On Friday, August 12, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). President Joe Biden is scheduled to sign this piece of legislation into law later this week.
Recognizing how the IRA will affect her constituents in Ohio House District 52, State Representative Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) issued the following statement:
“I am pro-business. The Inflation Reduction Act, on the other hand, is not. The IRA opposes the American Dream and hurts the working class. By imposing taxes on corporations, including a new 15% corporate minimum tax rate, the federal government is impeding small business growth while pretending to fend off inflation.
“Many people in Congress disagree with the IRA, including Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH) whose no-vote I support. The need for Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaker vote in the Senate proves that this legislation is not bipartisan.
“Even the Congressional Budget Office admits that this bill will barely make a dent in inflation in the long-run. Furthermore, this Act would eliminate 29,000 full-time equivalent jobs and raise taxes on crude oil, according to the Tax Foundation.
“As a member of the Business First Caucus, I remain devoted to making Ohio a more business-friendly state. Moving forward, I will continue to support families, workers, and small businesses in my district to strengthen all Ohio communities.”
June 7th 2022
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) is pleased to announce that HB 433, The Boutique Services Opportunity Act was voted out of the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee last month.
HB 433 is legislation that will reform Ohio’s approach to occupational licensing and create jobs for beauty industry professionals.
“This bill will modernize Ohio’s approach to regulating the beauty industry. Ohio is open for business,” stated Rep. Gross.
Throughout the committee process, HB 433 had proponents from the Institute for Justice, Americans for Prosperity, Licensed Hair Braiders, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Additionally, there were no opponents to the bill.
The Boutique Services Opportunity Act now heads to the House Floor.
June 1st 2022
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) applauds the passage of HB 687 by the Ohio House of Representatives. Legislation making Capital Appropriations for the Biennium which includes funding for a variety of local projects across Ohio.
“This state Capital Budget repairs and improves our aging infrastructure and invests in our communities,” said Gross. “Included in the state Capital Budget is the Intel Capital investment, which will create 3,000 high-tech, high-wage Intel jobs, and 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build.” The Intel Capital investment includes numerous tax law changes and other incentives for the planned Intel plant in Licking County.
State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) looks forward to seeing not only how her constituents will benefit from HB 687, but how Ohio will prosper as well.
Gross highlights Butler County projects:
- $300,000, Harbin Park ADA-Accessible Play Area & Splash Pad - Fairfield
- $500,000, UC Health GME Family Medicine Center – West Chester
- $500,000, National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting – West Chester
- $70,000, Voice of America MetroPark Tylersville Road Entrance – West Chester
- $100,000, Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial Project – Fairfield Township
- $70,000, Wilhelmina Park Trail and Shelter project – Liberty Township
- $300,000, Robert (Sonny) Hill Community Center Expansion and Redevelopment Project - Middletown
- $200,000, Great Miami River Trail – “Lookout Point” Project – Monroe
Additionally, Representative Gross supports strong efforts in this budget to secure our schools to assure increased student safety.
Statewide highlights include:
- $100 million for school safety grants
- $600 million for school building construction, renovation and repair
- $457 million for colleges and universities
- $400 million for the Public Works Commission to assist with local projects
- $587 million for state parks and nature preserves
- $50 million for the construction and renovation of county jails.
The Capital Budget Bill was concurred on by the Senate. HB 687 now heads to the Governor’s desk.
April 8th 2022
COLUMBUS - This week, the Ohio House of Representatives concurred on Senate amendments to House Bill 120, also known as the Compassionate Care Act. Legislation that will require long-term care facilities to develop and implement a compassionate caregiver visitation policy.
Recognizing the toll that limited visitation had on Ohio families in long-term care facilities, State Representative Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) was a co-sponsor of the bill.
“As a Nurse Practitioner, the inability for patients to see their loved ones is unacceptable,” said Gross. “I am in full support of the compassionate care visitation policy because the need for in-person connection and care is vital.”
H.B. 120 now heads to Governor DeWine’s desk to be signed into law.
With the recent announcement of President Biden’s Executive Order State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) is taking swift action to protect Ohioans and their freedoms by bringing forth a Discharge Petition for HB 248, the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act.
Gross is the sponsor of HB 248, the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act. Gross has heard concerns from Ohioans on the recent vaccine mandate from President Biden in addition to other Covid-19 mandates.
Rep. Gross has brought forth a Discharge Petition to remove the bill from the Ohio House Health Committee in order for State Representatives to sign. The Discharge Petition needs 50 signatures so that the bill can be brought immediately to the House Floor for a vote.
“It is now time for the Ohio Legislature to take action on HB 248,” said Gross. “I hope to see signatures and support from my fellow House Members.” “The decision to receive any vaccine should be a personal choice,” said Gross.
With the recent announcement of President Biden’s Executive Order requiring all Federal employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as mandating all private businesses with 100 employees or more to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) is standing in opposition to this freedom restricting mandate.
Gross is the sponsor of HB 248, the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act. Gross has heard concerns from Ohioans on the recent vaccine mandate from President Biden and has signed onto a letter urging the Ohio Attorney General’s office to file a lawsuit and injunction to halt this Executive Order.
“The decision to receive any vaccine should be a personal choice,” said Gross. “We cannot allow the Biden Administration to strip Ohioans of their freedoms and civil liberties. Now more than ever the Ohio House of Representatives needs to act on HB 248.”
“It is our duty to protect the freedoms of Ohioans. We must act now!”
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today announced she has introduced a House Resolution establishing a statewide “Day of Tears” mourning the millions of lives lost to abortion.
