If you are an Ohio Constituent visiting Washington, DC you are invited to Sen. Brown's weekly constituent coffee. He hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with Ohioans and get feedback on how we are doing. Feel free to stop by. Coffees are generally held on Thursdays when the Senate is in session in room SVC 201 of the Capitol Visitors Center from 8:30 to 9:15 AM. For more information, see the coffee section on my homepage.
Sen. Brown announced at a senior health center that Ohio seniors receiving Medicare can now receive free preventive health screenings with no co-payments or deductibles. As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – the new health reform law –Medicare beneficiaries will also receive free annual wellness check-ups and 50 percent discounts on brand-name drugs and biologics in the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap, also known as the “donut hole.”
Sen. Brown toured the JELD-WEN, Inc. window factory and met with workers. The Mount Vernon Company benefitted from provisions in the Recovery Act that encouraged the purchase of energy-efficient windows and doors like those made at the factory.
Sen. Brown presented the Purple Heart to Ohio WWII Veteran Michael Demich of Lorain. The U.S. Army Veteran received the Purple Heart and additional service medals to replace the medals stolen during a home invasion. Sen. Brown’s office offered to assist Mr. Demich following the theft. Brown was joined by Susan Fuehrer, Director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, for the presentation.
Sen. Brown and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman thanked volunteers and helped distribute food at the Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program Food Pantry (NNEMAP) in Columbus. Sen. Brown also released a report showing the increased demand for services provided by food pantries and banks in the central Ohio area.
In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday and in the wake of new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data showing nearly one in seven Ohio families to be “food insecure,” Sen. Brown served meals and thanked volunteers at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry in Akron. Sen. Brown also released a report showing the increased demand for services provided by food pantries and food banks in the Akron area.
During a visit to Akron General Medical Center, Sen. Brown met with President and CEO Vince McCorkle and received a hands-on demonstration of our robotic surgical system and its capabilities from Eric Jenison, MD, Ross Marchetta, MD, and Karen Gil, PhD. Keith Herron and Pat Stedman arranged for the Senator to see the MIMIC Virtual Robotic Training Program for surgeons and residents. Sen. Brown has been involved in getting appropriated funding for the Akron General robotics program.
Sen. Brown spoke to over 100 students in the American Congress and American Presidency classes.
If you are an Ohio Constituent visiting Washington, DC you are invited to my weekly constituent coffee. My staff and I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with Ohioans and get feedback on how we are doing. Feel free to stop by. Coffees are generally held on Thursdays when the Senate is in session in room SVC 201 of the Capitol Visitors Center from 8:30 to 9:15 AM. For more information, see the coffee section on my homepage.
Sen. Brown and Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor addressed more than 250 Ohio aerospace companies at the Airbus Procurement Summit held at the Ohio State University. Ohio companies met with leaders from Airbus Americas and its key direct suppliers at the third Ohio procurement summit aimed at strengthening the state’s aerospace industry and fostering growth in Ohio’s partnership with Airbus.
Sen. Brown's office worked together with a group of young professional organizations in Cleveland to plan “Spotlight Cleveland,” an event that provided opportunities for soon-to-be-graduates, recent graduates, graduate students, young professionals, and up-and-coming skilled workers to become more engaged in the Cleveland community. Attendees had the opportunity to get involved in several ways, with the common mission of making Cleveland a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
Sen. Brown Joins Displaced Autoworkers at Sinclair Community College to Outline Job Retraining Agenda »
Sen. Brown visited displaced auto workers participating in an advanced manufacturing class at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Brown also sat-in on a class and spoke with students.
Sen. Brown, Rep. Sutton Join Veterans to Celebrate Deal to Save Lorain's St. Joseph Community Center »
Sen. Brown and U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (OH-13) joined veterans in Lorain to celebrate a deal that will save the St. Joseph Community Center. St. Joseph Community Center houses a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic, classes for Lorain County Community College, and local constituent offices for Brown and Sutton, among other facilities.