Marcia Fudge

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, prepares to evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
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Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are scattered across the U.S. Capitol campus as pro-Trump extremists storm the Capitol building and surrounding offices, including the House and Senate chambers.

Nina Turner, the former state senator who became a high-profile supporter of Bernie Sanders’ presidential bids, is making a run to represent Cleveland and Akron in Congress.

Turner announced her plans in an online call with local reporters Tuesday. Last week, she formed a committee to raise money for the campaign.

Updated: 5:50 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

Cleveland-area Democrats are leaping to fill the void in Congress that will be left by Rep. Marcia Fudge’s nomination to the Biden cabinet.

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chair Shontel Brown and Nina Turner, a top supporter of Bernie Sanders’ presidential run, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create campaign committees on Wednesday. Jeff Johnson, a former state lawmaker and city councilman, told ideastream he also is running for the seat.

Updated 11:00 a.m., Dec. 10, 2020

Housing and neighborhood advocates in Northeast Ohio and beyond reacted with optimism Wednesday to news that Cleveland Congresswoman Marcia Fudge would be President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a source familiar with the transition discussions said Tuesday. The source spoke on condition of anonymity about private conversations.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks before the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Cleveland
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Almost a week after Joe Biden was declared the winner, the Trump administration has still refused to admit defeat. Despite that, President-elect Biden is moving forward with plans to take office in January, and he's getting support and assistance from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris urged Northeast Ohio’s voters to make their voices heard at the ballot box over the next 10 days, rallying support for Joe Biden in a campaign trip through Cleveland on Saturday.

Harris’ motorcade rolled from Downtown Cleveland to Lakewood, to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and finally to Cuyahoga Community College as the presidential contest nears its final week before Election Day.

In 2019, the federal government delivered an extraordinary financial aid package to America's farmers. Farm subsidies jumped to their highest level in 14 years, most of them paid out without any action by Congress.

The money flowed to farmers like Robert Henry. When I visited in early July, many of his fields near New Madrid, Mo., had been flooded for months, preventing him from working in them. The soybeans that he did manage to grow had fallen in value; China wasn't buying them, in retaliation for the Trump administration's tariffs.

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Warrensville Heights, and numerous people in Northeast Ohio’s legal and political world wrote in support of Lance Mason as he faced legal consequences for a 2014 attack on his wife, Aisha Fraser.

Mason was arrested this weekend in connection with Fraser’s fatal stabbing. Shaker Heights police have charged him with felonious assault, saying he rammed a police cruiser with his car. Police say more charges are coming.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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U.S. Rep Marcia Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) will not run for Speaker of the House.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is ramping up his opposition to Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker as Democrats prepare to formally retake the chamber in January.

This week the Agriculture Committee in Congress looks at stricter work requirements for food stamps as part of the larger farm bill

In the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, able-bodied people without kids can receive food stamps for three months without having to work. After that, they’ve got to get a job or be enrolled in job training for at least 20 hours a week.

People are exempt from those rules if they are pregnant, younger than 18 or older than 49.

Preston Keres / USDA

Democrats and Republican in Congress passed a short term budget last month but another spending bill may not be as easy.  The proposed Farm Bill has upset Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge. The Agriculture Committee member and Warrensville Heights representative says it’s not going to pass. 

Mark Arehart / WKSU

It was a chilly winter day in North Akron, just a few blocks from the Sand Run Metro Park. Out in a straight line, heading just 4 miles southwest from this spot, you could travel through all four of Summit County’s Congressional districts.

The Ohio congresswoman who unexpectedly took over as chair of the Democratic National Convention this weekend is predicting the party will emerge united behind Hillary Clinton. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Philadelphia.