“As a pro-life state, we must continue advocating for the innocent,” said Gross. “Together we must demonstrate that in Ohio, we value life and it is our mission to protect the unborn.”
The resolution will mark January 22 as the “Day of Tears.” On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment. In 2020 alone, 20,605 abortions were reported in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
“This resolution expresses the mourning of such a grim day in our history,” said Gross. “My hope is that in recognizing January 22 as a day of mourning, citizens across Ohio will lower their flags to half-staff honoring the innocent lives lost to abortion.”
Currently, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama have passed similar resolutions.
State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) and Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) introduced bi-partisan legislation today that that would create the Safe Shelter Initiative within the Ohio Department of Veteran Services (ODVS).
“As a veteran I believe we owe a debt of gratitude to those who served our country and they should never wind up on the streets,” said Gross. “It is my goal to make sure our nation’s heroes and protectors of liberty are girded up by our grateful state and are never homeless.”
The Safe Shelter program will do the following:
· Integrate veterans who need housing into housing and shelter programs;
· Include a method to provide vouchers to state and local entities that provide housing services to veterans;
· Participate and coordinate with various state and local agencies to ensure that no Ohio veteran is involuntarily homeless, including the development services agency, Ohio housing finance agency, department of job and family services, department of mental health and addiction services, county veterans service commissions, and other such agencies the director or the governor designates;
· Allocates funding from the veterans safe shelter initiative program fund established in division of this section to provide nightly vouchers, funding for shelters, monthly apartment rentals, and such other means as the director determines necessary for purposes of the program;
· Creates in the state treasury the veterans safe shelter initiative program fund consisting of money appropriated to the fund by the general assembly. The director of veterans services shall administer the fund for purposes of the safe shelter initiative program;
· Through the governor, order any agency of this state to work with the director of veterans services for purposes of the safe shelter initiative program. The governor may also request that county veterans service commissions’ work with the director of veterans services for purposes of the safe shelter initiative program; and
· Upon request by the director of veterans services to participate in the safe shelter initiative program, the development services agency, Ohio housing finance agency, department of job and family services, department of mental health and addiction services, or any other applicable agency will participate.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today emphasized the importance of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Gross has co-sponsored House Bill 93, which seeks to improve and expand the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program by allowing victims of domestic violence the option of receiving a substitute address in order to keep their actual home address secure and confidential.
“Every day, millions of people fall victim to domestic violence,” said Gross. “It’s crucial that we emphasize the importance of DVAM this October, and are actively supporting advocacy groups and organizations that fight every day against domestic violence.”
Yesterday, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) released their sixth annual domestic violence report, revealing a 20% increase in fatalities due to domestic violence in Ohio. In the last two years, 131 fatalities have been reported, and of those reported, 15 cases were victims under 18 years of age.
Over the next two years, ODVN will receive $7.5 million in operational support from the state budget. Gross noted her support for the substantial increase in funding to ODVN.
“The work ODVN is doing is so imperative to Ohioans suffering from domestic violence, and I am thankful our budget acknowledged this tragic issue and is working to help those in need.”
For more information on DVAM and ODVN, please visit https://www.odvn.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/DVAM_PressRelease_2021.pdf.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today announced the Ohio General Assembly has approved Senate Bill 22, legislation that establishes legislative oversight over orders issued during a state of emergency.
“Proper checks and balances are vital to the functioning of our government,” said Gross, who co-sponsored the bill. “This common-sense legislation ensures the voices of Ohioans are heard and provides greater government transparency.”
Provisions in the bill give the legislature the ability to oversee orders issued by any department under the administration in response to public health emergencies. Orders may be extended or rescinded by the General Assembly.
The bill also ensures that local communities may determine the course of local health orders. As a result, the bill provides parameters for local boards of health in which they must operate when issuing county and district wide orders.
The measure passed the House by a vote of 57-37 and received final approval from the Senate during yesterday’s session.
COLUMBUS –State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today applauded Ripple Junction’s plan to add 16 new jobs and invest $150,000 in the Cincinnati region.
Located in West Chester, Ripple Junction is a designer and distributor of licensed apparel and accessories. The company will be hiring graphic designers, web developers, and digital marketing specialists over the next twelve months.
“I’m thrilled to see this investment in West Chester,” said Gross. “Ripple Junction’s decision to grow their company in our region is a strong testament to our talented local workforce.”
Ripple Junction received a $100,000 JobsOhio Economic Development Grant, which will support the company’s hiring and growth initiatives. The grant program was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for eligible projects in Ohio.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) today announced her newsletter is now also available in Spanish.
“Five percent of my district is Hispanic,” said Gross. “Language should not be a barrier in reaching any of my constituents, and it’s my priority to make sure they are aware of what’s going on in Columbus and our community.”
Gross plans on sending out a monthly newsletter to highlight pending legislation, community events, constituent outreach, and more.
To sign up for the newsletter, please visit https://ohiohouse.gov/members/jennifer-gross/newsletter-sign-up.
COLUMBUS - La representante estatal Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) anunció hoy que su hoja informative ahora también está disponible en español.
“Cinco por ciento de mi distrito es hispano,” dijo Gross. “El idioma no debe ser una barrera para llegar a ninguno de mis electores, y es mi prioridad asegurarme de que sean conscientes de lo que está pasando en Columbus y nuestra comunidad.”
Gross planea enviar un boletín dos veces al mes para destacar la legislación pendiente, los eventos comunitarios, el alcance de los electores y más.
Para suscribirse al boletín informativo, visite https://ohiohouse.gov/members/jennifer-gross/newsletter-sign-up.
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