In Wyandot, Portman Highlights Economic Benefits of Tax Reform, Pushes for Boosting Skills Training

 Portman Participated in an Economic Roundtable Discussion Hosted by the Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce

September 4, 2019 | Press Releases

WYANDOT, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in an economic roundtable discussion hosted by the Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce. This discussion highlighted his work to enact pro-growth policies, including the tax reform law which is helping the economy grow and create jobs, strengthening Career and Technical Education, and empowering Ohioans to ensure that they have a better tomorrow.   

“I had a productive discussion today with members of the Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce and other local business leaders on how we can better close the skills gap. In addition, we discussed how tax reform is benefiting local small businesses,” Portman said.  “Throughout my travels around Ohio I have seen firsthand the real, positive difference that tax reform is making for Ohio families, workers, and businesses. Also, strengthening Career and Technical Education by passing the JOBS Act will help ensure we make skills training more accessible and affordable. I will continue my work on the federal level to make sure that Washington is an effective partner with local communities in providing Ohioans the resources to get the skills training they need to succeed. I look forward to continuing the dialogue with employers and working to create an environment where families and small businesses succeed and flourish.”   

Portman played a significant role in crafting the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December of 2018 and is making a difference for the middle class by creating more jobs, boosting wages for American workers, and spurring investment in Ohio businesses and their workers. In addition, Portman has taken the lead to address the skills gap by authoring the JOBS Act, bipartisan legislation to make high-quality and rigorous short-term job training programs more affordable by expanding access to Pell Grants for low-income students. President Trump included the JOBS Act in his FY 2020 budget request and Portman is working to include this measure in broader legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year.   

Photos from the event are below: