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  • December 12, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced Tuesday that President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which includes several bipartisan amendments the Senators offered that will support jobs and the important research mission at Wright-Patterson... Read More
  • December 01, 2017

    — by Staff Report
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging Congress to immediately extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Known as Healthy Start in Ohio, the program is set to run out of funding by year’s end. The state is making contingency plans if Congress doesn’t act. There are 9,973 children in the Mahoning Valley covered under... Read More
  • November 28, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has sent a letter to the acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works raising alarm over the delay in finalizing the Brandon Road Study, a critical action plan for keeping Asian carp from reaching Lake Erie.  Brown on Monday joined the bipartisan letter with... Read More
  • November 27, 2017

    — by WTOL Staff
    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown visited the Glass City to explain his United States Foreign Investment Review Act at UAW Local 12. Brown, who is an advocate for labor unions and Jeep in Toledo, explained to union workers that his bill will create a review process of investments from outside businesses or countries.  The... Read More
  • November 27, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Ohio’s two senators are worried that the federal government is taking too long in finalizing a plan aimed at keeping Asian carp out Lake Erie. Sens. Rob Portman, R–Ohio and Sherrod Brown, D–Ohio, signed a letter to the acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Monday protesting delays in the... Read More
  • November 27, 2017

    — by Tom Henry
    Several members of Congress, including all four U.S. senators from Ohio and Michigan, are imploring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stay on schedule with the Brandon Road Lock & Dam Study it is required to develop as an enhanced strategy for keeping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes in the Chicago area.  In a letter to the... Read More
  • November 20, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown hailed President Donald Trump’s decision Monday to designate North Korea a state of sponsor of terrorism, a move they both advocated last month. In a statement after Trump’s announcement, Portman, R-Ohio, said “this designation will serve as an important tool to exert peaceful pressure on... Read More
  • November 10, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    Speaking by telephone Tuesday from Asia, President Donald Trump told Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and 11 other senators that he wants Congress to approve a bipartisan plan to overhaul the federal tax code and reduce tax rates. The call took place during a meeting with the senators and Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council,... Read More
  • November 10, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is one of three Senators that introduced a bipartisan bill Thursday that would impose new, harsher sanctions on North Korea. A Senate banking committee is expected to act on the "Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017" next week. The bill is named in honor of... Read More
  • November 07, 2017

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to introduce legislation shortly that he says will ensure retirees in Ohio can keep the pensions they’ve earned. Numerous Ohio pension plans, including the Central States Teamsters Pension Plan, the United Mine Workers Pension Plan, the Ironworkers Local 17 Pension Plan, the Ohio Southwest Carpenters Pension Plan... Read More
  • November 01, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Republican and Democratic lawmakers Wednesday in agreeing on a measure they say will tighten economic sanctions on North Korea and companies supporting the Pyongyang regime. The bill, which likely will win approval next week by the full Senate Banking Committee, is expected to intensify international... Read More
  • October 31, 2017

    — by Adrian Ma
    A tax law that lets seniors deduct more of their medical expenses expired earlier this year. Now both of Ohio's senators are trying to bring it back.  In show of bipartisanship, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman are backing a bill they're calling the "Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act." The bill, introduced earlier... Read More
  • October 25, 2017

    — by Mitch Felan
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is criticizing a Senate vote last night that will make it harder for consumers to sue financial companies. The rollback affects institutions like credit-card companies and banks, and lifts regulations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureauon “forced arbitration” clauses that are able to stop... Read More
  • October 20, 2017

    — by Justin Madden
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown made a stop in Cleveland Friday afternoon to encourage people to get rid of their unnecessary prescription pills in an effort to tackle Ohio's opioid epidemic.  Brown, who has advocated for additional funding for treatment and addiction prevention, said the pill buyback program is one of the safest... Read More
  • October 19, 2017

    — by Adrian Ma
    Senator Sherrod Brown is introducing legislation that would give the federal government the power to block foreign companies from buying up U.S. firms. The Foreign Investments Review Act, co-sponsored by Republican Chuck Grassley, would give the U.S. Department of Commerce authority to scrutinize the economic impact of foreign... Read More
  • October 18, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON – Ohio’s two U.S. senators said they are cautiously optimistic about Congress’ chances of passing comprehensive tax reform after a meeting at the White House on Wednesday. Republicans and Democrats from the Senate Finance Committee — including Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio — huddled with... Read More
  • October 17, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON – Both of Ohio’s senators will be at the White House tomorrow to talk tax reform. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown will be at the White House mid-day, part of a group of senators making the trip to talk about tax reform. Both are members of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax laws. Portman,... Read More
  • October 16, 2017

    — by WKBN Staff
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police departments across the Valley are working to get unused prescription medication off the streets. One way that they do that is through Prescription Take Back events at local police departments. Austintown has a box available year-round. Senator Sherrod Brown met with officers at the Austintown Police... Read More
  • October 13, 2017

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) sat down with Toledo-area farmers this week at the Oregon farm of Bill Myers. Northwest Ohio farmers will need to be a large part of the algae solution, and it was important for the senator to hear what they had to say. Farmers have been absorbing the brunt of the blame for the recurring algae blooms in the Maumee... Read More
  • October 10, 2017

    — by Jon Chavez
    CLYDE, Ohio — Twice unable to get satisfaction in its ongoing trade dispute with two South Korean washing machine manufacturers, Whirlpool Corp. is hoping the third try will stick. The appliance maker wants the federal government to levy heavy tariffs on all washers sold in the United States that are made by either Samsung Electronics Co. or... Read More