Senator Sherrod Brown joined Hancock County community leaders for a roundtable discussion on the economy, infrastructure and jobs.
Senator Sherrod Brown joined Wyandot County community leaders for a roundtable discussion on the economy, infrastructure and jobs.
Senator Brown testified at an oversight hearing on bus safety held by the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security.
Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) today held a news conference to highlight the need for major safety upgrades on buses and motorcoaches.
Senator Brown joined ASTAR pilots and other members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation to discuss the effects of the DHL-UPS proposal on area jobs. After the news conference with the ASTAR pilots, Senator Brown testified on the effects of the DHL-UPS proposal at a committee hearing titled “Effects of Proposed Arrangement between DHL and UPS on Competition, Customer Service, and Employment.”
On September 16th, Senator Brown testified on the effects of the DHL-UPS proposal at a committee hearing titled “Effects of Proposed Arrangement between DHL and UPS on Competition, Customer Service, and Employment.” His testimony focused on DHL’s refusal to submit itself to a voluntary antitrust investigation and its resistance to considering alternative proposals that would keep jobs in Ohio.
Air Force Representatives from around Ohio were in attendance including leaders from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
Senator Brown testified before the House Judiciary Committee September 9th on the DHL situation in Wilmington, Ohio. At a hearing entitled “Competition in the Package Delivery Industry,” Brown outlined the antitrust implications of Deutsche Post World Net’s proposed consolidation of operations with competitor UPS. Brown also discussed the effects of the proposal on jobs and the regional economy and outlined complications of foreign ownership.
Senator Brown received the Golden Triangle Award from Ohio members of the National Farmers Union on September 9th. The award is given to the farm organizations’ highest legislative honor and is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership on issues important to America’s family farmers.
Senator Brown joined Darke County community leaders for a roundtable discussion on education, housing, and agriculture. “The needs of Ohio middle class families must be heard in Washington,” said Brown. “This roundtable discussion is a way that we can work together to set new policies in Washington that reflect the values of families in Darke County.”
Senator Brown met with Preble 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, education, and local economic development projects.
Senator Brown joined General Motors (GM) leadership to announce a multi-million dollar investment in its Lordstown facility with the launch of the “Chevy Cruze.” This fuel-efficient vehicle will be manufactured in GM’s facility in Warren, Ohio, which recently added a third shift to produce GM’s popular line of Cobalt vehicles.
Senator Brown joined Tuscarawas County community leaders for a roundtable discussion. “The needs of Ohio middle class families must be heard in Washington,” said Brown. “This roundtable discussion is a way that we can work together to set new policies in Washington that reflect the values of families in Tuscarawas County.” Housing, health care, and public infrastructure were among the topics discussed at the roundtable.
Senator Brown toured the Ohio State Fair in Columbus on August 8th. Sherrod met with Ohio agricultural leaders at the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame breakfast held at the Rhodes Youth Center. Following the Hall of Fame breakfast, he toured the state fair livestock barns with 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) students. The Senator concluded his tour of the fair with a visit to agricultural exhibits at the Nationwide Agriculture and Horticulture Building.
On Wednesday, July 16, 2008, Senator Brown met with 69 WWII Veterans from Northeast Ohio at the WWII Memorial. Founded in Ohio, Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that covers the expense for WWII Veterans to travel to Washington, DC and visit the memorial dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifice. World War II covered more land and took more lives through combat than any war before or since, and Senator Brown feels that it was an honor to have the opportunity to thank these veterans personally for their service to our country.