Something from each of the Congressmen who represent Trumbull and Mahoning counties:
U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, a Republican whose 6th District includes the southern portion of Mahoning County, is holding his second ''Shoot with the SEALS event'' to raise money for his campaign.
The June 1 event at the Special Tactics and Rescue Training Facility in Mingo Junction will give participants the chance to shoot with real SEAL weapons and get tips from former Navy SEALS.
The top-level $2,600 package makes the person a sponsor and includes two tickets, a private lunch, question and answer period, picture and advice from and shooting with the former soldier. A mid-level ticket costs $1,000 and gets you much of the same activities, minus the sponsor and private lunch.
Two hundred-fifty dollars gets you in the door and the chance to shoot with a SEAL.
Democrat Congressman Tim Ryan did as he promised two weeks ago and introduced on Thursday a bill with Congresswoman Kay Granger, a Republican from the Fort Worth area of Texas, that would help combat sexual assault in the military.
The Combating Military Sexual Assault Act of 2013 would create a new class of attorney in the military, the special victims counsel for victims of sexual assault and would put into place other reforms to prevent sexual assault and help victims.
The bill would give the special victims counsel the authority to act as the victim's attorney through the process to represent the person in military justice hearings, according to news release.
Another component of the measure would requiring all rape and sexual assault offenses to go to a commander who has the authority to convene a court martial for initial disposition, which overrides law now that lets lower level commanders dispose of a sexual assault offense.
Ryan in the news release said he brought the bill to ''require immediate and bold reforms'' in all branches of the U.S. military.
''Recent events make it absolutely clear that the time for action to address the military sexual assault crisis is now,'' said Ryan, who represents portions of Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
He's referring to a recent Department of Defense report that estimates that 26,000 sexual assaults took place in 2012, but only 3,374 were reported, and President Barack Obama's calling for swift action to address the issue after the release of the report.
Republican lawmaker Dave Joyce, whose district includes the northern part of Trumbull County, also introduced a bill Thursday, one he says would cut $200 billion in spending by the government over the next decade ''by eliminating waste and duplication.''
Some of what the bill calls for is the consolidation of data centers across federal agencies, making the U.S. Department of Agriculture align its fee structure with inspection costs to do away with overruns and requiring the White House to ''identify and eliminate'' duplicate programs in the Energy and Transportation departments and the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from older vehicles.
The bill is called the Savings, Accountability, Value and Efficiency Act (SAVE).