Steve Stivers

Steve Stivers

OHIO's 15th DISTRICT

Rep. Stivers Announces Event to Help Constituents with Tax Issues

2018/02/23

WASHINGTON, DC – In the midst of tax season, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) has announced that his office will be hosting an IRS Mobile Office on Thursday, March 8 in Grove City.  The mobile office will have experts on hand to help constituents with questions and issues they may have with their taxes or about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in general.   

WHAT: IRS Mobile Office
WHERE:  Grove City, City Hall Building
                   Council Chambers
                   4035 Broadway
                   Grove City, OH 43123
TIME: Thursday, March 8, 11:00am to 2:00pm
IN ATTENDANCE:  Will be caseworkers from Stivers’ office, as well as representatives from the IRS and the Taxpayer Advocate Service, to provide the following services:
 
            -  Help resolve any specific tax issues
            -  Discuss any systemic problems with the IRS
            -  Generate Tax Transcripts
            -  Provide information on the Earned Income Tax Credit
            -  Discuss the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
            -  Explain the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program
            -  Provide tips for identity theft prevention
            -  Provide tax forms
 
This event is open to the public. Any further questions can be directed to Stivers’ Hilliard District Office at (614) 771-4968.

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Reps. Stivers, Beatty Make First Stop on Civility Tour at Cristo Rey High School

2018/02/22

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) made the first stop on their Civility Tour, speaking to students from Cristo Rey Columbus High School at the Columbus Metropolitan Library about the importance of civility and respect in everyday life.

The kickoff event follows Stivers and Beatty’s announcement last month creating the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus, which encourages all Members of Congress to act with civility and respect in their political discourse in their congressional districts and in Washington. To amplify and spread this message, Stivers and Beatty will be visiting high schools and civic organizations in Central Ohio to promote the use of a respectful dialogue on tough issues.  

“This Caucus is all about setting an example for the next generation, encouraging dialogue on tough issues, and showing that you can disagree without vilifying one another,” Stivers said. “Speaking to students at Cristo Rey Columbus High School was a great first stop on our Civility Tour, and I look forward to continuing to spread our message of bipartisanship, civility, and respect throughout Ohio and the rest of the country.”

“Too many Americans are no longer expressing their disagreements in a respectful way,” Beatty said. “That is why I am teaming up with Congressman Stivers to show that although we may not agree politically on many issues, we can disagree without being disagreeable.” Beatty continued, “We want more people to do the same—especially the next generation of leaders—so that is why Congressman Stivers and I are sharing our message with students all across Central Ohio.”

Stivers and Beatty talked to the students about their bipartisan work, and why civility is important at school, work, home, and in the community. Following the joint presentation, Stivers and Beatty invited students to share ways they can be more civil and treat each other better.

Since the 113th Congress (2013-2014), Stivers and Beatty have served in neighboring districts in Central Ohio, working together to take on a multitude of issues, including homelessness, veterans’ issues, and financial literacy. Both are members of the House Committee on Financial Services and serve as co-chairs of the Financial Literacy Caucus.

The Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus currently has 12 Members, and each member has made a commitment to find opportunities to lead similar bipartisan discussions on civility and respect in their own districts.

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Stivers' SAFE Transitional License Act Passes House

2018/02/16

WASHINGTON – This week, the SAFE Transitional License Act, introduced by Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), passed the House of Representatives as part of a package of bills from the Financial Services Committee (H.R. 3978).  This bill changes the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE) by providing regulatory relief for loan originators in an effort to make a smooth employment transition between bank and non-bank entities.  Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) joined as cosponsors of this bipartisan legislation.

“An unintentional consequence of the current law is inhibiting job mobility and putting independent mortgage lenders at a considerable disadvantage in recruiting talented individuals,” said Stivers. “Rather than leaving a job on a Friday and starting a new job on a Monday, as most of us do, a loan officer who moves from a federally-insured institution to a non-bank lender must sit on their hands for weeks, even months, while they meet the SAFE Act’s licensing and testing requirements.  This is despite the fact that they have already been employed and registered as a loan officer.  This is simply unfair, and I am hopeful this bill will be considered by the Senate soon.”

