Ohio House Democratic Leader Armond Budish (D-Beachwood) released the following statement after the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 35, which urges the President of the United States to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to rescind the rule requiring religious employers to include contraceptive services in health insurance plans.
“While Republicans continue with their divisive partisan priorities that would limit access to contraception, Democrats are fighting to put working and middle class families first. Today, at the very same time that the House Health Committee was taking up this politically charged resolution, Democrats announced several common sense initiatives to protect Ohio jobs. Ohioans need good paying jobs, but Republicans have once again demonstrated that there is no end in sight to their extreme radical and divisive social agenda.
“Democratic members of the House announced three new jobs bills, expanding on our recently announced legislative priorities. These bills the Buy Ohio, Hire Ohio and Keep Jobs in Ohio Act will work to support and protect Ohio jobs. They will prevent state funds—tax dollars—from being used to outsource jobs, they will work to create and maintain Ohio jobs and will give preference to Ohio based companies. I urge my colleagues in the majority to stop the political pandering and start focusing on the real issues—like putting Ohioans back to work.”