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Guest column/Bipartisanship would benefit Eastern Ohioans

February 9, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

Eastern Ohioans have always worked hard and taken responsibility. But for too long, those in Jefferson and Belmont counties and those across the region have been working harder than ever and barely getting by. That's why we must grow our economy by growing the middle class. By raising the federal minimum wage, extending emergency unemployment insurance, training workers for high-growth industries and passing my bipartisan bill to create a network of manufacturing innovation hubs, we can focus our attention on what matters: Keeping America strong and vibrant for the next generation. And that starts with shoring up the middle class and ensuring the opportunity for all Ohioans to be a part of it. That is, after all, the foundation on which America's economic might stands.

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