WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement after visiting this week with members of the Ohio National Guard who have deployed to Washington, D.C. to assist with security for President Biden’s inauguration.

“I was honored to have a chance to thank a number of the Ohio National Guardsmen and women who have deployed to Washington, D.C. to help protect the U.S. Capitol and assist with security for the presidential inauguration," Portman said.

"Time after time, our Guardsmen answer the call to serve and they have carried out their mission here with dignity and the utmost professionalism. These men and women represent the very best our state and nation have to offer and I thank them for their service.”