U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke before a health reform rally today that welcomed Melanie’s Marchers to the U.S. Capitol. The participants in this walk traveled 135 miles to Washington, DC to highlight the urgent need for comprehensive health care reform. The march is named for Melanie Shouse, who passed away January 30th after a long battle with breast cancer.
Sen. Brown met with workers and union leaders at the Hugo Boss plant in Brooklyn. The site is home to the only U.S. manufacturing facility of the German company, which announced it would shutter operations at the Brooklyn facility in April 2010. Brown discussed the future of the plant and outlined ways to support the Northeast Ohio economy during this time.
Sen. Brown convened nearly 100 Ohio businesses leaders to discuss how an aggressive export strategy can grow new jobs and economic development. At the year’s first international trade seminar hosted by Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg, Brown outlined how expanding export markets could be a key way to create jobs and revitalize Ohio manufacturing.
A continuation of the photos from Sen. Browns visit to the Mound Advanced Technology Center in Miamisburg.
Sen. Brown today visited the Miamisburg Mound Site to discuss efforts to bring new clean energy jobs to the Miami Valley. Brown fought for the Recovery Act to include critical funds that will complete the clean-up process at Mound and help bring new business tenants to the site.
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and U.S. Sen. Brown visited Columbus to announce new Recovery Act funds to help rebuild communities devastated by the housing and economic crisis.
Sen. Brown hosted a “Future of Toledo” roundtable discussion with community leaders at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Prior to the roundtable, Sen. Brown outlined his efforts to bring new clean energy jobs to Northwest Ohio and help small businesses expand operations and hire new workers.
Senator Sherrod Brown and Assistant Secretary Dr. Inés Triay in Portsmouth to observe progress on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded project.
Sen. Brown met with the Ohio State University student competitors at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon, a challenge to design, build, and operate the most hospitable, energy-efficient solar-powered house. Brown toured The OSU house on the National Mall, which is currently displayed alongside 19 other structures engineered by competing teams from around the world.