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  • March 30, 2018

    Although it may sound counterintuitive, absolute fairness does not always perfectly align with absolute equality. This nation’s destructive opiate epidemic stands as a primary case in point. The plague, which now has risen to become the most deadly drug crisis in American history, has not spread its path of destruction evenly throughout... Read More
  • March 29, 2018

    — by ANDY CHOW
    President Donald Trump was in Ohio today touting his new plan to bolster infrastructure projects by injecting up to $200 billion of federal money. However, a top Democrat in Ohio says Trump is not holding up his campaign promises. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is calling for President Trump to include a “buy American, hire... Read More
  • March 29, 2018

    — by Edd Pritchard
    AKRON U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown hopes Congress will resolve the crisis involving multiemployer pension plans before the year ends. On Thursday morning, Brown and Mike Walden, president of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions, reviewed Congressional efforts to resolve pension problems during a meeting at United Steelworkers Local 2... Read More
  • March 28, 2018

    — by Jordyn Grzelewski
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat of Cleveland, visited the Mahoning Valley to discuss funding to combat the opioid epidemic that is included in a new federal spending bill. Brown spoke from the city police department, where he was joined Tuesday by police Chief Robin Lees and Ruth Bowdish, a chemical dependency counselor at On Demand, an... Read More
  • March 27, 2018

    — by WKBN Staff
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown was in Youngstown Tuesday, talking about federal money coming to the state to fight the opioid epidemic. Brown held a news conference at the Youngstown Police Department to say he’s fighting for Ohio to be at the top of the list to receive some of the $450 million being reserved for... Read More
  • March 27, 2018

    — by Tom Jackson
    SANDUSKY — The new federal omnibus spending bill, which President Donald Trump reluctantly signed Friday, includes an important provision for the Sandusky-Port Clinton area. The 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion spending bill, funding the federal government for the rest of the federal fiscal year, has the full $300 million for the Great Lakes... Read More
  • March 26, 2018

    Despite being political opposites, Brown, Portman able to find common ground Among all the bitterness and name-calling and lying and opinion-shaping comments coming out of Washington the past 30 years or so, it’s nice to see two Ohio senators — who philosophically could not be more different — joining forces for the good of all... Read More
  • March 26, 2018

    — by Editorial Board
    In one of the more notable victories of common sense over recklessness in the era of President Donald Trump, a large contingent of Democratic and Republican lawmakers joined forces to just say no to one of the chief executive’s most misguided and foolhardy proposals of his tenure. Last week, responsible protection of the nation’s... Read More
  • March 26, 2018

    — by Staff Report
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) co-sponsored to support grandparents now raising children in light of the opioid epidemic. The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), passed the Senate by... Read More
  • March 22, 2018

    — by Chuck Martin
    MOUNT VERNON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown used his telephone press conference to call for reforming the World Trade Organization and forcing China to abide by international trade rules. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • March 22, 2018

    — by Barrie Barber and Jack Torry
    Congress has passed a massive spending bill which includes $700 billion for defense, spends billions more on aircraft, ships and tanks and provides a 2.4 percent pay hike for troops. The $60 billion increase in military spending is the biggest in 15 years. The budget plan also includes $300 million to continue cleaning the Great Lakes, $400 million... Read More
  • March 22, 2018

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — A massive spending bill to keep the federal government open through the end of September includes $300 million to continue cleaning the Great Lakes, $400 million for cleanup at a closed uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, and millions more for Ohio to combat opioid addiction. The measure, likely to win congressional approval no... Read More
  • March 22, 2018

    — by Repository staff report
    Ohio’s Republican and Democratic U.S. senators have found an issue to agree on: Cleveland and Canton should host the NFL Draft in 2019 or 2020. U.S. senators Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, penned a joint letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to bring the draft here. “These two cities, along with... Read More
  • March 22, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C (WTVG) - United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the government funding measure Congress is expected to pass this week. Last year, the President proposed eliminating GLRI and the Senators worked together to... Read More
  • March 21, 2018

    — by David Singer
    WASHINGTON D.C. — A bill that would protect victims of sex trafficking has passed the Senate and is awaiting the president's signature. The bipartisan measure was led by two Ohio lawmakers. The new law will hold internet sites accountable for hosting ads for sex trafficking. A federal law passed more than two decades ago protecting web sites... Read More
  • March 20, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Monday congratulated the Wheelersburg High School Science Bowl team on winning the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Regional Science Bowl competition. In April, students will compete in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C. To read the full article, click the link... Read More
  • March 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encourage Ohioans interested in 2019 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination. “I am particularly honored as a United States Senator to have the privilege every year of nominating a number... Read More
  • March 19, 2018

    — by Editorial Board
    At or near the top of ANY list of underrespected and underappreciated sectors of the Mahoning Valley economy must rank customer-service call-center jobs. Some may be surprised to learn that more than 4,200 people work at major call center operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, including Infocision in Boardman and Austintown, VXI Global... Read More
  • March 17, 2018

    — by Heath Harrison
    March 17--WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, says he has introduced legislation he said is aimed at protecting call center jobs in Ohio and the U.S. The senator's office cited a new report from the Communications Workers of America, which they said shows banks are "aggressively offshoring call center jobs outside of the U.S., even... Read More
  • March 17, 2018

    — by Josh Ellerbrock
    WASHINGTON D.C. — The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension, co-chaired by Sen. Sherrod Brown, held its first of five meetings this past Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Sen. Rob Portman is also a member of the bi-partisan committee. Formed to solve a pension crisis affecting 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers, the... Read More