Last summer, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton introduced legislation to overhaul the WARN Act, offering more notice and new protections for workers on the verge of losing their jobs.

Their legislation, dubbed the FOREWARN Act, is getting newfound attention as the race for the presidency turns to the nation's manufacturing and economic woes. Today, the proposal to reform the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as the WARN Act, will be on full display during a hearing on labor issues in the U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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