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  • May 16, 2010

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week backed a proposal in the Senate to add a credit-card-interest provision to the financial-regulation bill. Brown, along with Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., wants to eliminate a loophole that he says lets big national credit-card lenders avoid state-imposed interest-rate caps. That... Read More
  • May 15, 2010

    — by David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN- President Barack Obama will get a firsthand look at a company that decided to build a $650 million expansion in the Mahoning Valley, in part, because of money from the federal stimulus package. Obama is expected to speak about jobs and the economy at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at V&M Star on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Youngstown. He... Read More
  • May 12, 2010

    — by Dan Shingler
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the federal government to shell out more money for the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit, also known as the 48C program. The Democratic senator from Avon today introduced legislation that would expand financing for the program with an additional $5 billion in tax credits and possibly grants for companies... Read More
  • May 12, 2010

    — by Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) a leading manufacturing advocate, said Wednesday that the climate bill needs improvements to bolster industrial and consumer interests. "We must do more to ensure that it promotes the competitiveness of American manufacturers, and provides more assistance to the consumers, industries, and states that would be most... Read More
  • May 12, 2010

    — by IW Staff
    Great Lakes WIND Network (GLWN) is endorsing the "Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act of 2010" which was introduced last week by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and cosponsored by Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Robert P. Casey (D-PA) and Kay Hagan (D-NC). GLW is a supply chain advisory group and network of 1500... Read More
  • May 11, 2010

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is blocking consideration of President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as a tactic to secure government intervention in a dispute over Delphi retiree pensions that were jeopardized by last year's General Motors bankruptcy. Senators like Brown can... Read More
  • May 11, 2010

    — by Elaine Morris Roberts
    SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown made a stop in Springfield Monday, May 10, to congratulate the Springfield Air National Guard Base on its two new missions. "It's a good day for Springfield. It's a good day for our state," Brown said. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • May 11, 2010

    — by Elaine Morris Roberts
    SPRINGFIELD - For Clark County and Ohio to rebound from the recent economic downturn, there needs to be vibrant agriculture, vibrant manufacturing and a vibrant transportation system, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. "The most important thing we can do is rebuild the manufacturing base in the country. ... It includes rebuilding... Read More
  • May 10, 2010

    — by Kelli Wynn
    DAYTON - Children's Medical Center of Dayton will honor a local pediatrician and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Oh, for their efforts in trying to make sure that all children have quality healthcare, according to Jessica Saunders, the hospital's Community Relations manager. Both Brown and Dr. Gregory Eberhart will receive the hospital's A Child's... Read More
  • May 08, 2010

    — by The Gazette Staff
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and 6th District U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson hope a new bill to authorize a cooperative agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Appalachian Regional Commission will help boost services to veterans in Appalachian areas. "Veterans in Appalachia deserve the same level of services and benefits received by veterans... Read More
  • May 07, 2010

    — by Thomas Gnau
    An Ohio senator is among those introducing legislation expanding a manufacturing tax credit that has benefitted a Moraine firm. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office said Thursday, May 6, that Brown and other senators have introduced legislation that would expand the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit (48C) program. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • May 07, 2010

    — by Sentinel Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Charlie Wilson and Sen. Sherrod Brown have introduced legislation that would expand access to services and benefits for veterans living in Appalachia. Both legislative bills would authorize a cooperative agreement between the Secretary of the VA and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). To read the rest of this article,... Read More
  • May 05, 2010

    Area makers of steel tubes stand to benefit after federal regulators placed final duties of as much as 99 percent on Chinese steel tube imports, officials said Monday. ''Today's vote will ensure a fair playing field is vital to our nation's global competitiveness. This ruling will save and create jobs in Lorain, Youngstown, Warren and dozens of... Read More
  • May 03, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON - To the average school nurse, teacher or security officer, they might well pass as innocent packages of breath mints. That's a big reason "dissolvable tobacco" products such as Camel Orbs are so attractive to youths trying to pull a fast one on adults while still getting a significant hit of nicotine, says Kate King, a school nurse in... Read More
  • May 01, 2010

    — by Catherine Dodge and Peter Cook
    May 1 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Sherrod Brown said support is growing for his proposal to reduce the size of U.S. banks as part of broader legislation that would revamp rules governing Wall Street. The Ohio senator said his amendment, introduced April 29 with fellow Democratic Senator Ted Kaufman of Delaware, would probably force five banks to divest... Read More
  • April 29, 2010

    — by Alison Grant
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio political leaders plan to examine any merger of Continental Airlines and United Airlines to see if consolidating the carriers into the world's largest airline would lead to higher ticket prices and fewer flight choices. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Thursday he's retained a law firm with expertise in antitrust issues... Read More
  • April 29, 2010

    — by John Nolan
    The Department of Defense lacks a policy or specific processes for detecting and preventing counterfeit parts that are sold to the military, congressional investigators concluded in a study. That puts American military personnel at risk, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who with U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., requested the Government... Read More
  • April 28, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Federal legislation aiming to crack down on the bureaucratic-sounding problem of "worker misclassification" is a real-world, practical need that would benefit taxpayers, employees and honest businesses, say Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • April 27, 2010

    — by William Hershey
    COLUMBUS - It took six-and-a-half years, but Persian Gulf War veteran James Fackey of Butler County, with help from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, finally qualified for the benefits due him because of a combat-related lower back injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. "It's a comedy of errors that's not funny," Brown said Monday, April 26. To... Read More
  • April 27, 2010

    — by AP
    DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio's U.S. senators are urging NASA to send one of the space shuttles to the Air Force's museum after the fleet is retired later this year. A letter signed by Sens. Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich says the museum is in position to share an important chapter in space history. To read the full article, please click the source link... Read More