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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, ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of August 13, 2014

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition, I constantly engage in efforts to promote healthier eating habits and better nutrition for Americans. One such way is through the promotion of farmers’ markets and urban gardens. Ranking ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner Week of August 6, 2014

The difference in priorities between Republicans and Democrats has made it difficult to report back a great deal of good news this week. Before recessing for the month of August, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a resolution to sue President Obama on the grounds of abusing his executive ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of July 30, 2014

Preserving and creating good-paying jobs are top priorities for me as I work to serve the constituents of the 11th district. With that in mind, my office engaged early on with the City of Bedford and Ben Venue Laboratories when its owners announced that Ben Venue, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical ...

Congresswoman Fudges Corner July 23, 2014

Not long ago, a 17 year old high school student from the 11th Congressional District sent me an email message asking for my help to deal with the heroin epidemic. He spoke of two people he knew who had overdosed on this highly addictive drug and said, ‘I would love ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of July 16, 2014

I extend my thanks to the many district residents who participated in my telephone town hall last week. I welcome the opportunity to hear your concerns and provide assistance wherever possible. At the conclusion of the tele-forum, several people left voice-mail messages asking why House Republicans continue to block an ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of July 9, 2014

During the past week, the Supreme Court ruled on two controversial issues. One such decision, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, proves that the battle for women’s equal access to healthcare is far from over. On Monday, June 30, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that certain for-profit companies are ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of July 2, 2014

It has been more than 17 years since the Ohio Supreme Court found Ohio’s system of funding schools unconstitutional. Families in Ohio and in many other states have waited long enough for meaningful action from our state leaders to deliver on America’s promise of fair and equal opportunity for all ...

Congresswomen Fudge's Corner June 25, 2014

Summer is finally here with all the things many of us look forward to after a cold, hard winter and rainy spring; cook-outs, family reunions, gardening, vacations and so much more. Some of you remember first hand “Freedom Summer” in 1964. That summer long ago was not a time to ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner Week of June 18

Time and again, we have seen laws and regulations put in place with a laser focus on restricting access to the ballot box for certain voters but not others. A court ruling in the past week just upended one such unjust law. Federal District Judge Peter Economus ordered that early ...

Congresswoman Fudge's Corner

In Northeast Ohio, we tend to complain about having two seasons - winter and orange barrel season. Those colorful barricades may slow down traffic as they restrict our highways and bi-ways but they also represent an investment in the future and we appreciate smoother roads when the construction work is ...

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