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COLUMBUS - Today State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives Commerce and Labor Committee issued statements after being denied answers to questions on HB 466, legislation that would cap staffing agency charges to nursing homes and significantly increase Medicaid payments for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) using COVID relief dollars.

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Wed, May 25, 2022

COLUMBUS – Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) today announced her selection to attend the 2022 Emerging Legislative Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. 

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Tue, May 24, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) today applauded President Biden’s actions to work towards producing and importing more infant formula amid shortages in the United States, including a plan to invoke the Defense Production Act. 

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Fri, May 20, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) today issued a statement after the House Families, Aging and Human Services committee held proponent testimony on House Bill (HB) 454, which prohibits children under the age of 18 from obtaining hormone treatments, puberty blockers, and transition surgeries, regardless of parental consent. 

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Fri, May 20, 2022

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Shayla L. Davis (D-Garfield Heights), Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) issued a joint statement following the news of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates the court’s conservative majority intends to overturn Roe V. Wade in the coming months.

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Tue, May 3, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Representative Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) announced that the State Controlling Board approved over $96 million in additional funding for the Bridge Formula Program from the recently passed federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This funding will be used to support bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, protection, and construction projects on bridges throughout the state. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $13.2 billion to rebuild Ohio’s roads and bridges, clean up Lake Erie, modernize our electric grid, ensure clean drinking water, and expand broadband access to every Ohioan.

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Tue, Apr 5, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Representative Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) issued a statement honoring former Mayor Madeline A. Cain, who passed away yesterday. 

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Tue, Apr 5, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) and Sharon Ray (R-Wadsworth) today introduced House Bill (HB) 602, which would ensure mental health access for all those who voluntarily seek help. 

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Wed, Mar 30, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Representative Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) yesterday announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 597, which reappropriates over $2 billion in capital funds for the FY 2023-24 biennium. 

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Thu, Mar 24, 2022

COLUMBUS —State Representative Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) issued a statement following the Ohio House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 215, Republican-backed legislation that undermines public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. 

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Wed, Mar 2, 2022