Currently, the SAFE Act requires mortgage loan originators (MLOs) employed by non-bank lenders to be licensed, which includes pre-licensing and annual continuing education requirements, passage of a comprehensive test, and criminal and financial background reviews conducted by state regulators. These MLOs are also registered in the National Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS).  By contrast, MLOs employed by federally-insured depositories or their affiliates must only be registered in the NMLS, and do not have to meet testing and specific education requirements.

Stivers’ legislation would make a minor change to the SAFE Act to require states to issue transitional licenses to individuals who were employed by a financial institution and are a registered loan originator.  These individuals would be able to continue originating loans for 120 days after being employed by a state-licensed non-depository entity.  Similarly, a state-licensed loan originator in one state who takes a similar position in another state would have a 120-day grace period to obtain a license in the new state.

This bill is a simple solution that would allow these individuals to continue working and underwriting loans, while in no way weakening the important consumer protections of the SAFE Act.

Last Congress, a version of this bill introduced by Stivers passed the House of Representatives, but was not considered by the Senate. Read more about this legislation by clicking here.

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Rep. Stivers Applauds R+L Carriers’ Announcement of Bonuses up to $1,000 for all Employees

2018/02/16

WILMINGTON – On Monday, Wilmington-based global transportation company R+L Carriers announced that it would be issuing bonuses of up to $1,000 for all of its employees, citing the economic benefits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

“R+L Carriers are just the latest company we’ve seen invest in their employees as a result of tax reform,” Stivers said. “For folks in Wilmington and across the country, these bonuses can be used for everyday needs, pay for a car repair, or be put in a savings account.  This money can make a real difference for families, and I applaud R+L for their commitment to their employees.”

Family owned and operated, R+L Carriers began in 1965 with Ralph L. “Larry” Roberts Sr.’s purchase of a single truck.  Today, the company serves all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and many Caribbean islands with nearly 15,000 tractors and trailers and over 12,000 employees. As they have grown, they have maintained their core principles of treating employees like family and are “always looking for new ways to show our employees how important they are.”

There are now over 3.5 million hard-working taxpayers who have received a bonus, raise, or increase in 401(k) as a result of tax reform. To view a list of employers who have re-invested in their employees, click here: https://atr.org/list

 

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Moses makes an impact on Washington, D.C.

2018/02/09

LOGAN — There are two types of people in this world — doers and watchers.

The doers step up to the plate and find a way to get the job done, while the watchers think of themselves as doers, but don’t have the time to actually “do” what needs to be done.

Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Fred Moses is by all means a “doer” — while the county is in the middle of a huge drug epidemic, Moses steps up to educate everyone on the subject and goes after every dime and penny he can in order to help the county fight the war against drugs.

 

Recently, he had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. with Congressman Steve Stivers, as his guest for the President’s State of the Union address; however, Moses’ agenda was more than that.

While this was a once in a lifetime experience for the judge, it was also an opportunity for Moses to educate legislators on what’s happening across America in the war against drugs. Moses sees this battle daily in his courtroom and during the weekly Vivitrol meetings with those who chose to fight the battle with him.

“The opioid epidemic is taking its toll in communities across the country,” stated Stivers. “Judge Moses has been an instrumental partner in fighting the opioid epidemic in Southeast Ohio, establishing one of the most successful and innovative drug courts in the state. The key to the success of his court is not just the type of medication people are given for treatment; it is the wrap-around treatment that comprehensively helps them deal with their addiction.”

During his visit to Capitol Hill, Moses first met with Senator Rob Portman, and talked about the opioid issues and what kind of funding that could be created to help areas across the country, but more importantly what funding could be funneled into Ohio, and small communities such as Hocking County. He also talked about the criminal justice system and how the county is faced with exorbitant jail bills each month.

While some of the issues may seem minimal to others, Moses takes these issues to heart because they are affecting the community in a negative manner — the community where he lives and is raising his family.

He also spoke with Portman’s staff that is in charge of the opiate issue and drug intervention about new treatment methods coming into play; how things are done here in Hocking County; how the Vivitrol program is handled and is progressing; and funding available for the opioid epidemic.

His next meeting was with Representative Joyce Beatty’s opiate specialist. According to Moses, Beatty’s specialist didn’t have much knowledge on the Vivitrol program, but was well informed after their discussion. He also met with Senator Sherrod Brown, who appeared to be very interested in the Vivitrol program. Unlike Stivers, Brown has never visited the Vivitrol court; however, Moses extended an invitation to the Senator.

