Steve Stivers

Steve Stivers

OHIO's 15th DISTRICT

Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers Regarding the Resignation of the National Security Adviser

2017/02/15

Regarding the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):
 
“I believe that the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the appropriate action.  Russia does not have the best interests of the United States at heart, and I am supportive of investigations into these matters by both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees,” Stivers said.  “I look forward to reviewing the results of their hearings.”

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My Office Can Help with Federal Agencies

2017/02/13

As we continue to make our way through the first few months of the new Congress, I want to make sure you know about the services my office can provide to the constituents of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. With an office in Washington, D.C. and offices across the district in Lancaster, Wilmington, and Hilliard, Ohio, my staff and I are here to assist you and ensure you receive the highest quality of constituent service.

Navigating federal agencies can be a daunting and often difficult task. While it is important to know that I am unable override decisions made by agencies, my staff is able to submit inquiries to help answer questions, find solutions, and cut through red tape for issues that are preventing you from receiving crucial benefits and services.

With Tax Day quickly approaching, assisting you with the Internal Revenue Service is just one of the many federal agencies my office can help you navigate. My staff is able to help if you are receiving delayed tax refunds, filing extensions that are needed in difficult times, or in potential cases of identity theft in the tax system.

I can also intervene on your behalf if you do not believe you are receiving appropriate benefits, services, and documentation from the Social Security Administration, Medicare, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.). The military caseworker in my office is also able to work with the branches of the military and the Department of Defense to help veterans receive military service medals and ribbons that had been misplaced or never awarded.

Outside of assisting with claims before federal agencies, my office can also provide other services to you and your family. Washington, D.C. is a popular spring break destination, and my office can assist you with arranging tours of the Capitol Building and providing information on other tourist sites in the area. Due to the high demand during spring break, these requests should be submitted well in advance to ensure availability. To request tours and information, please submit a tour request on my website at stivers.house.gov.

These are just a few of the ways my office can help you. If you have questions about any issue with a federal agency or any of the services listed above, I invite you contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2015, Hilliard office at (614) 771-4968, Lancaster office at (740) 654-2654, or Wilmington office at (937) 283-7049. You can also find more information on my website at stivers.house.gov.
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Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers Regarding the Announcement of the New Genesis Perry County Medical Center

2017/02/10

Regarding the announcement of the new Genesis Perry County Medical Center (GPCMC), and the partnership between Hocking College, Ohio University and GPCMC, the following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):
 
“The announcement of this new Medical Center means Perry County communities will finally have access to quality, local emergency services that is critical to saving lives – without needing to travel outside of the county,” Stivers said. “Combined with the partnership between the GPCMC, Ohio University and Hocking College, the citizens of Perry County can look forward to expanded access to health care that will lead to better health outcomes. I look forward to being a partner and helping in any way I can as this project moves forward.”
 
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Representatives Stivers, Loebsack Reintroduce “Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act” to Address Veteran Suicide Epidemic

2017/02/06

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure no veteran seeking in-patient psychiatric care at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is ever denied such care again. The Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act would require that when a veteran enrolled in the VA health care system requests at a VA Medical Center to be admitted for in-patient psychiatric care, the VA must provide that care for the veteran in the psychiatric ward of that Medical Center.

“We face a devastating mental health crisis in this country, one that has particularly affected our veteran’s community,” Stivers said. “We owe it to our veterans to ensure they receive the care they need when they return home. I am proud to join Representative Loebsack in reintroducing this legislation because no veteran should ever be turned away when asking for in-patient psychiatric care.”

“I am proud to reintroduce the Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act to ensure no veteran in crisis is ever turned away. This legislation would require VA Medical Centers to provide psychiatric care for any veteran that asks for it,” said Loebsack. “Our veterans have sacrificed too much to ever feel alone when struggling with mental health issues. When these veterans reach out, we as a country owe it to them to answer their call. I am proud to help honor Sgt. Ketchum’s life by working to ensure our veterans get the care they are seeking.”

Last year, Sgt. Brandon Ketchum, a veteran from Davenport, Iowa, was turned away from a VA facility after seeking psychiatric help. After being denied care, he tragically took his own life. Sgt. Ketchum’s tragic death reinforces the need for a change at the VA to ensure any veteran who is suffering from a mental health issue gets the treatment they need and deserve.

If there are not enough beds or providers at that location, the bill states that the VA must find care for the veteran at a non-VA facility. The bill would not prevent admissions as they currently operate – for example, if a veteran displays suicidal ideations but does not explicitly request to be admitted to the in-patient psychiatric ward, his or her doctor could still recommend admission – but rather would supplement existing policy.

For the full text of the bill, click here.

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Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers Regarding the Recent Announcement of New Sanctions Against Iran

2017/02/03

Regarding the new sanctions against Iran announced by the Trump Administration, the following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):
 
“I support the new sanctions announced today, and I hope that the Iranian government changes course to stop threatening its neighbors and world peace,” Stivers said. “I look forward to a time where Iran is a constructive international actor so that we can lift sanctions. However, with their aggressive behavior, record of supporting terrorist organizations, and nuclear proliferation, I believe these sanctions are not only necessary, but overdue.”

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Rep. Stivers Joins Letter to President Trump in Support of Exemptions for Iraqi Military Interpreters, Aides and other Allies

2017/01/31

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – This week, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) joined Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-PA), Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Peter Welch (D-VT) to send a bipartisan letter to President Trump in support of the request by Secretary of Defense James Mattis to exempt Iraqi military interpreters, aides and other allies from the executive order to temporarily halt immigration from specified countries.

