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  • September 15, 2017

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio's U.S. senators are asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to act quickly on a pending investigation of whether imported steel threatens U.S. national security. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman say that foreign steelmakers accelerated their flooding of U.S. markets while the investigation is pending to maximize exports... Read More
  • September 14, 2017

    — by Michael Dulman
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have yet to offer a specific plan to overhaul the income tax code, but Republicans and Democrats are already fighting over it. During a hearing Thursday of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Sherrod Brown charged that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky... Read More
  • September 13, 2017

    — by Dave Sess
    COLUMBUS (WKBN) – The Equifax data breach has put nearly half of the U.S. population’s personal information at risk. Now a local lawmaker says company executives need to be held responsible. The breach happened six weeks ago but Equifax didn’t announce it until last week. Read More
  • September 13, 2017

    — by Kim Allen
    WASHINGTON (WDTN) — The U.S. Senate passed legislation to support survivors of human trafficking. The legislation was introduced by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. It also helps local, state and national law enforcement in their fight against human trafficking. The House of Representatives must pass the bipartisan legislation in order for the bill... Read More
  • September 13, 2017

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON - The Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat plans to introduce legislation that would require Equifax to provide 10 years of free credit monitoring to the 143 million Americans whose financial data was compromised by security breaches at its company. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown told reporters that the single year of credit... Read More
  • September 11, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    One of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies will drop a provision from its terms of use contract that effectively keeps customers from suing it after an Ohio senator complained. Equifax, which reported last week it suffered a data breach that exposed 143 million Americans to identity theft, offered those affected free... Read More
  • September 07, 2017

    — by Renee Fox
    If a “mega corporation” doesn’t pay its full-time employees enough money to keep them off social welfare programs, the corporation ought to pay back the American taxpayers with higher taxes, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown, D-Ohio, proposed Wednesday the Corporate Freeloader Fee that would make that idea a... Read More
  • September 07, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown says he wants to work with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price to create a commission of experts to examine how to keep all Americans healthy. The Ohio Democrat and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R–Louisiana, sent a letter Thursday to Price urging him to create a commission on keeping people healthy, rather than simply... Read More
  • September 04, 2017

    Recently, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, convened a roundtable to get input from Ohio farmers as he helps write the 2018 Farm Bill. Brown was joined by farmers from agricultural organizations including the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Soybean Association, the Ohio Farm Bureau... Read More
  • September 02, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, delivering the weekly Democratic radio address, said “we need to change the way we think about the American economy,” saying everyday workers are “getting squeezed.” “Every last one of you is the backbone of the greatest economy in the world, yet you have less and less to show for it,” the... Read More
  • August 31, 2017

    BOARDMAN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown stopped by the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force to discuss legislation aimed at stopping fentanyl from getting into the countries. Just yesterday, the Ohio Department of Health released statistics stating that 4,050 people died of overdoses in the state last year. "All these numbers are just... Read More
  • August 31, 2017

    — by Stan Boney
    BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Thursday was Overdose Awareness Day — perfect timing given the overdose numbers released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health. That report says a record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses in 2016. Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown visited the Boardman offices of the Mahoning County Drug... Read More
  • August 30, 2017

    — by Chris Kick
    WOOSTER, Ohio — Farmers and commodity groups shared their concerns about the last farm bill and the upcoming 2018 farm bill, with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown during a roundtable discussion Aug. 28 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, heard from a group of dairy and livestock farmers, crop farmers... Read More
  • August 29, 2017

    — by Brett Murphy
    Costco, one of the world's largest retailers, has stopped doing business with a California trucking company accused of trapping drivers in debt and then using it to force them to work overtime. The action comes as brands across the U.S. face increased scrutiny for ignoring labor abuses in their supply lines, a widespread problem first revealed in a... Read More
  • August 29, 2017

    — by Bill Hormann
    TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - Ohio farmers are feeding off North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. The US Department of Agriculture says one-third of all corn and wheat and soybeans grown in Ohio is shipped to Mexico and Canada. Overall US exports are up 35% since NAFTA took effect January 1, 1994. Read More
  • August 29, 2017

    — by Jon Stinchcomb
    CLYDE - Next week, dozens of local Whirlpool employees will travel to Washington for a hearing with the International Trade Commission regarding practices of foreign-based manufacturers that they believe are skirting U.S. trade laws. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who will testify on Whirlpool’s behalf at the hearing, toured the appliance... Read More
  • August 28, 2017

    — by Heath Harrison
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump has not addressed the needs of working class voters who may have cast a vote for him.  Read More
  • August 28, 2017

    — by D.C. DeWitt
    Both Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Gov. John Kasich got some national press attention this week. Brown focused on his work fighting to help workers. Kasich focused on politics, claiming he somehow doesn’t know what Democrats stand for. Read More
  • August 28, 2017

    — by Andy Chow
    There is a fear nationwide that the same kind of hate march that happened in Charlottesville could happen again, even in Ohio. A variety of community groups gathered at the Columbus Urban League last week to talk about hate and how to respond in its wake. The groups represented everything from civil rights to several religions to public safety,... Read More
  • August 26, 2017

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, met with Cuyahoga County natives attending The Ohio State University students who are interning in Washington, D.C., as John Glenn Fellows through OSU’s Washington Academic Internship Program. Read More