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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today applauded the Biden-Harris Administration for hosting the first-ever White House Maternal Health Day of Action. The administration announced several new commitments to support maternal and child health, including funding in the Build Back Better Act for maternal health, a report on the impact of postpartum Medicaid coverage, and the establishment of a “birthing-friendly” hospital designation. 

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Tue, Dec 7, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today on the 7th anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death. Tamir Rice was just 12 years old when he was killed in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014 by a white police officer because he had a toy gun in a park.

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Mon, Nov 22, 2021

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted against House Bill (HB) 218, Republican-back legislation that contains last-minute changes to prohibit schools, universities and employers from requiring students or employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. It would also bar public and private entities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for any reason. 

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Thu, Nov 18, 2021

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop. 

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Wed, Nov 17, 2021

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced her support for House Bill (HB) 483, legislation sponsored by State Reps. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), to establish Ohio’s new congressional districts. This map keeps large communities together and is a realistic plan that can pass with bipartisan support.

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Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $9.5 million, through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and the Child Abuse Prevention Act, to confront child and elder abuse, as well as an additional $7.5 million over the next two years to conduct home assessments for children in foster care.

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Mon, Nov 8, 2021

Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) testified before the House Insurance Committee Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 416, their legislation that would promote financial security and stability for Ohioans after they retire. The bill would create The Ohio Retirement Savings Program (ORSP), a supplemental pension plan in addition to Social Security benefits. 

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today celebrates Global Handwashing Day. This day was first celebrated in 2008 by over 70 countries. This year’s theme is “Our Future is at Hand- Let’s Move Forward Together,” which calls on everyone to work together towards universal hand hygiene. 

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Fri, Oct 15, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted against House Bill (HB) 175, which would deregulate ephemeral water features. Environmental organizations argue the legislation would harm Ohio’s water quality and undo the progress made by H2Ohio. HB 175 passed the Ohio House by a vote of 61-33.

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Wed, Sep 29, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) released a statement today after video was released which appeared to show U.S. Customs and Border agents on horseback using whips on Haitian migrants coming into the U.S. from Mexico.

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Wed, Sep 22, 2021