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.
Senator Brown meet with Monroe County community leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts in the region and how the federal government can assist with local growth, including investment in alternative energy research and development, health care, and education.
Senator Brown met with Meigs County community leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts in the region and how the federal government can assist with local growth, including investment in alternative energy research and development, ability to access affordable health care, and job and workforce training.
Senator Brown met with Lawrence County community leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts in the region and how the federal government can assist with local growth, including investment in alternative energy research and development, ability to access affordable healthcare, and job and workforce training.
Senator Brown joined a group of fellow Senators on November 20th 2008 to discuss the details of a bipartisan agreement on a bill to support the auto industry.
As the nation’s auto industry posts record losses in third quarter filings and leaders of the Big Three auto makers appeal to Congress for support of the struggling auto industry, Senator Brown attended the Senate Banking Committee hearing entitled “Examining the State of the Domestic Automobile Industry" on November 18th, 2008.