Gov. John Kasich Op-Ed: The Time for Bipartisanship is Now

In Gov. Kasich’s latest op-ed, he writes in CNN about how America is stronger when we work together to face our challenges: Americans are relying on leaders in Washington to fix our health care problems, but if recent history is any indication, the search for solutions in the current environment will inevitably lead to an unproductive partisan standoff. Hopefully, members of Congress will learn from their turbulent town hall meetings that the American people are finally having their fill of that gridlock. Sadly, the health care debate is but one battle in what seems to be an endless partisan war, and the battlefields are every issue of importance facing our nation — from the economy to foreign policy. How did things get so off track? It wasn’t always this way. When I was chairman of the House Budget Committee in the 1990s, we were able to reform Pentagon spending, pass […]

Op-Ed: Gov. John Kasich: Kim Jong Un Must Be Removed From Power

Gov. Kasich’s latest op-ed in TIME: Kim Jong Un Must Be Removed From Power: As news reports surface of yet another missile test by North Korea, the United States must consider increased pressure on the regime of Kim Jong Un. These threats are not new to our nation and they aren’t going away. Having served nine terms in Congress, including 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee, I remember facing similar threats in 1994, when North Korea refused to let international inspectors in to see facilities where it extracted nuclear material for use in weapons. By every estimate, North Korea’s facilities could have been destroyed safely back then, and with no loss of life for South Korea or for us. But there was a chance that they would retaliate and use conventional means — primarily artillery hidden in North Korea’s mountains — against the people of South Korea. According […]

Gov. John Kasich on CNN’s State of the Union

Gov. John Kasich was a guest this weekend on CNN’s State of the Union, where he discussed the need for Republican leaders to reach across the aisle and find Democrats who will work with them to put in place meaningful reforms for all Americans. Watch the interview (here).

AP: Republican John Kasich Leads Charge for Balanced Budget Vote

Gov. John Kasich continues to call for a federal balanced budget amendment. Read more from the AP about this important issue: Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion. “The issue is not a partisan issue,” Kasich told The Associated Press in an interview. “It’s about economic growth and our children’s and our grandchildren’s future.” As a presidential contender last year, Kasich pledged he would balance the federal budget within eight years while cutting taxes and spending more on the military. To make it work, the budget-balancing former congressman had proposed limiting the federal role in education, transportation, job training and Medicaid – areas he would have turned over in large part to the states. Kasich, 64, has not let his failed White […]

Op-Ed: End the Partisan Warfare on Health Care

In Gov. Kasich’s latest New York Times op-ed, he discusses how the responsible solution to America’s health care challenges will require both parties to work together. Americans are relying on leaders in Washington to fix health care, not engage in yet another unproductive partisan standoff. In 2010, one side of the political aisle in Congress, the Democrats, chose to “fix” health care unilaterally, without bipartisan support. The result was Obamacare, which has run up government spending while failing to drive down the cost of health care. Now, with the political tables turned in Washington, the Republicans are starting down the same unilateral path, a course that can only further divide the nation. A true and lasting reform of the health insurance system must be accomplished by bringing the two sides together, not by replacing one divisive wedge with another. Throughout my career, I’ve learned that meaningful change happens only with […]

Gov. John Kasich on CBS “Face the Nation”

Gov. John Kasich was a guest on CBS “Face the Nation” where he spoke about his ideas for fixing Obamacare, his meeting with the President and his hope that Washington starts working together for the American people. If you do not see a video player below, please watch the interview (here).

Gov. John Kasich Op-Ed: A Roadmap To Responsible Health Care Reform, If Washington Leaders Partner With States

Gov. John Kasich wrote his latest op-ed about how Republicans have an opportunity to introduce meaningful reforms and work with the states to fix Obamacare. Read more below from Forbes: A Roadmap To Responsible Health Care Reform, If Washington Leaders Partner With States As work progresses to undo the problems that Obamacare brought to health care, I believe the roadmap to responsible reform must take both coverage and cost into consideration. Only then can reform ensure that Americans, especially those recovering from mental illness or drug addiction, receive the care they need while also protecting taxpayers from unsustainable cost growth. Obamacare severely disrupted the insurance marketplace, especially in states like Ohio, where a history of sound regulation attracted many insurers who then offered a wide range of choices at affordable prices. Our first priority should be to restore stability. The Trump Administration has begun this process, but there is more […]