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Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of June 17_2015

This past week in Washington, I held a congressional briefing focused on the importance of libraries in digital innovation, academic research and student learning. Titled, “Kids, Learning and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces,” the event was held in collaboration with the American Library Association and the Ohio State ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of May 27, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, the people of Cleveland got a startling announcement. Amidst calls for family celebrations, remembrance of our troops and NBA Finals frenzy, Judge John P. O’Donnell acquitted Officer Michael Brelo. I, like many of you, was disappointed by the verdict. We were told once again, our lives ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of May 15_2015

Thank you and welcome to my hometown. Prior to serving in Congress, I had the privilege of serving as the Mayor and Safety Director of Warrensville Heights for nearly 9 years. I worked closely with our police department and understand very well the value of community policing. I have always ...

Fudges Corner Week of May 6, 2015

A lack of financial resources is a roadblock preventing too many students from pursuing education beyond high school. I’ve heard from school leaders in Northeast Ohio and throughout the nation. The message is clear: we need to provide more opportunities for our students to consider college as a viable option ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of April 29, 2015

From the Senate gallery, I watched with pride last week as Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York was confirmed to be the next Attorney General. As the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official, Ms. Lynch will be a highly ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of April 8, 2015

Any program that empowers families to be self-sufficient is a step in the right direction. I’m excited that residents in Cleveland will soon have an opportunity to build a better future through a promising federal program announced last week. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of January 28, 2015

I am pleased to announce that as a result of Congress’s approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the Social Security Administration will expand its hours at field offices nationwide, effective on March 16, 2015. Instead of closing at 3 p.m., field offices will be open one additional hour until ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of December 17, 2014

The French writer and poet Victor Hugo said, “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” My friends, we are living in such a time. Our community has been disappointed before but, with the momentum underway, I believe we can change a police culture that has discriminated ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of December 10, 2014

By now, you may be aware that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of the City of Cleveland Division of Police is complete. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Cleveland on December 4th to release the long awaited report and meet with community leaders. The findings, painful as they ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of November 5, 2014

As Veterans Day approaches, I hope you will join me in taking a moment to thank America’s veterans for their service. Throughout our nation’s history, in peacetime and in war, it is the men and women who heeded the call of duty that have defended our freedom and preserved our ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of October 29, 2014

You’re able to read this column because an uncommonly strong woman devoted her life to giving the African American community a voice in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. Although we mourn the passing of Constance “Connie” Harper, Associate Publisher and Editor of the Call & Post, we must also celebrate her ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of October 22, 2014

Concern. Not panic. That is the healthy way to react to the Ebola outbreak occurring in West Africa and how this virus has touched lives in Northeast Ohio. More than 150 people in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties are being monitored by public health authorities due to some level of direct ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of October 15, 2014

I’m pleased to share the recent announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that there will be no increase in the Medicare Part B premium in 2015. This is great news for seniors in Ohio and throughout the nation. For the second year in a row, there ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of October 8, 2014

The September Jobs Report released last week by the Labor Department reflects the slow but steady progress President Obama has made in restoring jobs after inheriting a battered economy from the Bush Administration. Nationwide, 248,000 new employees were added last month and the unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent. In ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of October 1, 2014

Time has a way of putting things in perspective. I believed at the outset that it would take time to fully implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and realize its many benefits. Just as every new program does, it needs fine-tuning. But I voted for ACA in 2010 knowing it ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner week of September 24, 2014

The calendar says summer is officially over and fall has arrived. For Ohio voters, another important event is just around the corner – the first day of early in-person voting on Tuesday, September 30th. Beginning on that date and until October 7th, individuals may both register and cast their ballot ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner week of September 17, 2014

The past week brought good news to residents of our district. Ohio Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have worked with me to increase job and contracting opportunities on the $267 million dollar Opportunity Corridor Project in Cleveland. I welcomed the Governor’s announcement on September 10th to ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner week of September 10, 2014

In last week’s column, I discussed restrictions to early voting that were put in place by the Republican led Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. What a difference a week makes! I’m delighted to share with you an exciting update. A federal District Court Judge has ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of September 3, 2014

With Labor Day behind us, thoughts turn to getting ready for fall and the election season. Since 2010, majority Republicans in the Ohio Legislature and in statewide office have been hard at work coming up with ways to limit access to the polls and curtail voting rights. If nothing else, ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of August 20, 2014

What we saw happen in Ferguson, Missouri last week following the police shooting of Michael Brown, an African-American young man who was unarmed, does not reflect the ideals of this nation. Peaceful protests are the way citizens of this nation have exercised their first amendment rights to freedom of expression, ...

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