COLUMBUS – State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) co-sponsored a concurrent resolution on Thursday to express that Ohio stands with the State of Texas and to denounce President Biden’s administration’s open-border policies.
"The Biden Administration’s blatant disregard for defending America’s southern border is beyond belief,” Powell said. “I commend the members of Ohio’s National Guard and State Highway Patrol and their willingness to stand with the Texas National Guard to protect our border and keep us safe."
COLUMBUS – The Save Women’s Sports Act and the Ohio SAFE Act became law, Wednesday, as the Ohio Senate voted to protect Ohio females and children by overriding Governor DeWine’s veto of H.B. 68.
The Save Women’s Sports Act prohibits males from competing in female-only sports and the Ohio SAFE Act protects minors from experimental, sterilizing, and irreversible procedures. The veto override passed with overwhelming support (24 - 8).
“I am truly grateful that after five years of uphill battles, Ohio females’ rights to safety, fairness, a future in female sports, and female scholar-athlete opportunities are finally protected in Ohio law,” said Powell. “Today, my colleagues in the Senate listened to the people that they represent, and acted in their best interests, despite pressure from the Governor.”
Rep. Powell first introduced the Save Women’s Sports Act in 2019 and she has co-sponsored the SAFE Act’s policy since it was first introduced in 2020.
COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives met Wednesday to override Governor DeWine's veto of House Bill 68. H.B. 68 contains the Ohio SAFE Act and the Save Women's Sports Act. The SAFE Act protects minors from experimental, sterilizing, and irreversible procedures, and the Save Women's Sports Act prohibits males from competing in female-only sports.
State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) was recently presented with the “Champion of Limited Government” Award by The Institute for Legislative Analysis, which is a group that outlines their mission for advancing the limited government principles of the U.S. Constitution.
State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) recently supported “The Innocence Act” by signing on as a co-sponsor of the newly introduced legislation. The bill requires a more rigorous age verification process to prevent minors from viewing sexually explicit material on the internet in Ohio.
State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) voted to approve and cosponsored a resolution on Wednesday that supports Israel. The legislation passed overwhelmingly in the Ohio House.
State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) announces the Great Darke County Fair begins this weekend on Friday, August 18 for families across the region to attend.
State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) announces the Miami County Fair will soon commence beginning this weekend on Friday, August 11 when residents and families may begin to attend.
State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) announces residents can take advantage of the upcoming Ohio Sales Tax Holiday occurring Aug. 4-6. The annual holiday weekend ensures Ohioans do not pay state sales and use taxes on certain exempted items.
State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) highlights support behind SJR 2 in voting to protect Ohio’s Constitution. With the bill’s passage, it allows Ohioans to exercise their right to vote on Ohio Issue 1 on August 8th.