Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today named State Senator Joe Uecker to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform. As a member of the House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor during the previous legislative session.
“I believe that among the foundational goals held by all government officials should be to ensure an efficient, responsible government,” said Uecker. “I’m looking forward to doing just that as the Vice Chairman of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.”
In addition to his Vice Chairmanship, Senator Uecker will also serve as a member of the Senate Civil Justice, Commerce and Labor, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Utilities, and Workforce and Economic Development Committees, as well as a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Education.
"Communities like Portsmouth represent the best America has to offer," said Uecker. "Smaller, rural communities often face great adversity yet work together as a community to ensure success and revitalization."
"These services will help those seeking treatment in our community, getting them the support they so desperately need," said Uecker. "This treatment facility is another positive step in addressing the bigger drug problem facing our community."
“Planned Parenthood continues to demonstrate utter disregard for the sanctity of human life, even in death,” said Uecker. “My proposed legislation seeks to ensure the dignity of babies whose lives ended too soon at the hands of abortionists.”
"I am deeply disturbed to learn of the Attorney General's findings released today revealing Planned Parenthood's continued utter disrespect for human dignity," said Uecker. "I am once again appalled at how little value this organization gives life, even in death. It speaks to a complete absence of moral character. I plan to introduce legislation in the coming days, which I have been working on for the last several weeks, to ensure the dignity of these babies whose lives ended too soon at the hands of Planned Parenthood abortionists."