Stories tagged with: Congressman Bob Gibbs

September 2, 2011 - 3:35pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

New data released shows employment growth was non-existent for the month of August.

Despite the lack of employment growth, the jobless rate stayed at 9.1%  for the month. Congressman Bob Gibbs believes the country never fully recovered form the recession and fears we're backsliding.

"People need to be able to have an opportunity and a job," said Gibbs. " It's just frustrates me to no end when I see somebody who wants to work and no job. That's just so...

July 26, 2011 - 3:31pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

With a fast approaching deadline. President Obama held his 7th prime time televised address last night pushing for Congressional Leaders to reach a deal that would allow the government to continue borrowing money and pay its debts.

If Congress fails to raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit by August 2nd Americans could face rising interest rates and a decline in the value of the dollar. 18th District Congressman Bob Gibbs said it will ultimately cause individual mortgages, car loans and...

May 9, 2011 - 5:19pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

Congressman Bob Gibbs made a stop in Hebron Monday afternoon to a company thats helping to manufacture helmets for troops overseas. But as WHIZ's Mark Bullion reports, it's also helping Ohio's economy. You can watch his full story by clicking the video link on the left.

Drill baby drill. No we're not talking oil here. We're talking about saving lives overseas. Hebron based Armor Source has received a contract with the US Army to manufacture over 100,000 helmets for troops...

April 26, 2011 - 6:42pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Congressman Bob Gibbs was at a town hall meeting at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville on Tuesday night discussing the nation's debt.

Gibbs, who represents the 18th district of Ohio, said in order to eliminate the country's deficit there needs to be a budget in place, otherwise they are spending money with nothing to show for it. He said continuing resolutions are not going to solve the long-term issues that need to be addressed.

"It's kind of like someone getting paid...

March 23, 2011 - 5:50pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

Congressman Bob Gibbs is being questioned by some area residents for his opposition over a federal health care law.

A representative of Progress Ohio along with local activists voiced their concerns over his support to stop funding or repeal the federal Affordable Care Act health care law.

"We're hoping he's going to hear that there are citizens in his district that are benefiting and that it's time to move to forward and not play politics with something as important as the...

February 4, 2011 - 7:37pm
4 years 52 weeks ago

Congressman Bob Gibbs was in Zanesville this week to open his district office. He talked about the massive budget deficit the state is facing.

Gibbs says he did not support the last state budget because it had a lot of one time dollars in it.

"It had over a billion dollars in the rainy day fund that was exhausted plus over 4 billion stimulus dollars from washington dc. And so all they did was prolong the agony of the problem and made it worse. So now instead of it...

February 3, 2011 - 9:39pm
5 years 3 days ago

Congressman Bob Gibbs was in Zanesville Thursday for his new district office open house.

Gibbs was greeted by many familiar faces from the area to welcome him to his new office. Gibbs says his open house is part of making sure he is more accessible to residents of his district. He says the 18th District is rather large and encourages people to stop by his office to voice their concerns.

"My charge to the staff is to get out. I want my staff to be out. We're going to...

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