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State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today renewed the fight to improve rail safety in Ohio by introducing House Bills 194 and 195, legislation requiring freight train operating crews to consist of at least two people and revising other railroad safety measures. 

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Fri, Mar 12, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) issued a statement Wednesday on the passage of House Bill (HB) 128, legislation to repeal parts of HB 6 from the 133rd General Assembly (GA). HB 6 was a multi-billion dollar corporate bailout at the center of the largest alleged public racketeering and bribery scheme in Ohio history. Former Republican Speaker Larry Householder and several close associates were paid millions to pass HB 6 and stop a referendum on the law.

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday voted in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. 

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

COLUMBUS— Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Mike Sheehy’s (D-Oregon) bill honoring Officer Anthony Dia, who was killed in the line of duty July 4, 2020, advanced today during a committee vote. House Bill (HB) 19 received unanimous support by the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee.

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Tue, Mar 2, 2021

State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today responded to the 9th Circuit ruling in favor of labor unions representing rail workers and personnel, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART), in TRANSP. DIV. OF INT’L ASS’N-SMART V. FRA, litigation initiated in response to an order by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) purporting to adopt a nationwide maximum one-person crew rule and to preempt any state laws concerning that subject matter, a known unsafe practice.

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Today, Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) applauded the House passage of House Bills (HB) 5 and 93. HB 93 modifies 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.

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) released the following statement today on his committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

COLUMBUS –Today, State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) recognized Black History Month, a time to celebrate and reflect on the central role African-Americans have played in our nation’s history. This year’s Black History Month theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity & Diversity,” which celebrates the strength, resilience, diversity and achievements of Black families. Rep. Sheehy reaffirmed his commitment to supporting legislative efforts to build up Black families so that all Ohioans have the tools they need to get ahead. 

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

This week, State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) announced the State Controlling Board approved $100 million in federal funds for the state’s Rent Assistance Program to aid Ohioans impacted by the pandemic with financial assistance to pay rent, rent arrears, utilities and home energy costs, and utility and home energy costs arrears.

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Thu, Jan 28, 2021

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) issued a statement on Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States, cementing Democratic control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.

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Wed, Jan 20, 2021