Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Rob Portman Rob Portman stated on October 20, 2016 in an Ohio Senate debate in Cleveland: "The director of the FBI said that we cannot figure out who (Syrian refugees) are, what their intentions are, because we have no information on them, because we don’t have any contact with the Syrian government or any people on the ground to be able to determine that." Rob Portman stated on October 17, 2016 in at a debate in Columbus, Ohio: Says Sen. Rob Portman says Ted Strickland earned $400,000 a year as a lobbyist after leaving Ohio for Washington. Rob Portman stated on May 17, 2016 in a radio interview: Ohio is "probably top five in the country, sadly, in terms of heroin overdoses. It’s now exceeded car accidents as the No. 1 cause of death in Ohio." Rob Portman stated on August 27, 2012 in a television interview: "We've got 7.2 percent unemployment (in Ohio), but when you include the folks who have stopped looking for work, it's actually over 10 percent." Rob Portman stated on April 28, 2012 in a conference call with reporters: Says the health care reform bill was paid for, in part, by taking money from students and the student loan system. Rob Portman stated on February 3, 2012 in a news release: Says unemployment would be at 10 percent if people who have quit looking for work were included in federal labor force calculations. Rob Portman stated on September 7, 2011 in a news conference: "In the month of July alone, EU exports to South Korea increased by over 36 percent. A lot of that is our market share. Those are our farmers and our service providers who are suffering." Rob Portman stated on July 19, 2011 in a television interview: "We rank below Ethiopia, I'm told, in terms of our exports per capita, well below any of the other developed countries we trade with, and well below China and (South) Korea." Rob Portman stated on May 19, 2011 in a news release: "The Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget for 750 days ... Senate Democrats have neglected one of their most basic responsibilities." Rob Portman stated on September 13, 2010 in a campaign video: "Under Lee Fisher Ohio has lost nearly 400,000 jobs." Rob Portman stated on June 30, 2010 in a news release: Since the Democrats’ stimulus went into effect last year, Ohio has lost about 150,000 Jobs.