Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan joined displaced auto workers and business leaders on Kent State University’s Trumbull Campus today to discuss new workforce development legislation that provides training for high-tech jobs in Northeast Ohio.
Sen. Brown, chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, invited economic experts to discuss how lessons derived from the New Deal era can be applied to today’s economy at his first economic subcommittee hearing, entitled: “Lessons from the New Deal.”
Sen. Brown hosted his second annual college and university presidents’ conference in Washington, D.C. with more than 45 presidents from colleges and universities across Ohio. Brown was joined by Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (H.E.L.P.) Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), a member of the H.E.L.P Committee, in delivering remarks to Ohio higher education presidents.
Senator Brown held a forum March 30th, 2009 on expanding access to cancer clinical trials. Sherrod heard firsthand testimony from cancer survivors, experts, businesses, and insurance companies. Clinical trials often include cutting-edge therapies that are not available through traditional methods. Witnesses at the forum discussed how cancer clinical trials advance research and offer new treatment options, while insurance companies and business leaders will discussed how routine health costs can be covered even if patients enroll in clinical trials.
This veterans roundtable was held at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Columbus on Monday March 9 . The roundtable, entitled "Are Veterans receiving the Health Care they Need? Why or Why not"? covered a wide range of issues, including the effects of exposure to Agent Orange, mental health services , disability claim processing, and hiring and promotion of veterans in VA facilities.
Sherrod spoke at the Columbus Rotary meeting March 9 at the Columbus Convention Center. Sherrod discussed the economic stimulus, his admiration for the work that Rotary has done on global health issues, efforts to make Ohio the silicon valley of alternative energy and fielded questions from the audience of about 300.
On March 2, 2009, Senator Brown got a tour of STERIS’ Hopkins Production Facility.
Senator Brown stopped by the GM plant in Parma, OH for a visit in late February, 2009.
Senator Brown joined Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati Job Corps Center Director Carl Hilliard, and recent Cincinnati Job Corps graduates to discuss the use of funds in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to aid in job growth in Southwest Ohio through investment in Job Corps. After hearing the success stories of Job Corps students DeAnthony Cummings, Tamecka St. Clair, and Todd Bumphis, Senator Brown administered the Oath of Office to the members of the recently elected Cincinnati Job Corps Student Government.
Senator Brown met with members of the Dayton Development Coalition’s Wright-Patt 2020 Committee to discuss the economic potential of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The roundtable participants shared their ideas on how to ensure the viability and growth of the base in Dayton as well as stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math within the community.
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sherrod Brown, both members of the Banking Committee, will join Mike Campbell, Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and CEO of Arch Chemical in Connecticut; and Vicki Cox-Golder, President-elect of the National Association of Realtors at a press conference to discuss an economic recovery plan that will create jobs, provide tax relief for the middle class and invest in our future.
Ten Ohio service members received tickets to the 56th Presidential Inauguration from Senator Brown. Sherrod was the only Member of Congress to provide military personnel stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with tickets to the swearing-in ceremony.
Senator Brown hosted a roundtable in Wilmington with Mayor David Raizk to discuss with area workers the effects of DHL closing and next steps for the community. Sherrod has been working closely with local and state leaders, and the White House, since DHL announced plans in May to shut down their Wilmington hub, costing the area more than 8,000 jobs.
Senator Brown joined Northeast Ohio college presidents and regional business leaders for a summit today at Case Western Reserve University on strategies to combat Ohio’s “brain drain.” Attendees discussed ways to train college students and workers for 21st century jobs and strategies to create and retain good-paying jobs in Ohio.
Senator Brown received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau. The award is given each year to members of Congress who have supported issues important to Ohio agriculture. Senator Brown is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 40 years.