Ohio State Representative Jason Stephens (R- Kitts Hill) on Wednesday announced that he will be supporting a new resolution to locate the United States Space Command Headquarters to that state.
(TNS) — State Representative Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) on Wednesday announced his support to move the United States Space Command Headquarters to Ohio.
In Wednesday's House Economic and Workforce Development Committee, Stephens voted to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 15. The resolution regards support of selecting Ohio as headquarters for the US Space Command. In June, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was nominated as a potential location for the US Space Command headquarters.
"The future of aeronautics is in Ohio," said Stephens. "With the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base being located in Ohio and other aeronautical advancement institutors located throughout the state, there is simply no better opportunity than to locate the United State Space Command Headquarters in Ohio."
Institutions that support Ohio's mission of aeronautical advancements include the following:
According to a news release from Stephens' office, Ohio state legislators have recently been focusing their time and efforts on bringing the lives of military members, their families and veterans to normalcy. In the 133rd General Assembly alone, legislators have passed the following legislation:
Also this week, Stephens provided sponsor testimony on House Bill 519, legislation that would designate April as Financial Literacy Month, to the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee.
According to a new release, a straightforward bill, House Bill 519 would highlight the importance of financial literacy to all Ohioans, especially students, through the promotion of available financial literacy tools across the state.
"Ohioans need to have knowledge about concepts related to personal finance and basic economics," said Stephens.
Stephens cited that organizations like Atomic Credit Union offer student-run programs with the objective of equipping youth with the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions as adults.
"This time spent teaching these students financial skills will not only contribute to their long-term personal financial welfare, but also to the overall economic strength in the community. Programs such as these are helping us work towards our goal of increasing financial literacy skills and economic education for all Ohioans," Stephens concluded.
House Bill 519 will continue to have hearings in the House State and Local Government Committee.
Information submitted by the office of State Representative Jason Stephens.
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