“These allies risked their own lives, as well as the well-being of their families, to advance America’s security interests in a region where their skillsets and willingness to confront extremism have been invaluable to mission success,” the letter states. “We encourage you to make special consideration in the review process for these individuals, who are certain to face threats to their own lives as part of the broader pause in refugee and immigrant admissions.”

To read the full text of the letter, click here.

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Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers Regarding the Recent Announcement from Amazon

2017/01/31

Regarding the announcement of Amazon investing in a new air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):

“Since DHL left the airpark, Wilmington has made tremendous strides in bringing in new jobs and rebuilding the local economy,” Stivers said. “While Amazon ultimately did not choose to further invest in Wilmington, the community continues to hold a competitive advantage and opportunity to attract and grow businesses. I stand ready to be a resource and vocal advocate as they work to be a leading community to live, work, and raise a family.”

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Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers Regarding the Announcement of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court Nominee

2017/01/31

Regarding the announcement of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court Nominee, the following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):
 
“Holding degrees from Columbia, Harvard Law School and Oxford, and serving in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, there is no doubt that Judge Gorsuch has the education and experience to serve on the United States Supreme Court,” Stivers said. “I want to congratulate Judge Gorsuch on his nomination, and I hope the Senate will quickly move forward on his confirmation.”
 
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Fixing Regulation to Bring Jobs Back to Our Communities

2017/01/30

Under the Obama Administration, businesses in the United States have faced unprecedented regulations that have stifled job growth in our communities. In fact, during the first seven years of the Administration, 556 new major regulations were placed on the shoulders of individuals and businesses. Even worse, these regulations were often brought down by unelected agency officials without approval or accountability from Congress. This pattern of regulation must be changed to promote job creation and get our economy back on track.

In the first few weeks of the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives has already taken action to rein-in onerous federal regulations, cut red tape and provide relief to job creators. The Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act was passed in the House on January 5. If signed into law, this legislation will require federal agencies to submit major regulations to Congress for approval before they can go into effect. The bill also requires quick action from Congress to create certainty and accountability in the regulatory system. 

The House continued this effort in the second week of the new Congress by passing the Regulatory Accountability Act. This legislation aims to increase transparency in the rulemaking process by requiring federal agencies to publish online information about new proposed regulations, as well as the expected cost and timing of implementation. Moreover, this information is required to be published in plain-language so individuals and businesses can actually understand how the regulations could affect them. Agencies are also required to account for the impact any new rules could have on small businesses, and look for ways to reduce them.

Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and these bills represent the first few steps to improving our regulatory system to make it easier for businesses to be successful and create jobs. As your representative in Congress, it will continue to be one of my top priorities to make responsible reforms to the regulatory system and bring jobs back to our country.

As we continue to address issues affecting businesses and jobs in the 115th Congress, I look forward to hearing from you. If I can ever be of any assistance, or if you have concerns about this or other issues facing the federal government, I invite you to contact me in my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2015, my Hilliard office at (614) 771-4968, my Lancaster office at (740) 654-2654, or in my Wilmington office at (937) 283-7049. You can also follow me through my e-newsletter at www.stivers.house.gov.
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Rep. Stivers Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order

2017/01/29

Regarding President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, the following can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15): 

“While I agree with the President that we must improve our visa vetting process in order to better protect Americans, I believe the executive order risks violating our nation’s values and fails to differentiate mainstream Islamic partners from radical Islamic terrorists - setting back our fight against radical Islam,” Stivers said. “I urge the Administration to quickly replace this temporary order with permanent improvements in the visa vetting process.”

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Contact Information

1022 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2015
Fax 202-225-3529
stivers.house.gov

Raised in Ripley, Ohio, Steve Stivers learned from his mother and father the importance of family, hard work and public service, which have been the values he has carried with him through his life, whether as a student at The Ohio State University, a soldier serving overseas, as a State Senator, or as a Member of Congress.

Stivers is currently serving his third term as a Member of Congress and represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, which is made up of 12 counties including: all of Athens, Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, and Vinton counties, and parts of: Fayette, Franklin, and Ross counties.

Stivers is serving his third term his third term on the Financial Services Committee, which oversees the banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities industries. Members who serve on the committee also work on housing and consumer protection legislation and oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Reserve Bank.

In addition, Stivers has been tapped to serve on the Committee on Rules, which is charged with determining which bills reach the House Floor for a vote. Historically, the Committee is often known as “The Speaker’s Committee” because it was chaired by the Speaker up until 1910 and is the means through which the Speaker of the House manages the House Floor. The Committee also determines how long and under what rules the full body of the House will debate each bill.

Throughout his career, Steve Stivers has led the way supporting programs and initiatives to encourage job creation, promote economic development, and put our country’s fiscal house in order. As he wrapped up a successful first term in office, two of Stivers veterans bills, the HIRE at Home Act and TRICARE for Kids, were rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act and signed into law by the President. In his second term in office, Stivers had two bills make their way to the President’s desk. These two bills, H.R. 1391 and H.R. 4189,would re-name two postal facilities located in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District after our fallen veterans. These bills are a small measure Congress can take to honor the lives of brave service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Prior to running for Congress, Stivers served in the Ohio Senate and before that worked in the private sector for the Ohio Company and Bank One, where he focused on promoting economic development and encouraging job creation.

A career soldier, Stivers has served 29 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Colonel. He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States. Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership throughout the deployment.

Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus with his wife, Karen, and children, Sarah and Sam.


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