Two days after the shootings in Alexandria, Virginia on GOP members practicing baseball, Washington D.C. is still shaken from the impact. The charity baseball game was always a way for both parties to come together, but this time even more so.

Congressman Jim Renacci joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch, which calls for the parties to begin working together. In his six-and-a-half years in congress, Renacci believes the political rhetoric is out of control, saying the bipartisan measures rarely get reported. He stresses the importance of the parties working together on bigger issues such as solving the debt.

The Ohio congressman was at a bipartisan breakfast when the shootings occurred, and he discussed his relationship with House Whip Steve Scalise and his fellow Republicans on the baseball field.

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The United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord was not popular with everyone, but supporters on the Republican side of the spectrum were pleased.

Congressman Jim Renacci was one of those Republicans, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss it. Renacci says being part of the climate accord would have been a costly endeavor for the US, and the focus should be domestic. The former Wadsworth mayor is happy to see jobs in the coal industry making a comeback.

Rep. Renacci also touched on the attacks in London, calling them “heartbreaking.” He has been a staunch supporter of the Travel Ban, and attacks such as London and Manchester prove why the United States needs to be protected.

Much like the president, Renacci has not always been a politician. Recently, he was endorsed by Bikers For Trump and Citizens For Trump, and he shared the gratitude he has for his supporters early on in his race for the governorship.

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The second phase of repealing and replacing Obamacare was rolled out last week, and this time around, the new bill helped unite more Republicans.

Congressman Jim Renacci joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, guest-hosted by Tony Mazur, to talk about his support of the bill. Renacci spoke of the importance of the new bill, and attempted to clear up any confusion over pre-existing conditions.

In addition to healthcare, Rep. Renacci also touched on President Trump’s first 100 days in office, the election in France, and the race for Ohio governor, which he is a part of.

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Monday, 20 March 2017 10:24

Renacci Announces 2018 Ohio Governor Run

Ohio U.S. Representative Jim Renacci has put the speculation to rest, confirming his entry into the 2018 Ohio Governor's race Monday morning. 

The announcement that he's filed the official paperwork with Secretary of State Jon Husted's office came in the 9 a.m. hour. 

In a release, Renacci said, "For far too long, career politicians in both Washington and Columbus have been looking out for themselves, not us, and now more than ever we need a serious, conservative outsider to lead our state who will always put Ohio first. We need a leader who will end the “pay to play” sweetheart deals that have corrupted Columbus.  We need a leader who truly understands what it takes to keep and attract good paying jobs to Ohio and who knows how to simplify our tax code for Ohio families and businesses. And we need a leader who will put an end to the over-regulation that continues to hold Ohio’s economy back."

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With John Kasich’s term as governor ending in 2018, a collection of names have either confirmed or have been rumored to run. Could Jim Renacci one of them?

Congressman Renacci joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, and said he is definitely considering a run for governor. Based on the 2016 election, Renacci believes the people are “fed up” with career politicians, and that the voters would like to see a change.

Rep. Renacci also touched on Obamacare, which he believes should be “dismantled,” as well as the revised travel ban.

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President Trump is actively filling out his cabinet, though he is encountering a few roadblocks from the political opposition.

Congressman Jim Renacci joined the Ray Horner Morning Show for his monthly visit, and he spoke about the “unique and different” cabinet the president is putting together. He wishes the Democrats could give the president a chance to succeed by getting the members on board as soon as possible, rather than delaying matters.

Rep. Renacci also touched on education, specifically about student loan debt and Betsy DeVos, the newly-confirmed Education Secretary. The Ohio congressman also spoke about the Congressional Review Act, which is an act that congressional leaders put forth to overturn certain bills pushed by an outgoing president at the end of his term.

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Friday, 27 January 2017 10:21

AUDIO: Rep. Renacci On Trump, TPP

Week one of the Trump Administration is in the books, and his pen has used a lot of ink.

Congressman Jim Renacci was in attendance for the January 20th inauguration, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap the week that was. Renacci commented on Trump’s executive orders and bills being signed, saying it was “exciting” to see the new president accomplish this much this soon.

Rep. Renacci, also a businessman-turned-politician, touched on TPP, saying he has been frustrated with America’s tax codes and trade agreements over the years. He also talked about bipartisan leadership, the Alaskan pipeline, and the proposed wall on the Mexican border.

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Monday, 19 December 2016 20:34

AUDIO: Renacci Lays Out 2017 Priorities

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) is looking ahead to next year and the beginning of the Trump administration with several bills he plans to propose in the new session of Congress, including bills on infrastructure and the budget. He joined Jasen to talk about those bills, his thoughts on a congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking, and the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

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The transition from President Obama to President-Elect Trump is well underway. Just this morning, Dr. Ben Carson was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Congressman Jim Renacci shared his thoughts on the transition with the Ray Horner Morning Show. Renacci is pleased with said transition, feeling this is an opportunity to move government forward. He believes the Republican Party may be slowly coming together, but stresses the need for bipartisanship.

