Political briefs – Aug. 22


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BROWN APPLAUDS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AWARD RECOGNIZING CARDINAL HEALTH FOR ITS COMMITMENT TO MILITARY EMPLOYEES – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applauded Cardinal Health for its recognition as a 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipient. The honor, awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office, recognizes organizations that provide exceptional support to their National Guard and Reserve employees. Cardinal Health, headquartered in Dublin, was one of 15 organizations nationwide to receive this award. An awards ceremony will be held today at the Pentagon.

“Cardinal Health’s programs recognize the unique challenges facing military employees, while fostering the distinct skills and experiences that they bring to the workplace,” Brown said. “Cardinal Health serves as a model for the nation’s employers and I applaud its success in providing our servicemembers and veterans with the support they deserve.”

BROWN ANNOUNCES NEW FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES IN BUCKEYE LAKE REGION– U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced new federal disaster relief resources for businesses in the Buckeye Lake region. Earlier this week Brown – along with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12) and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) – [brown.senate.gov/download/sba-letter-of-support]urged the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to designate Fairfield, Licking, and Perry Counties as federal disaster areas.

“This designation is welcome news for business owners at Buckeye Lake,” Brown said. “The SBA acted swiftly because businesses in this region are so important to central Ohio’s economy. While just part of the solution, this lending assistance will help businesses rebuild and get back on their feet.”

This federal disaster designation, which the Governor formally requested this week, will provide funding to businesses impacted by the lower water levels – causing decreased tourism revenue – at Buckeye Lake while construction of a new dam is underway. In addition to Fairfield, Licking and Perry Counties, businesses in Athens, Coshocton, Delaware, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Morgan, Muskingum, and Pickaway Counties are also eligible for funding.

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