Senator Brown presented Major D. Brock Foster, USAF Retired, with the Distinguished Flying Cross forty years after he earned it for rescuing a downed pilot during an intense battle in Vietnam. Major Foster served in WWII, the Korean War and in the Vietnam War. The event was held at North Olmsted City Hall. People in attendance at the ceremony included Mayor Thomas O’Grady; Brigadier General Tim White, UASF Retired; Major Foster's wife Marjorie Foster and his daughter Dee Foster, who initiated the request with Senator Brown's office when she learned that her father hadn’t received the medal.
Senator Brown hosted a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on college access and affordability at The Ohio State University. The hearing, titled Fulfilling the Promise of an Affordable College Education addressed the effect the credit crunch and current market conditions are having on the availability of student loans, the continuing problem of rising tuition, and the fast growth of high cost private student loans.
Senator Brown met with a group of students from Kent State's Washington Program in National Issues and discuss issues and interests from the steps of the Capitol.
If you are an Ohio Constituent visiting Washington, DC you are invited to the Russell Building for the weekly constituent coffee with me, Senator Brown. My staff and I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with Ohioans and get feedback on how we are doing. Feel free to stop by.
Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke Testified Before Senate Banking Committee April 3rd, 2008
Senator Brown hosted an Ohio College Presidents' Conference on April 3rd, 2008 in Washington, DC
Senator Brown visited the Cleveland Public Theatre for a roundtable discussion during the March 2008 Senate Recess.
Senator Brown visited Akron during the March 2008 Senate recess and participated in a roundtable discussion with the Akron Urban League.
Senator Brown is traveling around Ohio this week and next while the Senate stands in recess. These pictures are from events in Dayton, Marysville and Columbus. Look for Senator Brown in a town near you!
Senator Brown met with over 40 fire fighters from around Ohio with the International Association of Fire Fighters as part of the Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference.
On Monday March 10th, Senator Brown attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of Norfolk Southern’s Rickenbacker Intermodal terminal. The event was also attended by Governor Ted Strickland, Congressman Dave Hobson, and a host of state and local elected officials. The public-private partnership between Norfolk Southern and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority is expected to make Ohio one of the prime logistics locations in the nation. This venture is expected to add 20,000 new jobs to region over the next 30 years.
United States Senator Sherrod Brown, and the Senate Agricultural Committee Chair, Tom Harkin, jointly hosted a farm summit at OSU’s 4-H Center. Ohio State University President Gordon Gee welcomed everyone, and the Dean of the Agriculture Department, Dr. Bobby Moser, was also a part of the event that included representatives from organizations such as the Ohio Soy Bean Council and the Ohio Corn Growers Association. While the main topic was the Farm Bill, many attendees had the opportunity to ask specific questions related to the agricultural industry.
Senator Brown speaks at the Welcome Home Warrior Citizen Award Ceremony
Senator Brown speaks on the Agenda for Shared Prosperity.
The press conference was held at the Engineer’s Club of Dayton, built in 1918 as a place where the engineers and other scientists of the Dayton area could meet and share ideas. Orville Wright gave a speech at the opening of the building. Senator Brown spoke about the need to create a “comprehensive energy policy to reduce dependence on foreign oil and expand alternative energy” while at the same time creating more jobs in Ohio.