Ohio House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement as the United States Senate this week voted to confirm former U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
Representative Juanita Brent signed on as a co-sponsor to the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. A previous version of the Ohio Fairness Act (The Equal Housing and Employment Act) passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Sept. 15, 2009, with bipartisan support. Last General Assembly, the Ohio Fairness Act had 3 hearings but did not receive a committee vote.
Today, State Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) announced that she will host a virtual town hall on March 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live to answer questions from her constituents. Rep. Brent will provide an update on her legislation, the budget’s impacts for you and your family, and valuable COVID-19 information.
Today, Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) released the following statement following the Biden and DeWine Administrations’ announcement that Cleveland would become a FEMA site for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Today, Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) released the following statement following the House’s passage of the transportation budget. Rep. Brent voted no on the transportation budget, which passed the Ohio House with a vote of 87-8 on March 4, 2021.
Today, Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) applauded the House passage of legislation that would allow more health professionals to administer the coronavirus vaccine, extend professional licenses and help low-income Ohioans pay for utilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 93, legislation to modify the state’s address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), a long-held Democratic priority that allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, rape, human trafficking, or sexual battery who fear for their safety to keep their address confidential and out of the public record.
COLUMBUS—State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D- Parma) and Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) re-introduced legislation today to designate each February 21 in Ohio as “Congressman John Lewis Voter Registration Day” in memory of his long legacy. Reps. Brent and Crossman originally introduced the legislation last General Assembly, but the bill did not receive any hearings.
COLUMBUS—Tomorrow at 11 a.m., State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) will give sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 60, which she introduced with Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Green Township) to allow individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to qualify for medical cannabis in Ohio.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced today that she will serve as Ranking Member of the Ohio House Agriculture and Conservation Committee.