Senator Rob Portman is an American politician and attorney. He has been serving as a junior U.S. Senator from Ohio under the Republican since 2010. He also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2005.
Senator Rob Portman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 19, 1955. He graduated from the Cincinnati Country Day School in 1974. He then enrolled at Dartmouth College, where he earned a B.A. in Anthropology in 1978. He also earned a J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School in 1984. He also served as the president of the student senate during law school.
After his Bachelor’s degree, Junior United States Senator Rob Portman worked on Bill Gradison’s political campaign. After graduating from law school, he moved to Washington. There, he worked as an attorney for a private law firm, Patton, Boggs, and Blow. At Patton, Portman specialized in trade issues. He also worked as an associate at a law firm in Cincinnati.
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Rob Portman Quotes on Politics/Politicians/Policies/Laws
I hope that the entire Senate votes to say that if you’re on the terrorist watch list – not just the no-fly list, which is a much more targeted list, but the terrorist watch list – you should not be able to buy a weapon.Rob Portman
President Obama has been attacking relentlessly. In 2008 he said that if you’re out of fresh ideas you use stale tactics against your opponent – you try to make your opponent unacceptable and that’s what he is trying to do.Rob Portman
There has never been a campaign where there hasn’t been sniping from the outside and second-guessing. I hear the same sometimes from the Democratic side in terms of President Obama’s campaign, so that’s to be expected.Rob Portman
Folks, do you agree with me that we cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama?Rob Portman
The TV ads have been coming hot and heavy in Ohio. I think the Obama campaign has outspent the Romney campaign by two-to-one or three-to-one, depending on the analysis you look at. People are tired of the attacks already, and here we are in July.Rob Portman
My concern about Barack Obama is that he ran a campaign in 2008 where he said we’re going to bring people together and solve big problems. And he specifically talked about the need to reach across the aisle and deal with issues like the economy, which was obviously the top issue in 2008. It has not happened.Rob Portman
We shouldn’t be debating whether to deal with the current code by allowing it to be extended or not. We should have a president who shows leadership and comes to Congress and says: ‘You know what? We need to reform this whole tax code.’Rob Portman
It’s the wrong time for us to be pulling the rug out from under American exporters.Rob Portman
Things are not getting better. They are getting worse. We need to elect Mitt Romney to turn things around.Rob Portman
This past year has been very turbulent for the Middle East, and my conversation with Prime Minister Netanyahu strengthened my belief that we need to remain vigilant in our support of our critical ally.Rob Portman
Ohio chose the president in 2000 and 2004. The independent voters, the so-called swing voters, are the ones who make the difference.Rob Portman
John Kasich is the most popular elected official in Ohio because he got things done.Rob Portman
The U.S. has fallen behind with tax policies that haven’t been updated in a half-century.Rob Portman
I am disappointed that the President made the decision to have Ambassador Froman sign the TPP agreement in New Zealand.Rob Portman
It’s not about sizzle for me. I think it’s fine. I mean, America made a decision in 2008 to go with a president who did have a sizzle.Rob Portman
People vote for the president, not the vice president. I think sometimes people that are in the veepstakes talk too much about this and certainly the media does. I don’t think that it’s that important.Rob Portman
There is so much uncertainty out there, and the government in Washington doesn’t seem to get it. What’s needed is a new business environment.Rob Portman
When it is fair, American workers can compete and win. I cannot support the TPP in its current form because it doesn’t provide that level playing field.Rob Portman
What law enforcement will tell you is that in a terrorist act or even an act of people who are involved in crime, such as a drug gang, they tend to get their weapons illegally.Rob Portman
The Iron Dome system is a proven way for Israel to defend its citizens from hostile threats and will advance missile defense technology for us and other allies.Rob Portman
The tax code is now nine times longer than the Bible, and not nearly as interesting.Rob Portman
President Obama likes to talk about the Buffett Rule. Well, here’s a Buffett Rule that all Americans should be able to support: mom and pop businesses should not pay a higher tax rate than Fortune 500 corporations like Warren Buffett’s.Rob Portman
Rob Portman Quotes on Economy
Instead of focusing on growing jobs and reigniting our economy, President Obama focused on growing the government and tried to remake the United States into the image of the debt-laden countries of Europe. His approach has been more spending, more regulation, and higher taxes.Rob Portman
The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of job creation in America. The source of new jobs isn’t going to be the bureaucracies of Washington, but rather the creativity, ingenuity, and hard work of the American peopleRob Portman
When you tax capital gains income, you don’t help the economy, you hurt the economy, which is why President Kennedy, President Reagan, President Clinton and President Bush all believed we should have a lower rate for capital gains.Rob Portman
I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity.Rob Portman
I have acknowledged the problem and have spent my time in Congress focusing on solutions – including developing clean and efficient energy that grows our economy and creates jobs while also lowering pollution levels and protecting the environment.Rob Portman
You could have another downgrade. You could certainly have a stock market reaction that would be negative. And, I think nobody who looks at it objectively would want that to happen.Rob Portman
What we need is fundamental tax reform.Rob Portman
Rob Portman Quotes on Healthcare
We think healthcare costs should be going down, not up. We think people should be able to keep insurance that they have.Rob Portman
I’m up here in Cleveland tonight and there are a lot of folks who are concerned about it. Twenty-five percent of the people up here get their health care through religious organizations and so that religious freedom issue is very important to them.Rob Portman
Rob Portman Quotes on Social Security
If you can’t even acknowledge that you have to fix Social Security, that’s not a very good starting point.Rob Portman
Other Rob Portman Quotes
For all our current troubles, Americans are still the hardest working, most innovative people on the face of the earth. By trusting the American people, instead of the government, we’ll continue to surprise and inspire the world.Rob Portman
I served at a time when we had a strong economy, when we had deficits that we would die for today. I was able to propose a balanced budget, not over ten years, but over five years. I’m proud of that record.Rob Portman
I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn’t deny them the opportunity to get married.Rob Portman
I do think you need to listen to the voters.Rob Portman
I’d like to think I’m a serious legislator and trying to get things done.Rob Portman
If you start very far to the left, it’s harder to get to the middle.Rob Portman
No one should discriminate.Rob Portman
I told my staff that I’m so boring that I didn’t even know I was boring.Rob Portman
Do you agree with me that we can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama?Rob Portman
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