COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today on the 9th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. On December 14, 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 children and 6 teachers.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced that Senate Bill (SB) 58, known as Esther’s Law, will advance to the governor’s desk for his signature after the Ohio Senate voted to unanimously concur the legislation. Esther’s Law would allow residents of long-term care facilities to electronically monitor their rooms.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today applauded the Biden-Harris Administration for hosting the first-ever White House Maternal Health Day of Action. The administration announced several new commitments to support maternal and child health, including funding in the Build Back Better Act for maternal health, a report on the impact of postpartum Medicaid coverage, and the establishment of a “birthing-friendly” hospital designation.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today on the 7th anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death. Tamir Rice was just 12 years old when he was killed in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014 by a white police officer because he had a toy gun in a park.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted against House Bill (HB) 218, Republican-back legislation that contains last-minute changes to prohibit schools, universities and employers from requiring students or employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. It would also bar public and private entities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for any reason.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced her support for House Bill (HB) 483, legislation sponsored by State Reps. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), to establish Ohio’s new congressional districts. This map keeps large communities together and is a realistic plan that can pass with bipartisan support.
Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $9.5 million, through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and the Child Abuse Prevention Act, to confront child and elder abuse, as well as an additional $7.5 million over the next two years to conduct home assessments for children in foster care.
Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) testified before the House Insurance Committee Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 416, their legislation that would promote financial security and stability for Ohioans after they retire. The bill would create The Ohio Retirement Savings Program (ORSP), a supplemental pension plan in addition to Social Security benefits.