Rep. Strahorn, House Democrats Reject An Amendment To Strip ODH Of Power During A Pandemic
Says GOP-led attack on state health director is a disgraceful abuse of power
May 06, 2020
 
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COLUMBUS—State Representative Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  


“I think it’s a bad idea to normalize barriers to Dr. Acton and Health Department officials while fighting a pandemic. Just as we are restarting the economy in a thoughtful way, any misstep by the legislature could cause us to go backwards,” Rep. Strahorn said.


The amendment was attached to Senate Bill 1 in today’s State and Local Government Committee meeting without advance notice or any public testimony and was discharged from committee on a party-line vote, with all Democratic members voting against it.


The amended bill now goes to the Senate for a vote. 


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