“I thought I helped educate them on a lot of things they didn’t know,” stated Moses. “That’s kind of my role — is to educate the people of what’s going on here on the ground. I’m here in the trenches dealing with it — I’m kind of like the private on the ground and they’re (legislators) like the general, and I’m trying to find a way to pass information up to them, so a face-to-face meeting with them is a big deal.”

Moses said the meetings kept him running from office to office, but he didn’t mind as long as his voice was heard and those of higher forces heard the struggles that small communities are facing daily with the opioid crisis. He connected with as many people as he could in the short time he was in Washington, including Stivers’ office and staff members.

“I also did some interviews with the Congressman for TV, he’s very proud of what we’ve done here in the district — there’s no politics that come into play when it comes to these issues,” Moses remarked. “He asked me to come talk to people — I got to meet a lot of representatives, got to sit with the new director of health and human services, who was just appointed that morning and confirmed. We had some dialogue about the opiate issue and he was very receptive to what we spoke about.

“It was amazing — I got to sit with some ambassadors that night at dinner,” he continued. “Congressman Stivers is really proud of what we’ve done in this district. This is what we need in our country — we need bipartisan people working together to try to combat this issue and I think he has done an excellent job of opening people’s eyes and working with me to help with funding and the problems surrounding the opiate issue.”

Not only is Stivers proud of what’s been accomplished in Hocking County, Judge Moses is also very proud of the fact that the Vivitrol program has an 82.5 percent employment rate of graduates, with only four cases of recidivism in six years. The drug court has helped many recapture their lives from the grip of addiction; and serves as a model across the country.

“I was there as a representative of Hocking County to let them know what we are seeing and one of the issues that keeps coming up is the grandparents are raising their grandkids now,” Moses commented. “That seemed to hit home with a lot of people. It was a humbling experience to talk to these people and have them actually take an interest in what we’re doing and how we’re doing things and — listen to someone from small Hocking County. So that was very humbling. I was very proud that they would take the time to listen.

“Congressman Stivers — he really treated me well — he took me everywhere. Everyone seemed very interested in the program (Vivitrol) and what we’re doing here in Hocking County — they are willing to work with us to help with the opioid problem,” Moses added.

Throughout the years, Congressman Stivers and Moses have formed a relationship and bond over the concerns of drug addiction in Hocking County. Stivers is a strong advocate of the Vivitrol Drug Court and has worked with Moses to bring awareness of the program and the issues surrounding opioid addiction.

 

“Spending time with Judge Moses and hearing about what he is seeing on the ground only further affirmed my commitment to taking the next steps to stop drug abuse,” Stivers commented.

“I want to thank Judge Moses for joining me at the State of the Union address and sharing his perspective. I look forward to working with him and other leaders in the community to take the next steps in the fight against drug abuse,” he concluded.

“It was really an honor and privilege to get to go to this event and to be able to talk to all of the legislators,” Moses continued. “I can’t speak more highly about what the Congressman does to work together with people. In politics we’re never going to agree on everything, but we need to work together and that’s what we’re doing. What I took out of this is — there is a group of people who are really trying to work together with this issue.”

Moses said the State of the Union address was quite the experience — being a judge, there were a lot of restrictions on what he could and could not do. For example, there were a lot of times, he was not permitted to stand and applaud as others did. He could not take his cell phone into the room and was stripped of his watch before entering. He was told to follow the protocol of the Supreme Court judges, and he did.

“It’s a piece of history,” he said. “The chamber is not as big as you think it is — it looks much larger on TV. It was interesting to watch the dynamics of the individuals and the parties coming into speak. It was a great experience — something that I would never trade for the world.”

Moses is hoping that with his presence in Washington, and the discussions he had with legislators, the community will eventually see more funding coming in to help fight the opioid crisis and to treat the people in Hocking County.

“That’s my goal,” he remarked. “That’s why I went there — that’s what I wanted to do. I hope something comes out of it for the county. I hope they start listening to those who are dealing with this on a daily basis.”

Moses wanted to make an impact on Capitol Hill, of how desperately small communities, such as Hocking County, are in need of funding to help battle the addiction problem that kills hundreds of people daily throughout the country — it’s evident if nothing else, his voice was heard.


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Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers

2018/02/09

The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):

“While this bill was not perfect, it included important provisions, such as increased funding for our nation’s military to address the threats we face, additional funding for infrastructure and combatting opioids, and extended funding for community health centers. I was proud to vote for this bipartisan agreement and reopen the government.”

