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  • February 23, 2010

    — by Kirk Dougal
    With the end of the month quickly approaching, suddenly a large number of Ohioans may be watching C-Span. According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, about 432,000 Ohioans are unemployed and approximately 200,000 of those will lose their benefits if they are not extended by February 28. On Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)... Read More
  • February 23, 2010

    — by Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    Will Sen. Brown please stand up? With all the fuss about the truck-driving, Cosmo-posing Republican senator from Massachusetts, there's been some confusion surrounding the fact that there are now two Sen. Browns on Capitol Hill. The other Brown is, of course, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. And since Scott Brown came to Capitol Hill, Sherrod Brown's already... Read More
  • February 22, 2010

    As Democrats try to figure out whether health care reform still has a chance and Republicans and President Barack Obama prepare for an expected White House health care "summit," Sen. Sherrod Brown is still pushing for a public option. The Ohio Democrat was one of four senators to spearhead a letter recently to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid... Read More
  • February 12, 2010

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON -- In another sign of the anti-Wall Street mood gripping Capitol Hill, Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to impose a 50 percent tax on bonuses paid to executives who work at banks and companies that accepted taxpayer money in the 2008 financial bailout. Although Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner declined to endorse the idea in a meeting... Read More
  • February 12, 2010

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Berea Children's Home got a $4.93 million U.S. Labor Department job training grant on Friday that it will use to train more than 1,000 new nursing assistants for jobs in area hospitals, nursing homes and homes. Cuyahoga and Lakeland Community Colleges will share in a separate $5 million federal grant to train students for... Read More
  • February 08, 2010

    — by Steve Bennish
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and executives from seven Ohio companies Monday, Feb. 8, announced they are pursuing a new initiative to use tax credits to help firms that add jobs in the renewable energy industry. To date, Ohio companies have received $125 million in federal tax credits through the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits, including... Read More
  • February 05, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Sherrod Brown was one of a handful of senators picked to question President Barack Obama in a session the president held last week with Democratic senators. The Ohioan zeroed in on Obama regarding how to aid Ohio manufacturers in the face of increasing competition from China and other countries on alternative-energy technology. Brown has... Read More
  • January 27, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
    Whose side are you on? That's the question middle-class households are asking. And that's what President Obama needs to answer during his State of the Union address. In Ohio and across the nation, people are anxious. They have a right to be. The previous administration's eight years of economic policies turned a solid budget surplus into a record... Read More
  • January 27, 2010

    — by Naftali Bendavid
    Democrats, especially liberals, signaled concerns Tuesday with Barack Obama's proposed freeze on domestic spending. Republicans, on the other hand, were at least tepidly supportive. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, while careful to say he needed to know more about the Obama proposal, blasted the idea of cutting back on domestic spending. To... Read More
  • January 26, 2010

    CINCINNATI -- Sen. Sherrod Brown's advice to small businesses: Export, export, export. Brown, Rep. Steve Driehaus and U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg met for a seminar Monday to discuss job creation among Ohio's smaller businesses. Brown told about 100 business leaders that only 1 percent of small businesses currently export... Read More
  • January 26, 2010

    — by James Pilcher
    Every $1 billion in exports creates an additional 15,000 jobs, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. That's why the Ohio Democrat was in Cincinnati Monday along with U.S. Rep Steve Driehaus, D-West Price Hill, pushing the efforts of the Washington-based Export-Import Bank, a self-sustaining federal agency that helps guarantee loans for U.S.... Read More
  • January 25, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    The FAA told owner Scott Farrar late last year that a new policy needed to be written -- and that meant nearly a year into dealing with the FAA, Farrar was faced with beginning a new approval process that could take between 18 months and three years. Frustrated and forced to cut back his work force from 19 employees to seven, Farrar sought help... Read More
  • January 25, 2010

    — by Brad Dicken
    Presidents don't come for a visit very often, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday during a telephone conference call with reporters on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Lorain County. The visit - which includes a town hall meeting at Lorain County Community College - will allow the president to see the impact of the recession on the... Read More
  • January 22, 2010

    — by Brad Dicken
    Presidents don’t come for a visit very often, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday during a telephone conference call with reporters on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Lorain County. The visit — which includes a town hall meeting at Lorain County Community College — will allow the president to see the impact of... Read More
  • January 21, 2010

    — by John Mangels
    NASA Employees at Cleveland's NASA Glenn Research Center are awaiting President Barack Obama's decision about the direction of the nation's space exploration program.As President Barack Obama weighs major changes to the nation's space exploration plans, Ohio lawmakers pushing to preserve jobs and programs at Cleveland's NASA Glenn Research Center... Read More
  • January 21, 2010

    — by Kathleen Wells, J.D.
    As chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), has been a strong and consistent advocate for the middle class and working families. Often described as "Congress's leading proponent of American manufacturing," he has been steadfastly working with the Obama administration on the creation of a national... Read More
  • January 20, 2010

    — by Gary Huffenberger
    New, quality jobs are the hoped-for end result now that the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) has the assurance it will be the landlord of the Wilmington Air Park. The CCPA, in the presence of Gov. Ted Strickland, U.S. and state lawmakers and local elected officials, voted Tuesday to accept a preliminary donation agreement relating to DHL's... Read More
  • January 15, 2010

    — by Darrel Rowland
    Republicans oppose the health-care overhaul not because it would harm the country but because its passage would hurt them politically, says Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.Persistent lies by the GOP about the proposal being finalized by the Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders are why Americans oppose the measure in opinion polls,... Read More
  • January 13, 2010

    — by Ginger Christ
    More than 200 Ohioans on Tuesday participated in a tele-town hall with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Lorain, to discuss pending health care reform.The Mansfield native answered 19 questions directly from callers and also questions submitted online via Twitter and the Web site of ProgressOhio -- the host of the event. While no Ashland County residents... Read More
  • January 11, 2010

    — by Jay Miller
    Gov. Ted Strickland and Sen. Sherrod Brown were in Cleveland Monday morning to show off a stimulus package program they say is retraining Ohio workers for new careers. Four companies using the program, and hiring workers, were at the media event to explain how they are using the program, which is administered by the Employment Connection, the joint... Read More