Rep. Lepore-Hagan, 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
 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  


“We are in the middle of a pandemic and the Republicans throw the doctor under the ambulance.  This is a disgusting abuse of power and a slap in the face to our frontline medical heroes,” Rep. Lepore Hagan 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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