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Next Steps Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

2018/02/07

The opioid epidemic is taking its toll in communities across the country. In Ohio alone, drugs overdoses killed over 4,300 in 2016, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics. This is unacceptable.

Last week, I was joined by one of the leaders on the frontlines of this crisis at President Trump’s first State of the Union Address: Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Fred Moses. Judge Moses has been an instrumental partner in fighting the opioid epidemic in Southeast Ohio, establishing one of the most successful and innovative drug courts in the state. The key to the success of his court is not just the type of medication people are given for treatment; it is the wrap-around treatment that comprehensively helps them deal with their addiction.

For example, many in his program suffer from mental illness and have not been to a doctor in years. Using the court as an enforcement mechanism, the program gives people the complete treatment they need so they can rebuild to live healthy and productive lives. Simply put, as Judge Moses says, they treat everyone in the program as human beings – and the approach is working.

In fact, the program has an 82.5 percent employment rate of graduates, with only 4 cases of recidivism in 6 years. His drug court truly helps people reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction, and can serve as a model for not only Ohio, but for the rest of the country. Spending time with Judge Moses and hearing about what he is seeing on the ground only further affirmed my commitment to taking the next steps to stop drug abuse.

During the State of the Union Address, the president reiterated the need to address this issue, and I have been encouraged by the Administration declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. However, we need to do more than just declare an emergency. We need to actually fund the initiatives that will holistically help our communities. This means supporting programs that are making a difference in the areas of treatment, prevention, housing, employment, and criminal justice.

In addition to funding, success will require coordination among all involved. There is not one single solution to this crisis that will work in all parts of the country. That’s why our ability to coordinate our efforts at the state, federal, and local level is important in ensuring each community is getting the unique assistance they need.

I want to thank Judge Moses for joining me at the State of the Union Address, and sharing his perspective. I look forward to working with him and other leaders in our community to take the next steps in the fight against drug abuse.

If you have any questions about my efforts to address the opioid epidemic, or any other issue facing the federal government, I invite you call 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. I also encourage you to subscribe to my email newsletter at stivers.house.gov.

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Reps. Stivers, Beatty Announce Creation of the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus

2018/01/31

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) recently announced the creation of the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus. The Caucus will encourage all Members of Congress to act with civility and respect in their political discourse in their congressional districts and in Washington. Initial Caucus members include Congressman David Joyce (R-OH-14) and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11), Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI-06) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ-03) and Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-07) and Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25), Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN-07).

Over the next year, Representatives Stivers and Beatty will be visiting high schools and civic organizations in Central Ohio to promote the use of a respectful dialogue on tough issues.  Other members of the Caucus will find ways to lead similar discussions on civility and respect in their own districts.  

The announcement was made at a panel discussion on civility at the Columbus Metropolitan Club, where Stivers and Beatty spoke to members of the community about the importance of bringing civil discourse back into politics, and gave updates on the issues they are working together to tackle.  

“Joyce and I don’t always agree on how to solve the issues facing our nation, but we find common ground where we can. More importantly, when we do disagree, we don’t vilify one another,” Stivers said. “I am proud to call her both a colleague and a friend, and I believe that we have an excellent model of bipartisanship, civility, and respect that Congress and the rest of the country could learn from. This is about more than just a Caucus, this about creating a movement to show you can disagree without being disagreeable in government.”

“Although Congressman Stivers and I hold entirely different political beliefs, we respect one another and are committed to finding opportunities to work together,” Beatty said. “Unfortunately, our bipartisan relationship in Congress is the exception rather the norm.” Beatty continued, “That is exactly why we are launching the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus. Steve and I both know the value of civility, respect and open dialogue, and we urge our fellow Members of Congress to do the same.”     

Since the 113th Congress (2013-2014), Stivers and Beatty have served neighboring districts in Central Ohio, working together to take on a multitude of issues, including homelessness, veterans’ issues, and financial literacy.  Both are members of the House Committee on Financial Services and serve as co-chairs of the Financial Literacy Caucus.

Here is what other original members of the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus are saying:

•    Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01): “As a father of three and grandfather of two, I’ve always aimed to lead by example with civility and respect. Republicans and Democrats are inevitability going to have policy differences, but we can disagree without being disagreeable to one another. I believe that by working together we can advance bipartisan solutions on the issues that matters to America’s families: growing jobs and wages, improving education, and providing security for our nation and in our neighborhoods.”

