Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Rob Portman Rob Portman stated on December 8, 2013 in an interview on ABC’s "This Week": "About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage." Rob Portman stated on July 11, 2013 in a news conference call: "I was filibustered." Rob Portman stated on March 21, 2013 in a speech on the Senate floor: "Our debt now is about $140,000 per household." Rob Portman stated on September 6, 2012 in a news release: The national debt of $16 trillion, is "enough to buy both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds 1,918 times." Rob Portman stated on March 26, 2012 in a radio interview: "Last year, we produced 14 percent less oil on public lands than we did the year before." Rob Portman stated on December 17, 2011 in a news release: Says federal spending has increased 21 percent over the past three years. Rob Portman stated on November 11, 2011 in a Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction hearing: "We have the second highest corporate tax rate among our trading partners." Rob Portman stated on August 10, 2011 in a news release: U.S. debt is "now equal to 100 percent of the GDP." Rob Portman stated on October 8, 2010 in a debate: Says he's so bipartisan that "12 of my bills were signed into law by Democratic President Bill Clinton." Rob Portman stated on September 14, 2010 in an appearance at The Plain Dealer: On Lee Fisher’s watch, "almost nine out of 10" jobs that Ohio lost were lost to other states, "not to other countries." Rob Portman stated on August 18, 2010 in a radio interview: "More than half of our unemployed Ohioans have been out of work for six months or more."