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Bipartisan Bill Targets Online Spread of Child Sex Abuse Material

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Legislation was introduced on Tuesday that would hold tech companies more responsible for an explosion in online child sexual abuse material and give law enforcement agencies more opportunity to gather evidence of crimes. The bill, proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate, would require companies to retain information about illegal photos and videos found on their platfo... Read more »

House of Representatives passes Rep. Anthony Gonzalez’ bill to fight 'deepfakes’

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Monday by Rocky River Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez that would help the government fight realistic-looking fraudulent videos and photographs called “deepfakes” that could be used for scams, to sow public discord and endanger national security. ... “The ability to identify and label deep fake content is critical to preventing foreign actors... Read more »

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says China should be ‘graduated’ from supportive World Bank loan program

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday agreed that the World Bank should expel China from a supportive loan program that helps middle- and low-income nations finance government projects. Asked by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, whether he’d support graduating Beijing from the lending program, Mnuchin replied, “I do.” The question from Gonzalez comes as he works to pass legislation that would... Read more »

U.S. Objects to World Bank’s Lending Plans for China

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The Trump administration has formally objected to the World Bank’s plans to continue lending to China, the latest flash point in a long-running battle between the world’s largest economies. ... Representative Anthony Gonzalez, Republican of Ohio, who questioned Mr. Mnuchin about the bank’s work in China, introduced legislation last month that would curb World Bank funding to China by “graduating” ... Read more »

House of Representatives passes bill to allow ‘battlefield crosses’ at VA cemeteries

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he U.S. House of Representatives returned from its Veterans Day recess on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill by Rocky River GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez that would block national cemeteries from banning “battlefield cross” memorials. ... “This legislation comes straight from the veterans community in my northeast Ohio district,” Gonzalez said in a speech on the House of Representatives floor. ... Rea... Read more »

Lessons in service: Schools, organizations honor military during various Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11

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The home of the free because of the brave. This was the underlying theme of the various Veterans Day ceremonies hosted at schools, churches and organizations throughout the city, that stopped to observe the national holiday, Nov. 11, by recognizing the service of military men and women past and present. ... Over at the North Royalton Family YMCA, several dignitaries gathered to unveil a unique pie... Read more »

U.S. Rep Gonzalez pushes for battlefield cross protections

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U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River, is working to keep a promise he made to a constituent before he took office. Gonzalez has put forth the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act, a law that would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs from removing memorials from national cemeteries. “It’s the first bill that I admitted myself. I’m excited about it,” said Gonzales, whose 16th D... Read more »

U.S. Route 30 expansion gets $18 million boost

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The long-dormant project to extend the U.S. Route 30 expressway in Stark County is showing signs of life. The U.S. Department of Transportation this week approved an $18 million grant to help fund extending three miles of the multi-lane highway from Trump Avenue SE in Canton to state Route 44 near East Canton, Stark County Commissioner Richard Regula said. “I can’t believe it. We did it,” said Reg... Read more »

VA, other organizations help military veterans connect with benefits and services

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With Veterans Day this coming Monday, the VA and other organizations spent Thursday morning and afternoon trying to get Northeast Ohio veterans connected to the benefits and services for which they’re eligible. ... U.S Representative Anthony Gonzalez, who serves Ohio’s 16th District, attended Thursday’s fair and said that taking care of veterans is one of his office’s biggest priorities. “As a mem... Read more »

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