Concluding His Three-Day Tour Across Southern & Southeast Ohio, Portman Gave Remarks at Coshocton Port Authority Legislative Luncheon

Three-Day Tour Spanned 12 Counties, More Than 750 Miles Highlighting Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Production, Agriculture, and How Ohio Small Businesses are Helping Secure Our Borders

August 16, 2019 | Press Releases

WEST LAFAYETTE, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) concluded his three-day tour across Southern and Southeast Ohio in Coshocton. Here, Portman provided remarks at the Coshocton Port Authority Legislative Luncheon discussing Career and Technical Education (CTE), how his bipartisan JOBS Act legislation will help more Ohioans get the skills and training they need to find in-demand jobs, as well as how his efforts at the federal level to combat the ongoing synthetic opioid epidemic are helping communities around Ohio.

Traveling more than 750 miles over three days in Southern and Southeast Ohio, Portman participated in workforce development roundtables touting his JOBS Act, saw an oil production facility, toured several Ohio small businesses which manufacture technology being used to help secure our southern border, and participated in agricultural tours.

“Washington should be helping Ohio small businesses succeed by creating an environment for job creation, one where our economy can grow and Ohioans can find full-time employment,” said Portman. “Instead, Ohio businesses are stuck fighting through government roadblocks, including a heavy-handed federal regulatory environment and permitting process. There is a better way, and I appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Coshocton Port Authority and look forward to continuing our work together to encourage economic growth in the region.”

As part of his JOBS Act and Workforce Tour earlier this year, Portman has visited Warren Fabricating and Machining in Trumbull County, Stark State’s Akron Campus in Summit County, Staub Manufacturing and a graduation ceremony at Sinclair Community College, Rhinestahl Advanced Manufacturing in Warren County, a Department of Justice Reentry Conference and Human Service Chamber roundtable in Franklin County, a Drug Addiction and Workforce Roundtable and a Ohio Labor’s Training Facility in Knox County, an EODA Annual meeting in Holmes County, Venture Products in Wayne County, an Investiture Ceremony at Central Ohio Technical College in Licking County, a Workforce Roundtable hosted by United Way of Cincinnati, and a graduation ceremony at Marion Technical College in Marion County, a roundtable at Southern State Community College in Highland County, a roundtable at The Point in Lawrence County, a roundtable at Hocking College in Logan County, and a roundtable at Eastern Gateway Community College in Jefferson County.

Photos from the event are below: