Republican Senator Rob Portman doesn’t have a committee chairmanship or a leadership post. One asset he wields in the politically divided capital is a direct line to a prominent Democrat: Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.
Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects the U.S. Congress will pass legislation next year strengthening President Barack Obama’s hand in winning approval of trade deals.
On a warm October Friday in downtown Cleveland, a small crowd of protesters chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Wall Street values have got to go.” A man hoisted a homemade sign saying Corporate America loves Rob Portman .
Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, voicing support for same-sex marriage with a personal note that his son is gay, joins a bipartisan movement toward a recognition of rights that many Americans are embracing.