House Holds Hearings on Householder Expulsion

The Ohio House this week kicked off hearings on two measures (House Resolutions 69 and 70) aimed at removing Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from the General Assembly. The former speaker, who faces federal corruption charges related to the House Bill 6 scandal, has been invited to provide “voluntary” testimony at the Tuesday, June 15 hearing on HR 69.

Householder, his political strategist Jeff Longstreth, and lobbyists Neil Clark, Matt Borges, and Juan Cespedes were indicted last summer — accused of accepting $61 million from FirstEnergy through the dark money non-profit Generation Now to help ensure enactment of HB 6, the law that authorized customer-funded subsidies for nuclear generation, OVEC coal plants, and more. 6/10/2021