Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Pres. Barack Obama as he visited the Lordstown General Motors Plant. Pres. Obama and Sen. Brown met with workers and the President made remarks about the economy.
Senator Brown was all over Ohio during the August 2009 home state work period.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited a Cleveland home on 8/14/09 to announce the launch of a new clean energy job training program. At a Cleveland home currently undergoing weatherization renovations that will improve its energy efficiency, Brown joined the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) and ExxonMobil to announce funds that will be awarded to the Ohio Green Workforce Training Partnership through an inaugural grant from the NCAF ExxonMobil Weatherization Training Partnership.
Sen. Brown spoke about restoring the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Erie, and how that would help the economy.
Sen. Brown took a tour of the W.O. Walker Center and helped register patients at the MedWorks event in Cleveland on July 25, 2009.
On July 17th, Sen. Brown held a hearing of the subcommittee on Economic Policy as part of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The hearing was entitled "The U.S. as Global Competitor: What are the Elements of a National Manufacturing Strategy?" The witnesses were: Mr. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Economy.com; Mr. Leo Hindery, Jr., Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners; and Mr. Scott Paul, Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing.
The week of July 6-15, Sen. Brown, as a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, worked to mark-up the proposed health care reform legislation.
Sen. Brown visited the Benjamin Rose Institute to honor the 20th anniversary of Dr. Sidney Katz, Distinguished Scholar for The Benjamin Rose Institute/Katz Policy Institute.