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State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued statements on President Joe Biden’s visit to Ohio, where the president will speak on the anniversary and importance of the Affordable Care Act at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Center.

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Tue, Mar 23, 2021

State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today filed legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to reimburse the state for any and all compensation received between the time they were indicted for a felony involving public corruption and their conviction.  Under existing law, members convicted of a felony are disqualified from serving in the House or Senate. Similar legislation introduced in the 133rd GA was killed by the Republican House majority.

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Mon, Mar 15, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park), Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland), and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement as the Biden administration announced today that Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center has been chosen as a mass vaccination site, with the ability to administer 6,000 vaccine doses each day over eight weeks beginning March 17. 

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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

COLUMBUS—After a federal judge in Texas ruled the CDC eviction moratorium unconstitutional yesterday, the sponsors of House Bill 20, which would institute a statewide eviction and foreclosure moratorium for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, issued statements in response to the ruling:

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) testified today in the House Insurance Committee on House Bill (HB) 125, known as the Pre-Existing Condition Protection Act, which would enshrine protections for people with pre-existing conditions into Ohio law.  This effort became necessary due to persistent efforts by Republicans to negate Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections through federal legislation and ongoing litigation. Reps. Crossman and Lightbody filed the legislation on Feb. 16, 2021.

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D- Parma) and Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) re-introduced legislation today to designate each February 21 in Ohio as “Congressman John Lewis Voter Registration Day” in memory of his long legacy.  Reps. Brent and Crossman originally introduced the legislation last General Assembly, but the bill did not receive any hearings.

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Mon, Feb 22, 2021

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) introduced House Bill (HB) 139, legislation requiring the Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to waive the collection of certain unemployment benefit overpayments received by Ohioans through no fault of their own.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today re-filed the Pre-Existing Condition Protection Act, which seeks to enshrine popular patient protections found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, into Ohio law.  This effort became necessary due to persistent efforts by Republicans to repeal the ACA through federal legislation and ongoing litigation. 

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Tue, Feb 16, 2021

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) sent Gov. DeWine, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria, and State Board of Education President Laura Kohler a letter on Thursday, February 4 urging them to waive end-of-year state testing for the 2020-21 school year. The letter was a follow up to a previous letter Crossman and Sobecki sent in June 2020 calling on the governor’s administration to be proactive and cancel state testing for the 2020-21 school year prior to the beginning of the school year, which they failed to do.

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Mon, Feb 8, 2021

State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement in response to news reports that the political nonprofit Generation Now at the center of the House Bill 6 is expected to enter a guilty plea to a federal racketeering charge. According to reports, this is “the third person or entity to admit to corruption as part of a sweeping federal bribery investigation into the passage of House Bill 6, the nuclear bailout law.”

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Fri, Feb 5, 2021