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  • June 26, 2017

    — by Michelle Nicks
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is standing his ground and voicing strong opposition to the Senate's Health care bill that is proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. If that happens it would then eliminate Medicaid expansion. Senator Brown speaking at the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery... Read More
  • June 26, 2017

    — by Christine Holmes
    Those in the Valley opposing the American Healthcare Act of 2017 will voice their opinions in Youngstown and Warren Monday. Senator Sherrod Brown will kick things off at 10:30 a.m. when he delivers his message opposing Senate's draft bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. Senator... Read More
  • June 25, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reiterated his concerns for the Great Lakes after a silver carp was found above the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Electric Fish Dispersal Barrier – which is the last barrier before Lake Michigan – for the first time since 2010. The news comes just days after the State of the... Read More
  • June 24, 2017

    — by Josh Ewers
    Perhaps no invasive species is more prominently on Ohio’s radar than the notorious Asian carp, leading Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to recently introduce legislation that he hopes will prod the president into action. Brown, among a group of bipartisan members of Congress from Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, recently introduced... Read More
  • June 21, 2017

    — by Tom Henry
    Four actions pertaining to the Great Lakes — each which emphasize connections between the region’s $7 billion fishery and Ohio’s potential to create more tourism-related jobs — have arisen on the federal level over the past 24 hours. Silver carp, also known as Asian Carp, jump out of the water near the retention area... Read More
  • June 19, 2017

    — by Tom Henry
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said this morning he believes President Trump has betrayed the Great Lakes region by trying to eliminate funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other environmental programs, from climate change research to Ohio Sea Grant funding. “It makes no... Read More
  • June 17, 2017

    — by Heath Harrison
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced on Wednesday legislation he will introduce with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, to penalize pharmaceutical companies that he says engage in price gouging without cause. Brown said the price gouging leads to price spikes for patients who rely on medication to treat diseases, ranging from cancer to... Read More
  • June 16, 2017

    Today’s Ohio factories aren’t rusty dinosaurs; they’re gleaming, high-tech engineering and manufacturing facilities that offer high-skilled, well-paying jobs to young people — if employers can find them to hire. A pervasive skills gap frustrates state efforts to attract employers, grow the tax base and improve the quality of... Read More
  • June 16, 2017

    Today’s Ohio factories aren’t rusty dinosaurs; they’re gleaming, high-tech engineering and manufacturing facilities that offer high-skilled, well-paying jobs to young people — if employers can find them to hire. A pervasive skills gap frustrates state efforts to attract employers, grow the tax base and improve the quality of... Read More
  • June 15, 2017

    — by Chuck Martin
    Mount Vernon - U.S. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is introducing a bill to penalize drug companies for engaging in price gouging, but he admits it isn't likely to go far unless more bipartisan support develops on the issue.  In his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Brown said just getting the issue out and talking about it will help bcause the drug... Read More
  • June 15, 2017

    — by Heath Harrison
    WASHINGTON -- The office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is touting his effort in brokering a deal between Democrats and Republicans to strengthen sanctions against Russia. The measure, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, came after a deal was reached late Monday night on the issue. Brown, the ranking Democrat of the Senate Banking, Housing,... Read More
  • June 14, 2017

    — by Tom Jackson
    SANDUSKY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday that he's introducing a bill to protect Americans from big spikes in prescription drug prices. Brown told reporters in a telephone conference call that his "Stop Price Gouging Act," co-authored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would (1) required drug companies to report... Read More
  • June 14, 2017

    — by Lynn Hulsey
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will introduce a bill that will penalize pharmaceutical companies for “price gouging” for prescription drugs, he announced during a Wednesday telephone news conference. Brown pointed to large price increases in the EpiPen for allergic reactions and insulin for diabetes as examples of what he said are companies... Read More
  • June 14, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    With Sen. Sherrod Brown playing a key role, the Senate overwhelmingly approved an amendment Wednesday aimed at imposing sanctions on Russian individuals and sectors of their economy believed to have interfered with last year’s presidential election. By a vote of 97-2, the Senate attached the amendment to a bill that imposes new sanctions on... Read More
  • June 14, 2017

    — by Tim Rudell
    Ohio’s Sherrod Brown and fellow Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are introducing a bill in the U.S. Senate aimed at blunting sharp rises in drug prices. Senator Brown says keeping the costs of all medications affordable is the goal, but especially for common and widely needed drugs like insulin.  The bills calls for pharmaceutical... Read More
  • June 12, 2017

    — by WKBN Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation he says is designed to support survivors of human trafficking. The legislation includes a provision based on a bill Brown introduced earlier this year which would create a human trafficking coordinator in each of the country’s federal judicial districts... Read More
  • June 12, 2017

    — by Andrew Cass
    There’s a conversation that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown had with a White House staffer several years ago that sticks out in his mind. That staffer said to Brown, D-Ohio, “You know, everyone in America wants there to be more manufacturing, but nobody wants their kid to do it.” The statement plus observations Brown made throughout Ohio... Read More
  • June 11, 2017

    — by Tom Troy
    The office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) announced Friday he has introduced legislation to support survivors of human trafficking and help law enforcement officials fight the crime. Among other things, the “Abolish Human Trafficking Act” would create a coordinator in each federal judicial district to coordinate and prosecute... Read More
  • June 07, 2017

    — by Tim Rudell
    Hundreds of kids 9-to-13 will be going to work in area factories, mills and machine shops in coming weeks. The sixth year of Summer Manufacturing Camps in Ohio has begun. The day-camps are collaborations of schools, community groups and businesses. They take students to manufacturing operations to see if manufacturing careers could be for... Read More
  • June 06, 2017

    — by Chad Felton
    Summer camp season is officially underway in Concord Township, and for the 17 Lake and Geauga County participants, traditional recreational activities like archery, kayaking, zip lining and hiking has absolutely nothing to do with it. No, this camp had the fifth- and sixth-graders occupied using multiple tools in building “boom box”... Read More