Latest Rob Portman News

Correction: Ohio Shooting story

Aug. 7, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In stories Aug. 4-5 about the deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the number of mass killings so far in 2019. The Dayton rampage marked the 23rd mass killing so far in 2019, leaving 131 people dead. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Bipartisan 'red flag' gun laws plan has support in Congress

Aug. 7, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proved to be unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...

Plan to boost 'red flag' gun laws gains momentum in Congress

Aug. 6, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proven unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, in large part because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...

Vigil honors victims as authorities eye Ohio shooter's life

Aug. 4, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Nineteen hours after a masked gunman opened fire on revelers enjoying summer nightlife, the blood had been scrubbed from the sidewalk and the crime-scene tape torn down as a somber crowd of hundreds stood in the same street Sunday evening to honor the nine victims killed and 27 left...

The Latest: Vigil crowd chants 'Do something' to Ohio leader

Aug. 4, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A crowd at a vigil honoring nine adults killed and others wounded by a gunman in Dayton interrupted a speech by Ohio's Republican governor with shouts of "Make a change." As Gov. Mike DeWine told the crowd...

Republicans face tough vote on budget bill Trump supports

Jul. 31, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate, with many conservatives torn between supporting the president and risking their political brand with an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or...

New memorial would honor slain journalists

Jul. 11, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

Three U.S. senators want a new memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor journalists killed in the line of duty. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is joining Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on legislation that would establish the memorial. The senators say...