In Cincinnati, Portman Hears From Small Business Owners About Tax Reform & Its Positive Impact on Ohio

June 15, 2018 | Press Releases

As Part of His ‘Results for the Middle-Class Tax Reform Tour,’ Portman Visited Helping Hands Healthcare & Participated in a Roundtable Discussion With Ohio Small Businesses


CINCINNATI, O.H – Today, as part of his ‘Results for the Middle-Class Tax Reform Tour’, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited Helping Hands Healthcare and participated in a roundtable discussion with other local small businesses to hear about tax reform and its positive impact on Ohio. Since the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was enacted in December, Portman has toured Ohio listening to small business owners about how tax reform is helping them expand and invest in their businesses.  Helping Hands Healthcare, which was founded in 1999 to develop, implement and distribute a service aimed at highly technical skilled nursing clients, was his latest stop on his Ohio tour. As a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Helping Hands Healthcare was able to use tax reform savings to purchase the office building they had been leasing for 17 years.  

“I appreciated the opportunity to visit Helping Hands today and discuss how the new tax reform law is making a difference for local businesses in the Cincinnati area,” said Portman. “I’ve visited 19 businesses around Ohio that have announced new investments in their businesses and their workers, including higher wages, bonuses, new equipment, and increased investment in workers’ benefits. In addition, more than 600 businesses across the country have announced similar investments specifically because of this tax reform law. This is exactly what Congress intended to accomplish when we crafted this new law, and I expect these terrific results to continue. I appreciated the feedback I received today, and I will continue working to improve the economy and help working families and small businesses succeed and flourish.”  

So far on his tax reform tour, Portman has visited Kroger, Worldpay Inc. and the Sheffer Corporation in Cincinnati, the UH Rainbow Center for Women and Children and Tremco in Cleveland, the Fredon Corporation and Steris Corporation in Mentor, GKM Auto Parts in Zanesville, Wolf Metals in Columbus, Bruns General Contracting in Tipp City, Lima Pallet Company in Lima, Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, ProMedica in Toledo, the Ronald McDonald House in Akron, the YMCA in Youngstown, Ariel Corporation in Mt. Vernon, Dayton Children’s Hospital, hosted a roundtable with members of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association in Columbus, and hosted a roundtable with the North Canton Chamber of Commerce. At each event, Portman has heard examples of savings from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, including, investing in new plants and equipment, increasing wages, paying bonuses, increasing charitable giving, reinstating health care, expanding 401(k) benefits, and making additional contributions to employee pension plans. 

 Photos from the event are below: