Ohio US Senator Rob Portman Spoke to Mix 989’s Gary & Lindsay Friday morning on various topics relating to the efforts in Ohio and Washington to fight the financial and medical hardships created by the Covid-19 emergency.

Portman spoke to the morning team about some good news: Amidst the Covic-19 crisis — up to 1,500 jobs may be created in Lordstown because of a new joint venture between GM and Honda.

Among the topics discussed in the interview:

* How Portman worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure an extension for filing of claims and appeals for veterans’ compensation benefits was put in place since VA offices have been closed due to the pandemic;

* The efforts to help get Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s major disaster declaration request approved quickly by President Trump, unlocking additional Federal dollars

Listen to the Interview: