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  • November 16, 2009

    — by David M. Herszenhorn
    The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, met on Monday night with a group of liberal Senate Democrats who urged him not to back down from his decision to put a government-run insurance plan, or public option, in the major health care legislation that he is working to complete. Mr. Reid has said that he would include a public plan in the... Read More
  • November 15, 2009

    — by Editorial
    Ohioans put their money where their mouths are when it comes to honoring our veterans. We're not about giving lip service and sputtering platitudes about gratitude. When Ohioans talk about paying tribute, we mean it literally. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • November 10, 2009

    — by Tom Beyerlein
    Just in time for Veterans Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced legislation that would streamline the process for veterans with disabilities to receive Social Security Disabililty Insurance. At a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 10, Brown unveiled legislation that would require the Social Security Administration to accept for SSDI any vet... Read More
  • November 09, 2009

    — by Tom Jackson
    Sandusky Register - Front Ever since he won his first race for the U.S. House in 1992, Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, has refused to use the federal government's health insurance program. Instead, as a protest against the fact many American's don't have health insurance, he's obtained it elsewhere. To read the rest of this article, please click... Read More
  • November 08, 2009

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  • November 06, 2009

    — by Kim Wendel
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is alerting Ohioans to the fact that about 900 Northeast Ohioans out of the nearly 2,500 Ohio residents have unclaimed tax refunds owed to them by the Internal Revenue Service. Out-of-date addresses have caused these refunds to be returned by the U.S. Postal Service, and nearly 900 of these... Read More
  • November 03, 2009

    — by Margaret Kriz Hobson
    During the ongoing climate change discussions, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio., has emerged as the Senate's point man on the industrial Midwest. Brown, who is widely considered to be a liberal, is pushing Senate Democrats to require that importers pay a carbon dioxide fee for products made in countries that don't control their greenhouse gases. He also... Read More
  • November 02, 2009

    — by Carrie Budoff Brown and Patrick O'Connor
    After months of committee work, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California are driving the debate on health care reform, but they are each relying on a cast of supporting actors. If the Democratic leadership expects to pass the most far-reaching legislation in 40 years, it needs an assist from a bona fide... Read More
  • November 01, 2009

    — by Betty Lin-Fisher
    Last month, three big national banks announced changes to their overdraft protection policies, saying they would end fees on accounts that are short by $5 and $10 and put a cap on the number of overdraft charges. Overdraft protection policies are designed to help cover checks that would otherwise bounce. Bank officials say they offer the programs... Read More
  • October 29, 2009

    — by Amy Harder
    Without a border tariff against countries that don't cap their greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. climate change legislation can be only so successful, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said today. Speaking with NationalJournal.com after addressing a manufacturing conference hosted by the left-leaning Institute for America's Future and the Alliance for... Read More
  • October 27, 2009

    — by Tom Beres
    CLEVELAND -- Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown used Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as a backdrop to announce $16 million in stimulus funds to be funneled into improvements and modernization there. The economic recovery money is expected to create 200 jobs and support long-term economic growth by modernizing the... Read More
  • October 27, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    The more a congressional climate-change bill cracks down on greenhouse-gas emissions, the better the long-term prospects for Ohio's economy, according to a report yesterday by renewable-energy business advocates. Ohio would gain up to 61,000 jobs by 2020 and see its economy grow by $3.7 billion if a stringent climate-change bill becomes law, says... Read More
  • October 26, 2009

    It might be too late in the game and too expensive to add to the health-care legislation that Democrats hope to pass this year. But Sen. Sherrod Brown says it's time to make hearing aids a covered benefit under the Medicare health-care program for seniors. The Ohio Democrat introduced a bill last week seeking to add hearing aids to Medicare's basic... Read More
  • October 26, 2009

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Is it our imagination, or is Sherrod Brown introducing bills at a manic pace? His flury of introductions led us to several places (including Thomas.gov and OpenCongress.org) to run the numbers, and we can officially decree: Brown, an Ohio Democrat, is the most active freshman U.S. senator of 2009. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • October 21, 2009

    — by Peter Urban
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown unveiled legislation Tuesday that would extend occupational illness-related compensation and health benefits to hundreds of former employees at two Cold War-era nuclear facilities in Ohio. The Ohio Democrat's proposal would extend a special designation to the Feed Materials Production Center in Fernald and the... Read More
  • October 20, 2009

    — by Sandra Livingston
    Federal investigators will scrutinize the practice of lenders or mortgage companies walking away from homes they've foreclosed on. The U.S. Government Accountability Office plans to delve into these so-called bank walkaways -- something some consider an alarming trend in the foreclosure crisis. To read the rest of this article, please click the... Read More
  • October 20, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Sherrod Brown charges that Republican obstructionism is holding up Senate passage of a bill extending unemployment benefits for thousands of Ohioans. Sen. George V. Voinovich agrees the extension is needed, but says he and some other Republicans simply want to pay for the extension out of stimulus funding, not out of the general treasury which... Read More
  • October 16, 2009

    — by Jerome Ringo and Brent Short
    The potential for growth in Michigan's clean energy industry is enormous. Even during a severe recession, Adaptive Materials, an Ann Arbor-based advanced battery manufacturer is expanding its operations to create nearly 200 new jobs. Eaton Rapids' Dowding Industries, a machining company that once supplied parts for the auto industry, is building a... Read More
  • October 16, 2009

    — by Jim Dickrell
    Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced legislation that would extend mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) to dairy products. To date, dairy products have been exempt from the controversial legislation which has already sparked World Trade Organization challenges from Canada. To read the... Read More
  • October 15, 2009

    — by Alex Kaplun
    In the quest to secure 60 votes for cap-and-trade legislation, bill sponsors can point to almost any member of the Democratic Senate majority as a "must have" vote. But, at least in the early days of the debate over the Kerry-Boxer climate change package, perhaps no single Democrat has received as much attention as Ohio's Sherrod Brown, who has... Read More