Senate continues to be creating more Ohio jobs with better wages, and he has the record to prove it. In recent interviews, Portman has described the urgent need to fix our tax code and reduce burdensome regulations that undermine job creation in America. For his work on these issues, Portman has been named a “Hero of Main Street” and “Fiscal Hero.”

In 2015, Portman reached a bipartisan agreement with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is now the Senate Minority Leader, on a framework for international tax reform, an effort that could serve as a basis for broader reforms.

Following are photos of today’s event: