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  • March 17, 2018

    — by TIMES STAFF
    Sen. Sherrod Brown and others are tilling up new farming-related legislation. Brown alongside two Republicans and a Democrat have introduced legislation to improve federal conservation programs and support farmers by refocusing federal investment to improve water quality and soil health, and do it all, as Brown's office claims, "while also... Read More
  • March 15, 2018

    — by Staff Report
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation to keep call-center jobs in the United States. “Most Americans want to support American jobs by buying American whenever they can and that includes the customer service they get from call centers,” said Brown, a Cleveland Democrat. The U.S. lost 200,000 call-center jobs between 2006 and... Read More
  • March 12, 2018

    CLEVELAND -- Sen. Sherrod Brown was the keynote speaker at a manufacturing summit Monday. The summit was hosted by the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • March 10, 2018

    March 10--WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (DOhio) is among those urging the health insurance industry to step up its response to the opioid epidemic. In 2016, the opioid crisis accounted for more than 63,000 deaths nationwide. "We need to change the status quo, and that starts with insurers taking a hard look at their coverage policies,"... Read More
  • March 10, 2018

    — by Todd Cummins
    Brown co-sponsored the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing School Violence Act with numerous senators from both sides of the aisle, including republican senators Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. The bill will provide grant to train school personnel, students, and law enforcement in proven practices to identify signs of violence.  Plus... Read More
  • March 08, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined colleagues in proposing a new plan to create jobs and invest in American infrastructure. Brown has offered to work with President Trump to pass bipartisan legislation to address the nation’s infrastructure needs, rather than passing the cost on to drivers, cities and communities... Read More
  • March 08, 2018

    — by Dave Sess
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – President Trump showed some flexibility this afternoon while signing orders to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The president stuck with his initial plan and signed proclamations that will start import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. They go into effect in 15 days. To read the... Read More
  • March 05, 2018

    — by Michael Williamson
    Several U.S. senators across the country are urging insurance companies to do their part to combat the opioid epidemic. Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ed Markey (D-MA) led an effort to send a letter to the companies which outlined their concerns with addiction treatment coverage. The letter was signed by 15 senators and sent to Aetna, AHIP,... Read More
  • March 05, 2018

    — by M.L. Schultze
    More than 100 Teamsters and other union retirees and active members crowded into a union hall in Canton Sunday morning to get an update from Sen. Sherrod Brown on what it may take to save their pensions. The crisis that could affect 60,000 Ohioans and a million-and-a-half workers and retirees. Brown was appointed last week to co-chair an unusual... Read More
  • March 03, 2018

    — by Don Koralewski
    Many of them work long, hard hours, and many times have to put up with bad attitudes, insults and sometimes abuse. They are waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service industry employees who pay their bills through tips. “Tips belong to the workers who earn them,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, during a telephone press conference... Read More
  • March 01, 2018

    — by Chuck Martin
    In his telephone press conference Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown lashed out at a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule that could cause workers who depend on tips to lose "billions" of dollars. Brown said the Department of Labor proposed a rule in December that would allow employers to collect the tips earned by waiters and other workers who... Read More
  • March 01, 2018

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland, says a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor is unfair for workers who live on tips. The proposed rule is about encouraging tip pooling, which would spread tips to multiple workers. But Brown says the rule would allow employers to keep workers’ tips if they chose and does not require... Read More
  • February 26, 2018

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown will co–chair a bipartisan commission tasked with solving a pension crisis that has put more than 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees’ pensions at risk. The Ohio Democrat, who had unsuccessfully pushed a bill aimed at preserving pensions, made the creation of the commission a... Read More
  • February 16, 2018

    — by Heath Harrison
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation he says will help states better fight the opioid epidemic. The Opioid Response Enhancement Act would expand a grant program, created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, and guarantee states have access to continued and additional funding for the next five years... Read More
  • February 15, 2018

    — by Chuck Martin
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday that both he and Sen. Rob Portman will fight any attempt to eliminate or cut the Great Lakes Initiative in the 2019 budget. President Trump tried to eliminate funding for the program in 2018, but Congress restored the funds, and in his 2019 budget proposal he wants to cut funding from $300 million to $30... Read More
  • February 14, 2018

    — by Michael Williamson
    Ohio senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman met with the President Tuesday to discuss issues affecting Ohio workers. Among the list of priorities were the steel and trade issues that could hurt Ohio manufacturing jobs. In a press conference to journalists Wednesday, Sen. Brown said he would work to make the state’s workers a priority in all... Read More
  • February 14, 2018

    — by Josh Ewers
    Continuing a recent trend of working together, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) visited with President Donald Trump alongside other senators from both sides of the aisle on Tuesday. The topic up for discussion was steel and aluminum imports, specifically a perceived overcapacity by Chinese steel manufacturers, which some believe... Read More
  • February 14, 2018

    — by Staff Report
    NORTH CANTON -- At the Akron-Canton Airport on Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture) to host a workshop to connect Ohio small businesses with important resources to grow their businesses and... Read More
  • February 07, 2018

    — by David Singer
    Ahead of a deadline to shut down the federal government, senators have reached a budget deal. The two-year spending bill is being celebrated on Capitol Hill as a bipartisan victory. It went beyond what many in Congress were hoping for. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said it ended months of deja-vu on the Hill. "I think this budget deal is real... Read More
  • February 07, 2018

    — by Stephen Koff
    A Senate budget deal announced Wednesday calls for creation of a congressional panel to find ways to keep more than 1 million union retirees and workers from losing big parts of their pensions. This falls short of hopes by Teamsters and Ironworkers pushing for the Butch Lewis Act, a proposal by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. The act is named for a... Read More