•    Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ-03): “There are many tough issues facing our nation and our best chance at solving them is for members of both parties to respect each other more, trust one another, and be willing to compromise. That is how I try to carry myself in Congress and have always worked to achieve bipartisan solutions to issues facing our community. Congressman Donald Norcross is someone I have worked on many critical issues facing South Jersey including protecting and strengthening Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, ensuring our veterans receive quality health care, fighting the addiction crisis, and standing up for the hardworking men and women in the New Jersey Building Trades. While we certainly don’t agree on everything, we have always treated each other with respect, and it’s great for South Jersey that Donald and I will be joining the Civility and Respect Caucus together.”  

•    Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-07): “Bipartisanship is not easy, but that’s what the American people expect from their leaders in government. I’m proud to join the bipartisan Civility and Respect Caucus, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to improve the lives of the people we represent.”

•    Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25): “I’m proud to join Representative Stephanie Murphy as partners in the Civility and Respect Caucus. Too often in today’s political climate, people divide us into our camps of Republican and Democrat. While we may disagree on policy ideas, it’s important to remember that we are all working for the common goal of ensuring America remains prosperous and free. Civil discourse is the bedrock of our democracy, and I look forward to working with my fellow Caucus members from both sides of the aisle to deliver solutions to the American people.”

•    Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12): “Too often in Washington and across the country, we have a problem talking across divides because we don’t slow down, listen and have conversations with those who hold opposing views. The Civility and Respect Caucus will bring diverse members together to have difficult discussions, to debate and to find solutions to the challenges we face. We have to remember that there is more that unites us than divides us. United we stand, divided we fall.”

•    Congresswoman Fred Upton (R-MI-06): “While Republicans and Democrats may disagree on certain policy issues, we should always make a point to keep open the lines of communication. Bipartisanship, civility, respect, and open dialogue are an important part about being an effective public servant. I’m proud to join the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus and look forward to working with colleagues across the aisle to promote these important ideals.”

•    Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03): “No one party has a monopoly on good ideas and I believe this caucus will help foster an environment to cooperate, work together, and find common ground on solutions that help Minnesota and our country.”

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Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers on the State of the Union Address

2018/01/30

The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH):

“Tonight, President Trump struck the right tone with the messages of hope, growth, opportunity and security.  He focused on how we can build on our successes on tax reform and regulatory reform which are starting to grow our economy and bring opportunity to all Americans.

“He also mentioned challenges our nation faces, such as the opioid epidemic, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and fixing our broken immigration system. We also face challenges abroad, and I agree that we must give our military the necessary resources and funding to be successful in fighting terrorism and keeping our nation safe.

“These priorities are shared by many Americans, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle over the next year to make our country stronger and more prosperous.”

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Stivers Hosts Forum to Address the Future of Hocking Correctional Facility

2018/01/26

NELSONVILLE, OH – On Thursday, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) facilitated a forum and listening session to discuss the future of the Hocking Correctional Unit facility.  Over 70 citizens from Nelsonville and the surrounding area – including Ohio Director of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) Gary Mohr, and state officials – were in attendance.

Earlier this month, the ODRC announced its plans to close the Unit, which is part of the Southeastern Correctional Complex and houses roughly 430 inmates.  In what was described as a “forward-looking” event, attendees considered potential uses for the 90,000 square foot facility.

“From my perspective, we have an incredible opportunity to address some of the regional needs and mesh those with a newly-available facility.  I wanted to host a forum to better understand those needs and see where federal funding might be applicable,” Stivers said.  “We had a lot of great ideas discussed today that I want to work on with community leaders.”

Emphasizing that the actual closing of the Unit was a state-level issue, Stivers explored the possibility of using the space to create a multi-faceted approach to combat the opioid epidemic.

“I think the ideas here today showed the exact type of innovation my colleagues in Congress would be responsive to,” Stivers said.

Suggestions included an integrated facility that could have resources like treatment, skills training, sober housing, and a recovery high school all housed in the same location. 

“Despite what is undoubtedly a difficult situation for many people, I saw a spark lit today, and I believe that we can fan that flame and make real progress towards healing our community of addiction.”

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1022 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2015
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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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