When the U.S. Senate returns to session Jan. 25, Sherrod Brown said he’ll work to extend two programs for the unemployed.
Speaking Friday at the Mahoning County One-Stop office in the Boardman Plaza, the senator said Congress must extend the Health Care Tax Credit and the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Both expire in mid-February.
Brown, a Democrat from Avon, said the programs are critical to thousands, including Delphi Corp. salaried retirees, whose pensions have been cut and health-care coverage eliminated.
The programs “are lifelines for tens of thousands of Americans who, through no fault of their own, lost their job or their pensions and health-care benefits,” Brown said. “We can’t pass trade agreements that undermine Ohio workers, and then turn our backs on those workers when they lose their jobs.”
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