U.S. Senator Rob Portman

The U.S. Senate is considering a House-passed measure that repeals a rule designed to reduce methane pollution from oil and natural gas wells on public lands.

Congress plans to restore President Trump's proposed 300 million dollar funding cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.

Ohio Public Radio

Both of Ohio's US Senators were concerned about what would happen to the 700 thousand Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act if the law was repealed.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican federal lawmakers are defending their choice not to attend public forums with their constituents. 

A group of U.S. Senators is backing a proposal to eliminate a tax penalty levied on student loans forgiven after the death or disability of the borrower.


President Trump's ban on accepting refugees from several Middle East countries was the reason hundreds of people rallied yesterday at the Glenn airport in Columbus.

Ohio's Governor and two U.S. Senators are weighing in on plans by Congressional Republicans and the incoming Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s newly, re-elected U.S. Senator Rob Portman will return to Capitol Hill with a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.

Ohio Public Radio

As expected, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio easily won re-election last night, beating Democrat Ted Strickland by more than 20 points.

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says  rampant voter fraud in this year's presidential election is unlikely.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland has released a series of TV ads criticizing Republican incumbent Rob Portman for the timing of his decision late Saturday to retract his support of Donald Trump.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio rescinded his endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump late Saturday night, joining a growing list of party members withdrawing support and calling for him to drop out of the race. This comes after the release of a 2005 video showing Trump making vulgar and sexually aggressive comments about women.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Ted Strickland.

The two major party candidates running for U.S. Senate in Ohio will square off in three debates this fall.

Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio)

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Ted Strickland is apologizing after suggesting that the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was fortunate timing.

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A new Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters shows Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland are tied at 42 percent, less than five months before the election.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio is appealing to women with a package of policy initiatives he says promote economic equality, health care access and affordable child care.

Among the U.S. Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, Ohio's Rob Portman and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson stood firmly with the National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control.

Andy Chow Ohio Public Radio

In responding to the shootinga in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wanted to make clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists.

An independent candidate has entered the U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland.

A political group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch is spending another 2.2 million dollars television and digital ads in the U.S. Senate race in Ohio.

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland continues to lag in cash as he seeks to unseat Republican incumbent Rob Portman in one of the year's most closely watched U.S. Senate contests.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced that Ohio will receive $98 million to demolish blighted structures and prevent people from losing their homes to foreclosure.

Like their colleagues, Ohio's two U.S. Senators have partisan takes on whether President Obama should nominate a successor to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

A manufacturing advocate is pushing the need for a federal export-import bank and why it’s important to Ohio.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential super-pac has raised more than 11.5 million dollars to help jumpstart his White House bid.

The candidates for U.S. Senate are skeptical about the Trans-Pacific Partnership backed by President Obama.

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Campaign finance reports in the U.S. Senate race show the Republican incumbent has outraised his Democratic challengers.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has created a leadership council of African-Americans to advise his campaign on urban issues.