In addition to the cabinet, Rep. Renacci discussed the Cures Act and the Establishing Equity in the Hospital Readmission Program.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 19:07

AUDIO: Could Renacci Be Treasury Secretary?

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) was one of President Elect Donald Trump's earliest supporters in Ohio, and now his name is in the national discussion for a cabinet post.

A Forbes column last week made the case as to why Renacci should receive an appointment. Renacci joined Jasen and said while he has had discussions with Trump's transition team, he has not talked with Trump specifically about a cabinet post.

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 09:27

AUDIO: Rep. Renacci Reviews His Tax Plan

Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a wide array of topics concerning citizens both locally and nationally.

The Ohio congressman called to discuss his new tax plan, one in which he has been pushing for years. Renacci believed there needed to be an overhaul in our tax system, so he took matters into his own hands. The goal for his tax plan is to watch out for the middle class and to ensure businesses keep hiring.

In addition to his tax plan, Rep. Renacci recapped July’s Republican National Convention and how he will spend the month of August meeting with his district’s mayors and citizens.

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Congressman Jim Renacci has been very vocal on his warnings about identity theft, and he is taking the appropriate steps to further prevent it from occurring in the Social Security Administration. Rep. Renacci joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss legislation on what documents are deemed necessary and unnecessary to include social security numbers through the mail.

The Ohio congressman also touched on the bill to reform the hospitals readmissions program, as well as the upcoming Republican National Convention coming through the area.

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Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show on WAKR each month to discuss a slew of topics.

One of those happens to be Law Enforcement Week, and a hot point during the week is the protective vests for police officers. Renacci believes the reauthorization of dollars to help fund the vests will be beneficial to smaller communities.

Rep. Renacci also touched on the opioid bill that is about to hit the House, as well as the Nexus pipeline through Summit County and the backing of Donald Trump with fellow Republicans.

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Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a slew of topics.

First, there has been plenty of talk about a brokered Republican National Convention this July up in Cleveland. Rep. Renacci believes, no matter what, this convention will be beneficial to the region. As for the Republican Party, Renacci stressed that a brokered convention has happened before, and the Republican Party should survive no matter what.

In addition to the convention, tax day is also around the corner. Rep. Renacci urges folks to watch their identity and protect it from being stolen when filing taxes.

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We’ve all heard stories about identity theft, and some folks have had it happen to them. Theft has even been detected in tax returns.

Congressman Jim Renacci joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about consumer protection and how to inform the people. Rep. Renacci also mentioned his hosting Military Academy Day on March 19th, which will be in Green.

Renacci also shared thoughts on the upcoming Ohio primary. "I feel the frustration of the American people, said Renacci. ”And I have to live it every day.”

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Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a slew of topics. \

The first of those topics included this week’s Iowa Caucus and the corresponding results. Renacci says he “doesn’t rely on polls,” and hopes the voting public really checks the background and experience of the candidates.

Renacci also brought up the reconciliation bill, as well as the unsteady Chinese economy. The former Wadsworth mayor mentioned the country’s trade dealings and the global economy itself.

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Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a variety of topics, both statewide and nationwide. This time, the focus was on President Obama's recent executive order on gun control.

Renacci believes the order on gun sales was a “disappointment” and an attack on the Constitution. "What we have here is a president who sidesteps checks and balances,” says Renacci.

The Ohio congressman also touched on the popularity of Donald Trump and the need to work together on issues such as gun violence and the national debt.

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Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a variety of topics, both local and national.

In the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino shootings, Renacci gave his thoughts on immigration and national security.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 18:48

AUDIO: Local Reps Address Refugee Crisis

One of the biggest debates in the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Paris has been whether to accept refugees from Syria. The governors of 32 states have asked the federal government to not place Syrian refugees in their states, and there is speculation that Republicans in Congress may insert language into a key spending bill to block Syrian refugees from being accepted into the United States.

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) believes Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the right decision by calling for Syrians to not be placed in Ohio.

"We need to ensure those coming over have no ties to ISIS or other terrorist organizations. We need to have a system in place, we need to be screening." Renacci said. "If we can't do that, we shouldn't just be allowing individuals to come in."

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Niles) sees it differently. While he also wants to make sure terrorists don't enter the country, he says there are safeguards in place to ensure the wrong people don't come in.

"If we don't know something... or we don't know who exactly you are, you don't get in the country," Ryan said.

When asked about the "gaps" in the ability to vet Syrian refugees noted last month by FBI director James Comey, Ryan said a refugee whose information falls into one of those gaps would not gain entry into the United States.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would, among other changes, require FBI background checks for refugees. The Associated Press reports President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

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