Sen. Brown visited the SSOE Group in Toledo to present the company with an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce and to discuss efforts to increase Ohio exports. Brown, one of three Democratic Senators appointed to serve on the President’s Export Council, discussed his role on the Council and detailed the National Export Initiative, a five-year plan designed to double American exports.
Sen. Brown visited the largest yogurt production facility in the U.S. in Minster. Brown toured the Dannon facility and met with its workers. Dannon has operated its plant in Minster for more than 40 years and its workers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 19.
Sen. Brown visited the Miamisburg Mound Site to mark the completion of the clean-up process at Mound. Brown has been a strong advocate for cleanup funds at the 305-acre site and led the fight to secure Recovery Act funds to enable the full completion of the site. Brown was joined by business and community leaders to discuss proposals to bring new business tenants to the site.
Sen. Brown visited the GE Lamp plant in Bucyrus on to celebrate a new $60 million investment that will create up to 130 new jobs for Ohioans.
Sen. Brown attended a forum with African American Ministers at the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland. Brown was joined by Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Bishop J. Delano Ellis and Pastor Sabrina Ellis hosted the forum, which focused on education, healthcare, housing, the economy, and other issues important to Northeast Ohio.
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Sen. Brown met with U.S. Secretary Eric Shinseki to urge him to place the Veterans Affairs Health Administration (VHA) Archives at the VA Medical Center campus in Dayton.
Sen. Brown traveled to a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Energy by driving a new, battery-powered vehicle electrified through technology made in the Cincinnati area.
Sen. Brown attended the unveiling of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Plaza and statue on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Brown served alongside Tubbs Jones in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2006.
Sen. Brown joined Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland to commemorate the one millionth customer served through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC) and to outline ongoing efforts to address the housing crisis. As of mid-August, one million American homeowners have received housing counseling aimed at keeping them in their homes through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC), which began in early 2008.
Sen. Brown celebrated the first Chevrolet Cruze "off the line" at General Motors' Lordstown complex. In February, GM announced that it would add a third shift of workers to build the Cruze, adding 1,200 new jobs as a result.