Portman Discusses Coronavirus Crisis with Central Ohio Business Leaders, Pledges Support for All Hard-Working Ohioans

March 17, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) hosted a conference call with Central Ohio business leaders on the economic impact of the coronavirus health crisis. This is the third in a series of conference calls Portman is hosting with outside stakeholders, such as employers, hospitals and health care providers, small business owners, workers and more. Portman released the following statement: 

The coronavirus pandemic is having a serious impact on Ohio’s economy, businesses both small and large, as well as their employees and their families. Hearing directly from our business leaders in Central Ohio helps me understand their needs during these uncertain times, and helps me ensure that the legislation I’m working on with my bipartisan colleagues in the Senate and the Trump Administration actually addresses their concerns. We must do everything we can to keep hard-working Ohioans employed, assist those who lose their job because of this crisis, and help employers that are desperately trying to stay in business. Our goal is to ensure that individuals and businesses can stay afloat during this public health emergency so we can get our economy back to full strength as soon as the crisis subsides. I’m hopeful we can pass this legislation this week.  The ideas and concerns I heard on today’s call will help inform my discussions with my colleagues in the Senate as well as the Trump administration, and I will work to incorporate them into the legislation we are working on to address this crisis.”