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  • April 24, 2017

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Seventy years ago, United Mineworkers president John L. Lewis ­ a lifelong Republican who crossed party lines to work with President Roosevelt ­ sat down with the Secretary of Interior, Julius Krug. They struck a deal to end a national strike, and promised health and pension benefits for miners in exchange for a lifetime of hard work. This... Read More
  • April 18, 2017

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Area labor leaders told Sen. Sherrod Brown they support his effort to make Donald Trump honor campaign promises to renegotiate trade deals the president says have harmed American workers. The union officials, most representing manufacturing workers, made their comments during a roundtable that Brown, a Democrat, held... Read More
  • April 12, 2017

    — by Marcus Espinoza
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) made a stop in the Glass City on Wednesday. The senator said he made the trip to hear from Ohio workers about their thoughts and concerns regarding NAFTA. President Trump said repeatedly during his campaign that NAFTA was a "total disaster" and wants to renegotiate the deal. Sen. Brown agrees with Trump on premise he says,... Read More
  • April 06, 2017

    — by Dani Carlson
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - In an era of increasingly partisan politics, Ohio’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman, both agree that no political fight can overshadow the state's fight against opiate abuse. The senators spoke to Cleveland 19 together on Tuesday. “This issue of combating substance abuse... Read More
  • April 04, 2017

    — by Christina Schaefer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKEF/WRGT) - Today is Equal Pay Day and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is reintroducing legislature that would end pay discrimination based on gender. The Paycheck Fairness Act would close a loophole that allows women to be paid less than men, according to Brown's office. Brown says in Ohio, women earn 75 percent of what men earn.... Read More
  • April 04, 2017

    — by Dave Gossett
    STEUBENVILLE — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Monday he is increasingly hopeful a permanent health care plan for retired coal miners and their widows can be approved before the end of April. “I am more optimistic than I was before, but I can’t promise anything yet. Congress needs to do their job. Elected officials... Read More
  • April 03, 2017

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown held a local round table discussion Monday morning in Steubenville to help retired Ohio coal miners fight their possible loss of healthcare coverage. He, along with others, re-introduced the Miners Protection Act back in January to help address the pension shortfall and to make healthcare coverage permanent, but... Read More
  • April 03, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, Republican Sen. Rob Portman, and Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, are backing a bill to award former Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Larry Doby — and the first African-American to play in the American League — with the Congressional Gold Medal. Doby, who played centerfield for Cleveland pennant winners... Read More
  • March 31, 2017

    — by Ken Robinson and Judy Thompson
    Cleveland - Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman joined other state and local leaders at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Cleveland Friday, to demand that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative remain funded at the $300-million level. Representatives from the business, industry and recreation sectors, as well as environmental groups stressed that if the... Read More
  • March 28, 2017

    — by Andrew Cass
    Ohio has been among the states hardest hit by the crisis. In 2014, Ohio had 2,106 total opioid overdose deaths, more than any other state. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in a statement he is encouraged by the White House’s action to address the epidemic. Brown wants the Trump administration to also include input from other federal agencies,... Read More
  • March 27, 2017

    — by Tom Troy
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D.), Sen. Rob Portman (R.), and Miss Kaptur (D., Toledo) said President Trump highlighted the importance of the steel sector during his campaign. According to the letter, United States Steel Corp. recently announced the permanent idling of its No. 6 Quench and Temper facility in Lorain. Previously, Republic Steel said that... Read More
  • March 27, 2017

    — by Gabi Warwick
    FAIRBORN, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Two Ohio senators stopped by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base along with members of the Senate Air Force Caucus to highlight critical research and development work done at the base. The senators reportedly hope to make the Miami Valley the newest location for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, which is... Read More
  • March 22, 2017

    — by Staff
    PIKETON - Add Ohio’s senators to the list of people pushing Energy Secretary Rick Perry to fulfill his promise to visit southern Ohio. In a letter sent last week, Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown formally invited Perry to visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon to see firsthand the decontamination and decommissioning... Read More
  • March 20, 2017

    CLEVELAND - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he's pushing President Trump to meet his promises of infrastructure investment. Today, Senator Brown highlighted a proposal by the Port of Cleveland to give the "Irishtown Bend" an overhaul. The area along the Cuyahoga River, closest to West 25th Street, is too unstable currently to be developed.... Read More
  • March 17, 2017

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, met this week with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to outline Ohio military priorities, including the need to upgrade the C-130H planes flown at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna. Last December, Brown and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, announced the inclusion of their... Read More
  • March 16, 2017

    — by Chanda Neely
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) touted bipartisan legislation that would expand support for veterans’ caregivers during a conference call with Ohio media Wednesday afternoon. The Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act would make resources like child care, financial assistance and legal counseling available to eligible family... Read More
  • March 16, 2017

    — by Dan Marcel
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A bill introduced by Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman and co-sponsored by Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown will help U.S. manufacturers bring more jobs to the country, Brown says. House the Promoting More American Manufacturing Jobs Act is a bipartisan bill. If the bill were to pass, it would provide more... Read More
  • March 09, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — As close friends and family members gathered in the living room of Sen. Sherrod Brown's Cleveland home in November, they all were confident Democrat Hillary Clinton would be the next president. But as it became obvious to the stunned guests that Republican Donald Trump would win, Brown rapidly adjusted to the new reality. So... Read More
  • March 03, 2017

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will frame the plight of workers in a broad new perspective today, using a speech at Ohio State University to present a mass of data that makes the case for a higher minimum wage and stronger workplace protections, among other laws. "It's not businesses who drive the economy - it's workers," the Ohio... Read More
  • February 28, 2017

    — by Tim Miller, Reporter
    (WTOL) - Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio will be one of the guests in the U.S. House chamber on Tuesday night for President Trump’s first address to Congress. And like other lawmakers, he'll be bringing a special guest. It’s not because the Senator plans on being hungry during the President's address, but he will be bringing the... Read More