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  • July 27, 2009

    — by Jim Ewinger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The national health-care crisis had hundreds of faces Saturday and one destination: a modest high-rise in University Circle where hundreds of medical and lay volunteers provided free care to nearly a thousand Ohioans who lacked health insurance. More on Obama's health campaign in Cleveland: Cleveland.com/open National and world... Read More
  • July 24, 2009

    Following is a text of President Obama's remarks on health care, delivered on Thursday in Shaker Heights, Ohio, as released by the White House. The president answered questions from the public immediately following his remarks. THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank, please, everybody have a seat. Thank you. Hello! (Applause.)... Read More
  • July 23, 2009

    — by Tiffany Y. Latta
    A day before President Obama holds a town hall meeting in Cleveland to push health care reform, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined with a grassroots group in support of the president’s agenda. Brown along with Organizing for America, a grassroots project of the Democratic National Committee, said in a conference call today, July 22,... Read More
  • July 22, 2009

    Representatives from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office will host an economic recovery workshop for small businesses in Youngstown from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Chestnut Room inYoungstown State University’s Kilcawley Center. To read the rest of this article, please see source link above. Read More
  • July 22, 2009

    — by David Skolnick
    In his decision to recommend U.S. Magistrate Benita Pearson as the federal court judge for Youngstown, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said her background and experience with the federal court stood out. Brown recommended Judge Pearson on Tuesday over two other finalists: Judge Gene Donofrio of the Youngstown-based Ohio 7th District Court of Appeals, and... Read More
  • July 21, 2009

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced new legislation that would prepare Ohioans for the jobs of the 21st century through investments in workforce development. Brown announced his introduction of The Building Student Success Act, aimed at improving retention at community colleges. On Tuesday, President Obama gave a major address on... Read More
  • July 20, 2009

    — by Staff Writer
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced new legislation that would prepare Ohioans for the jobs of the 21st century through investments in work-force development. Brown last week announced the introduction of The Building Student Success Act, aimed at improving student retention at community colleges. Tuesday, President Obama gave an address... Read More
  • July 20, 2009

    — by Kate Ackley
    A highly targeted lobbying and advertising campaign by the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries paid off this week when a Senate panel writing health care reform legislation swung their way on the issue of biologic drugs. The drugmakers' campaign focused on several key Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee... Read More
  • July 15, 2009

    — by Phil Keren
    Federal money could be coming to help fund a plan for a non-profit land conservation organization and Blossom Music Center owners to convey about 600 acres to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In July 2008, the Ohio state office of The Trust for Public Land announced it would acquire the land surrounding Blossom, which is owned by the... Read More
  • July 15, 2009

    — by John Arthur Hutchison
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and a top AARP official say that a shorter exclusivity period for brand-name biologic drugs would help promote innovation and allow for affordable, generic versions to be produced. Biologic drugs are produced from living organisms or its products and are generally used to prevent, diagnose or treat certain health conditions,... Read More
  • July 14, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Sherrod Brown has been chosen to lead the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms. The subcommittee has jurisdiction on legislation affecting domestic food assistance, sustainable agriculture and childhood nutrition programs. To read the rest of this article, please see source link... Read More
  • July 13, 2009

    — by William Laney
    A health care reform bill before Congress would make health care insurance available to all Americans and should improve health care by pitting public and private plans against each other, two national leaders say. For the past three weeks, members of a Senate committee have worked on improving a health care reform bill spearheaded by President... Read More
  • July 13, 2009

    — by Phil Keren
    Federal money could be coming to help fund a plan for a non-profit land conservation organization and Blossom Music Center owners to convey about 600 acres to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In July 2008, the Ohio state office of The Trust for Public Land announced it would acquire the land surrounding Blossom, which is owned by the... Read More
  • July 11, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — While Ohio wrangles with grim statistics — the 10.4 percent unemployment rate, the 89 cents left in the state’s rainy day fund — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, took a break a few weeks back to send out a press release touting a more positive number: Four. That’s where Ohio ranked among all other states... Read More
  • July 10, 2009

    — by Jacob Dirr
    Nine area government offices are receiving about $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy toward new energy initiatives. The municipalities now have until the end this month to claim their pots of money — funded by the Recovery Act, or stimulus dollars — although some have gotten a head start in hopes of receiving the funding... Read More
  • July 10, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is anticipating a health care reform package to go to a vote in the Senate soon and be sent to the president before year's end. In a Thursday conference call, Brown and President Obama's director of Health Reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle, spoke briefly about the status of health care reform and the impact of health care costs on... Read More
  • July 10, 2009

    — by Ryan Carter
    Nearly 30 percent of Fayette Countians had difficulties paying medical bills over the past year, according to an analysis introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Thursday. Although the percentage of Fayette Countians who had trouble paying their medical bills was less than all surrounding counties according to the Health Policy Institute of... Read More
  • July 10, 2009

    — by David Skolnick
    Though Democrats aren’t united on a health-care reform package, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said a vote on it could be on the Senate floor as early as the first week in August and no later than September. The Democratic-controlled House and Senate are working on separate health-care reform legislation, attempting to get a final plan to President... Read More
  • July 10, 2009

    — by Benita Heath
    Hospitals that are accountable is what Sen. Sherrod Brown predicts will come from the health care reform he and his colleagues in Congress are drafting, legislation he would like to see come for a floor vote by the first week in August. That’s was one of the comments Brown made in a conference call Thursday afternoon that The Tribune... Read More
  • July 10, 2009

    — by Scot Allyn
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Health care legislation that could extend insurance to all Americans this year will not succumb to the pitfalls that doomed universal care in the Clinton Administration, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. "It's different this time," said Brown, who spoke yesterday with Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House... Read More