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  • August 24, 2017

    — by Times-Journal Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reinforced his support for rural Ohio and hospitals in the region following a new report that found the Appalachian region faces unique health challenges and lack of access to care and doctors. Read More
  • August 23, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the fifth year in a row, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) teamed up with local manufacturers, plants, community partners and schools to host 18 Summer Manufacturing Camps where young Ohioans learned about Ohio’s manufacturing sector. Campers visited local manufacturers, toured plants, and worked with their peers on... Read More
  • August 22, 2017

    — by Lauren Lindstrom
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) is seeking information from federal law enforcement and justice officials about domestic terror and hate organizations in Ohio and how they are tracked, according to letters sent to the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday. The requests follow the Aug. 12 “Unite the... Read More
  • August 22, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    In the aftermath of an Ohio man being charged with killing a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month, Sen. Sherrod Brown asked the FBI on Tuesday to provide information the bureau has on “domestic terrorist organizations or hate groups” operating in Ohio. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Brown, D-Ohio, wrote that... Read More
  • August 22, 2017

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the deadly Charlottesville white supremacist protest, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the FBI to disclose any domestic terrorist or hate groups operating in Ohio. He also wants to know about any related investigations since January 2015. Brown, an Ohio Democrat, noted in his letter Tuesday to FBI Director... Read More
  • August 19, 2017

    — by Lynn Thompson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Republican President Donald Trump don’t agree very often. But when they do, wrongs get made right. Brown’s bipartisan Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 was named after the original designer of the GI Bill in 1944 but it aims to improve and extend benefits for post-9/11... Read More
  • August 15, 2017

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    The corporate lobbyists flew in from all over the country. An official at Washington National Airport said there were more corporate planes on the runway than he had ever seen. Merrill Lynch took out a full page ad in Roll Call. Major corporations sent giant gift baskets to congressional offices. What was the occasion? Tax reform? No... Read More
  • August 15, 2017

    — by Staff Report
    Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump asked his trade office on Monday to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. Trump, in the midst of a 17-day vacation, left his New Jersey golf club to return to the White House to sign an executive action on the... Read More
  • August 13, 2017

    — by Sam Shriver
    Helping Ohio schools and creating jobs is the goal of a bill introduced by democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. The School Building Improvement Act of 2017 would provide 100 billion dollars in direct grants and school construction bonds over ten years to update schools and create an estimated 1 point 9 million jobs nationally. Read More
  • August 08, 2017

    — by Jason Aubry
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is set for next week. For the past three months, Ohio native and trade representative under Ronald Regan, Robert Lighthizer, has been preparing to meet with officials from Mexico and Canada. In July, the Trump administration released a... Read More
  • August 07, 2017

    — by Jerry Kenney
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was in Springfield on Friday to kick-off a program designed to help boys and young men of color get ready for college and careers.  The Ohio program is affiliated with a national program called “My Brother’s Keeper.” It was started by the Obama administration as a way to address educational... Read More
  • August 07, 2017

    — by Lisa DeJong
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- One would think Bridget Sprosty, 12, of Brooklyn, was reliving the Cavaliers championship as she jumped up and down, red hair flying, while she rolled her dice in a game of "Come On Six!" during the first day of the Cuyahoga County Summer Manufacturing Camp at Max Hayes Vocational High School on Monday. With community partners... Read More
  • August 05, 2017

    — by Jan Larson McClaughlin
    Their assignment was serious: Design a glider that can carry a spectrometer over Lake Erie to identify algal blooms before they reach dangerous levels. Their supplies were not so serious: A shoe box, cardboard, duct tape, popsicle sticks, yarn, aluminum foil, Saran wrap and pennies. The young engineers were middle school students, mostly from... Read More
  • August 04, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    The U.S. Senate last week passed a bill that included provisions authored by Sen. Sherrod Brown aimed at expanding educational opportunities for those who served after 9/11. The bill, which also includes a Brown provision restoring G.I. benefits for veterans who attended ITT Tech and Corinthian College, both for-profit colleges which failed and... Read More
  • August 04, 2017

    — by Barrie Barber
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE - A decades-long Air Force Research Laboratory initiative to ensure the nation retains manufacturing critical to national security has been ordered to move from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to the Pentagon later this year, officials say. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has urged the highest-ranking Pentagon... Read More
  • August 01, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Sherrod Brown is furious that the White House has published emails containing personal information from people who wrote to express concern about the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The White House released 112 pages of comments on its website July 14 without redacting the information, which in... Read More
  • August 01, 2017

    — by Chelsea Simeon
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – Ohio’s senators are joining in the fight against online sex trafficking, but some internet-based companies worry that their proposed legislation to combat it is too broad. Tuesday, Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown introduced the bipartisan legislation — the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers... Read More
  • July 31, 2017

    — by Karysa Kent
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Local junior high students are spending the week touring and learning about manufacturing in the area. Zane State College held their annual Guernsey and Muskingum County Summer Manufacturing Camps these last two weeks to teach and show students what manufacturing plants have to offer. Senator Sherrod Brown’s... Read More
  • July 30, 2017

    — by Rachel Abbey McCafferty
    One constant in manufacturing in recent years has been the need to get the next generation interested in the industry. Summer camps are one way companies and organizations have been reaching out to these young adults, typically letting them get some hands-on experience in making things while also showing them what manufacturing is all about. In... Read More
  • July 28, 2017

    — by Andy Chow
    The highest ranking Democrat in Ohio is calling for a new approach in the conversation about the federal health care law. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants to start over with a different approach. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was one of the 51 “no” votes cast to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Brown says there's been too much... Read More