Representative Catherine D. Ingram - House District 32
 

09.12.17 - Rep. Ingram Announces Appointment To Broadcast Educational Media Commission

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today shared news of her recent appointment as a nonvoting member of the Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC).

“As an elected official and educator with over 20 years of service from the classroom to the board of education, I have seen firsthand how public broadcasting can have a positive impact on students,” said Ingram. “I am honored to have the opportunity to help advance educational outcomes and create a positive impact on students and educators through my work on the commission.”

 
 

08.30.17 - Ingram Introduces Bill To Protect Accident Victims' Privacy

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today introduced the Accident Victim Privacy Protection Act, legislation to prohibit the sale of personal information obtained from accident reports to prevent businesses from soliciting accident victims for profit.

“Vehicular accident reports contain significant amounts of personal information, and victims should not be subject to harassment after a car accident,” said Ingram. “The Accident Victim Privacy Protection Act will help prevent ‘ambulance chasers’ from purchasing this information, protecting victims’ identities and putting a stop to repeated calls from companies trying to make an extra buck.”

 
 

08.25.17 - Rep. Ingram Pushes For New Cincinnati Public Schools License Plates

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today introduced legislation with Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) to create a new Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) license plate in support of one of Ohio’s top school districts.

“For almost 200 years, Cincinnati Public Schools have educated, inspired and prepared generations to be civic-minded, intelligent and socially aware citizens,” said Ingram. “CPS is a diverse and historic district that serves 35,000 Cincinnati-area students every year, and deserves strong community support. I am proud to introduce legislation to help benefit this wonderful district.”

 
 

08.09.17 - Ingram Comments On Ohio's Updated "Every Student Succeeds Act" Plan

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced her position on the updated Ohio Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September.

Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act, is the federal requirement for states to submit plans regarding the use of federal educational funding for school curriculum.

“After several revision and updates, there is still much work to do, and Ohio’s ESSA proposal is not perfect,” said Ingram. “However, there has been some improvement in the overall plan, and there is now much more agreement in certain sections of the proposal than there was during the debates in April.”

Every State educational agency had the choice to submit its ESSA proposal in either April or September. Ohio’s plan is being prepared to submit by the September deadline.

Ohio’s ESSA plan can be viewed online at www.educationa.ohio.gov/ESSA.

 
 

07.06.17 - Ingram: GOP Bill To Weaken Concealed Carry Protections Puts Public Safety In The Crosshairs

 

In a political effort to hamstring Ohio House Democratic lawmakers in a pro-gun, anti-gun debate today on the House floor, Republicans brought forward House Bill (HB) 233 for a vote, legislation that allows concealed carry permit holders to knowingly bring guns or deadly weapons into daycares, schools, airports, bars and other restricted spaces, so long as the permit holder leaves when asked to do so. Individuals who refuse to leave or return to the same business while carrying a prohibited weapon within 30 days will be subject to a fourth degree misdemeanor.

“I am against this legislation as it flies in the face of common sense, and endangers our communities that are already grappling with the problem of gun violence,” said Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati). “We should be seeking solutions, not creating problems.”

 
 

07.06.17 - Ingram: Medicaid Restrictions, Taxes Among Eleven Potential Law Changes From House GOP Veto Showdown With Governor

 

Today, the Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives overrode eleven items Governor John Kasich vetoed in the recently passed state budget, House Bill (HB) 49. Under the House’s overrides, Medicaid expansion will have to be reauthorized through the state Controlling Board and new taxes on working people could be put in place as a condition of healthcare coverage – if the Senate takes up the House overrides.

“Even though we did not take up the Medicaid expansion freeze explicitly, a back door freeze has been put in place through threats of increased fees and premiums,” said Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati). “Ohioans deserve better than this budget that the legislature continues to pick apart. We should not prioritize the wealthiest at the expense of the poor and working class.”

 
 

06.22.17 - Bipartisan Bill To Improve Wheelchair Transportation Options Clears Ohio House

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 195, bipartisan legislation to improve the transportation options of Ohioans in wheelchairs. The “Improving Mobility Aid Accessibility” bill, joint-sponsored by State Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), passed unanimously out of the House yesterday by a 91-0 vote. 

“I am grateful my colleagues on both sides of the aisle agreed with me that all Ohioans deserve equal access to the transportation options that best meets their needs,” said Ingram. “House Bill 195 will improve the lives of Ohioans who use wheelchairs by expanding their transportation options to include taxies or newer services like Lyft and Uber, making it easier and less expensive for them to get to medical appointments and other important engagements.” 

 
 

05.25.17 - Bipartisan Legislation Will Allow Ohioans In Wheelchairs To Use Uber, Lyft

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the committee passage of House Bill (HB) 195, her bipartisan legislation to modernize transportation options for Ohioans with mobility disabilities.

Joint-sponsored by state Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), HB 195 was unanimously approved by the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday. 

“I am pleased that my colleagues on both side of the aisle agree that Ohio cannot continue to deny equal treatment of our fellow citizens who rely on wheelchairs,” said Ingram. “I strongly believe that all Ohioans should have equal access to the transportation options that best meets their needs. This legislation will undoubtedly improve the lives of Ohioans who use wheelchairs by making it easier and less costly to get to their medical appointments and other important engagements.”  

 
 

05.23.17 - Rep. Ingram Announces ODE Summer Food Service Program For Ohio's Youth

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) recently announced the Ohio Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program is underway to ensure children age eighteen and under receive free nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.

Additionally, young adults ages 19 through 21 that are currently enrolled in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are also eligible to use the Summer Food Services Program. The program is free and there is no sign up required. 

 
 

05.02.17 - Ingram: Ohio House Pushes Unfinished, Unbalanced State Budget Off On Senate

 

Before new state economic indicators come out Thursday, the Ohio House today passed a version of the state’s two-year budget, House Bill (HB) 49, that remains hundreds of millions of dollars out of balance, if not more. The vote comes a little more than two weeks after Gov. Kasich and GOP legislative leaders announced they would need to cut close to $1 billion from the bill to maintain a stable, balanced budget. Still, the final version of House Bill 49 approved largely along party lines today fell over $400 million short of being a balanced budget bill by that standard. 

Democratic members argued that passing an unbalanced budget not only violated their constitutional oath, but was fiscally irresponsible and would jeopardize Ohio’s already weak economy.

“This budget takes Ohio one step forward and two steps back by neglecting to prioritize resources where they are most needed,” said Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati). “Traditional schools, middle-class families and everyday taxpayers will bear the brunt of this unbalanced budget.”

 
 

01.31.17 - Ingram To Serve On Ohio House Legislative Panels

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the committees on which she will serve to help shape and refine public policy during the 132nd General Assembly. 

“I am eager to begin work on my committees to help improve the quality of life for Ohio families,” said Ingram. “I hope to bring my experience in advocacy, community development and planning in the Cincinnati community to enact commonsense policy that is good for citizens of the 32nd House district and all Ohioans.” 

 
 

01.03.17 - Catherine Ingram Sworn In As State Representative

 

Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives today as state representative for the 32nd House District. Ingram, elected to her first House term in November, will serve citizens in parts of south-central Cincinnati.

“It is truly an honor to represent the people of the thirty-second district and be their voice in Columbus,” said Ingram. “I look forward to getting to work on issues that matter most to our community, like access to quality education – regardless of race or income – and good-paying jobs to ensure a brighter future for all Ohioans.”