Dayton-area middle class families shared their household costs with U.S. Senator Brown as he released a Middle Class Families Cost Index. “Middle class families are working harder, earning less, and paying more,” said Brown. “This combination is not sustainable. We need a new set of priorities in Washington that puts Dayton middle class families first.”
Senator Brown joined Pike County community leaders for a roundtable discussion on the economy, infrastructure, and clean-up efforts at The American Centrifuge Plant. “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 Pike County.”
Senator Brown met with Adams 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 held a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) at Sinclair Community College to examine current economic policies, jobs loss, and potential for job creation in Ohio. Brown, a member of the HELP Committee, chaired the hearing entitled “Midwest Jobs Picture: Strategies to Rebuild Communities.”
Cleveland-area middle class families today shared their household costs with Senator Brown as he released a Middle Class Families Cost Index.
Senator Sherrod Brown presented a Purple Heart award to Vance Noah, an Iraq war veteran from Parma. Noah served as a Sergeant in Iraq from August 2005 to November 2006 and sustained injuries in July 2006 when a suicide bomber detonated into his vehicle.
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.