By Alexa Helwig
Congressman Greg Landsman (OH-01) recently marked his 100th day in the U.S. House of Representatives as he serves as a new kind of national leader.
“From day one, my commitment has been to serving as new kind of national leader – one who is bipartisan, reliable, transparent, and accountable,” said Landsman.
“For years, Southwest Ohio didn’t have a Congressional leader focused on making life better for our children and families. Too often, people in Washington lose focus on what really matters – serving the people and communities they represent.”
“My goal is to make life better for the children and families of Southwest Ohio. That means working with Republicans to find issues that we can come together on. It means tackling the outrageous cost of insulin, so parents can ensure their child is able to receive the medical care they need. It means fighting for Community Project Funding that will replace blighted buildings, lead water lines, and worn-out bus shelters. And it means going everywhere, meeting with everyone, and holding town halls in communities across the district to hear exactly what’s on people’s minds every day.
“In our first 100 days, we’ve gotten a lot accomplished – but it’s just the beginning. And I am as committed as ever to serving with transparency, accountability, bipartisanship, and reliability.”
Highlights of Congressman Landsman’s First 100 Days
• Voting for and cosponsoring more than a dozen bipartisan bills and measures
• Joining the Problem Solvers Caucus – a group of Democrats and Republicans who are committed to finding common ground on the biggest issues facing the nation
• Meeting and building coalitions with Republicans – including Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Warren Davidson (OH-08), Mike Carey (OH-15), Max Miller (OH-07), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-5), Don Bacon (NE-2), and Marc Molinaro (NY-19)
• Participating in the American Congressional Exchange – a program that facilitates bipartisan exchange trips between Democratic and Republican Members’ districts
• Formed the Regional Leadership Team comprised of more than 50 business, labor, faith, and community leaders that meet to inform and shape the priorities and work of the Congressional office
• Led the Community Project Funding Process – receiving more than 50 local, community project applications and selecting 15 to advance in the process to receive funding for everything from replacing water pipes to making roads safer
• Hosted five in-person town halls in Loveland, East Westwood, Madeira, Lebanon, and Evanston – speaking and hearing from hundreds of constituents
• Launched Our First 100 Days Tracker online to show exactly the work being done and the meetings take place
• Going on dozens of site visits and tours around the district, stopping by small businesses, big district employers, schools, and more – including Standard Textile, Kings Mills Army Reserve, the Cheesecakery, Saturday Morning Vibes, and Sam Adams Brewery
• Utilizing social media to keep constituents up to date and shed light on how Congress works in a fun and informative manner
• Not just listening to the people of Ohio’s First Congressional District, but acting on their requests – including by introducing the Making Insulin Affordable for All Children Act; working on improving the Earned Income Tax Credit and renewing the Expanded Child Tax Credit; and expanding COPS and SAFER grants that will provide local police and fire departments with the flexibility to use federal funding for recruitment
• Bringing the Administration to Southwest Ohio to highlight federal funding opportunities and resources – including Senior Advisor to the President and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and soon, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Isabella Guzman
• Effectively and efficiently meeting the needs of community members by addressing their IRS, Social Security, passport, immigration, and other problems – including solving more than 300 cases and returning nearly $64,000 back to people
Greg serves on two decidedly-bipartisan committees: Veterans Affairs and Small Business. On the Small Business Committee, Greg is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and a member of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Energy, and Supply Chains. On the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Greg is a member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization.
In addition, he has testified in front of committees he does not serve on to promote the needs of our Southwest Ohio families: Appropriations Committee: Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education. Her gave testimony on investing alongside brain development, from prenatal care to career training, and he gave testimony in defense of the three amendments he submitted to H.R. 5.
He is a member of the Appropriations Committee: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and he gave testimony on investing in affordable housing and transit corridors.
Congressman Landsman may be contacted at this email address: landsman.house.gov.