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  • July 08, 2020

    — by Staff
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation on Thursday introduced by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and others, the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, to help nonprofits, state and local governments and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many nonprofits... Read More
  • July 07, 2020

    — by Andy Chow
    Ohio's U.S. Senators are calling on Congress to expand broadband around the country, noting the growing importance the internet has played during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are backing a piece of legislation that would build-up internet access in underserved areas like rural communities. The... Read More
  • July 01, 2020

    — by Brandon Brown
    The world runs on the internet, but not everyone has access including thousands of Ohioans. Senator Sherrod Brown says it's a problem that's only grown worse during the coronavirus crisis and now Brown is pushing new legislation as a solution. "You need internet to apply for unemployment or to order groceries or to have a telemedicine appointment,"... Read More
  • July 01, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ohio’s U.S. Senators on Wednesday introduced a resolution to honor the life, legacy and achievements of Annie Glenn, the childhood sweetheart and widow of former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn who became an advocate for children, the elderly and people with disabilities.She died in May at age 100.The resolution introduced... Read More
  • June 24, 2020

    — by Kyle Shaner
    To ensure their communities get the resources they need for schools, highways, hospitals and more, Sen. Sherrod Brown urged Ohioans to respond to the 2020 census Wednesday afternoon. “The census determines how billions of dollars in federal funds will be distributed,” the Democratic senator said. “And federal, state and local... Read More
  • June 23, 2020

    — by Staff Reports
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the extension of existing flexibilities for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) through September 30, 2020, as authorized by the Families... Read More
  • June 17, 2020

    — by George Nelson
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Monday’s story published by The Business Journal and ProPublica revealing Ohio’s intent to claw back millions in public subsidies from General Motors elicited a mostly unified chorus from officials: GM should at least pay something as a consequence for closing its Lordstown Assembly plant last year. “After... Read More
  • June 08, 2020

    — by Corey Vallas
    Representatives Tim Ryan and Marcia Fudge and Senator Sherrod Brown are demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons regarding the coronavirus situation at FCI Elkton. The three lawmakers penned a letter to BOP Director Michael Carvajal asking for answers and urging them to increase their efforts to protect those at the facility. The lawmakers say... Read More
  • June 02, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday asked his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to join him in introducing a resolution to declare racism a public health emergency that would be similar to resolutions that the City of Cleveland and Franklin County have already adopted. The Ohio Democrat’s office said the resolution will... Read More
  • May 28, 2020

    — by Ken Gordon
    Heath Robinson died May 6 of an illness that he blamed on exposure to toxic smoke from open-burning trash pits in the Middle East. The bill would increase the government’s accountability toward similarly affected veterans. Less than a month after Heath Robinson died, a bill named in his honor will be introduced in Congress. The... Read More
  • May 27, 2020

    — by Matt Westerhold
    SANDUSKY — Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday introduced legislation in the Senate named in honor of Heath Robinson, an Ohio veteran who died earlier this month from a service-related illness caused by exposure to toxic smoke from burn pits maintained by the U.S. military on his base in Afghanistan. Former presidential candidate U.S. Rep.... Read More
  • May 21, 2020

    — by Sarah Taylor
    As more parts of the economy begin to reopen, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wants to make sure workers have recourse if they don’t feel safe at their jobs. According to the senator’s staff, under current law, workers fired for reporting unsafe working conditions only have 30 days to file a complaint. He’s introducing legislation... Read More
  • May 04, 2020

    — by Nick Swartsell
    As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, more and more workers across the country are finding themselves unemployed and without steady income. That's caused a litany of problems — including challenges for millions of tenants struggling to make rent and utility payments without sufficient income. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced he is... Read More
  • April 30, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined his colleagues this week in urging Senate leadership to support and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In a letter sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Brown urged his colleagues to address the needs of SNAP in the next... Read More
  • April 27, 2020

    — by Jess Hardin
    YOUNGSTOWN — As a news organization, we’ve approached our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic in phases.  First people will want to know about the virus — how it affects families and communities. People will need to know how to cope with the shutdown of business and schools. And, then they’ll know someone who has... Read More
  • April 08, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday unveiled details of a plan that would give “essential workers” such as doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, building cleaners, letter carriers, and transit workers a government funded pay bump of up to $25,000 during the coronavirus... Read More
  • April 08, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the U.S. Department of Labor to help states get additional unemployment benefits out faster to the millions of people who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Brown was among more than 30 Democrats to sign a letter to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia asking the department to take steps to more quickly... Read More
  • April 01, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    Ohioans expecting stimulus payments from the federal government via legislation enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak also should be wary of scammers trying to pry that money loose from their accounts. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday that elderly Ohioans in particular should be skeptical of those who might try to take advantage of them as... Read More
  • March 25, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ohio Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown were among those who voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a $2 trillion fiscal measure to assist Americans and the national economy during the COVID-18 pandemic. The vote sends the the largest fiscal stimulus package in modern American history to the House, where it is expected... Read More
  • March 11, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) delivered remarks at the Ohio Farm Bureau breakfast in Washington, DC. The senator discussed a number of topics, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA), which includes important worker-empowering provisions that he fought for and secured;... Read More