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  • July 23, 2015

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate leaders late Thursday backed off their attempted raid on a fund set up to deal with foreclosed housing and neighborhood blight -- a fund they wanted to tap for highway and bridge funding instead. With several other changes, this ends worries by land banks and housing advocates in Ohio and Michigan. The... Read More
  • July 21, 2015

    — by Jack Torry
    Five years after President Barack Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday the U.S. financial system “is safer, more stable, it works better for taxpayers, investors, and consumers” adding that the law “made it less likely that taxpayers will once... Read More
  • July 18, 2015

    — by Lisa Cornwell
    CINCINNATI — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Veterans Affairs police designated as law-enforcement officers with authority beyond VA property, citing an Ohio case in which a shooter fled a medical center. Ohio’s Democratic senator asked VA Secretary Robert McDonald for the change in a letter sent on Thursday. VA police officers currently... Read More
  • July 16, 2015

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON – There’s a little Cincinnati-style school reform in the Senate’s sweeping proposal to revamp No Child Left Behind, the much reviled-education law. The education bill, approved by the Senate Thursday, includes a provision modeled after Cincinnati’s community learning centers – full service schools that... Read More
  • July 13, 2015

    — by Amanda Smith
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was in Youngstown on Monday, building support for his plan to make dangerous oil trains a bit safer. Brown, D-Ohio, started working on this issue after 27 Investigates reported on major oil train routes crossing the Mahoning Valley. These routes transport millions of gallons of explosive... Read More
  • July 11, 2015

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — This week, the Senate is involved in debates over legislation to reform the No Child Left Behind law, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke out about the importance of improving education in Ohio. “We owe it to children and taxpayers to ensure that education provided in all of our classrooms is effective, no matter where... Read More
  • July 06, 2015

    — by Cristina Mutchler
    TOLEDO, OH - Every year more than 1,000 children become victims of human trafficking in Ohio. Experts say Toledo ranks as one of the top five places in the country for those crimes to occur, which is why Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is calling for new funding and resources to combat human trafficking in northwest Ohio. He initiated the... Read More
  • July 05, 2015

    — by Ed Gebert
    VAN WERT —U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) paid a visit to Blue Creek Wind Farm, north of Van Wert, on Thursday afternoon. While it was the senator’s first local wind farm visit, he stated that it was certainly not his first visit to a wind farm. Brown used the opportunity to highlight a job-training agreement between Iberdrola... Read More
  • July 01, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Euclid Fire Department has been given a federal grant amount of $977,469 to hire more firefighters. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) – Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)... Read More
  • July 01, 2015

    During a visit to Warren County Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited a business whose genetic testing product is beginning to be used by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.  Virginia C. Drosos, Assurex Health President & CEO, and James S. Burns, Assurex Health Chairman, outlined the company’s efforts... Read More
  • June 25, 2015

    COLUMBUS – With a record 2,110 fatal drug overdoses in Ohio in 2013 alone, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined efforts to combat prescription drug abuse by increasing access to treatment options. Drug abuse now costs more American lives than car accidents, and opioid overdose – including death from prescription pain relievers and... Read More
  • June 22, 2015

    ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was in Ashtabula today to mark the completion of the redevelopment project at the former First Energy C. Plant on Route 531. Brown helped secure $1.55 million for the redevelopment of the facility, which serves the water needs of Ashtabula's industrial community. To read the full... Read More
  • June 19, 2015

    — by Paul Rodzinka
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Friday announced that Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport has been awarded $225,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for crack repair and seal coating of Runway 2/20 to preserve its structural integrity and reduce debris. “This federal investment is great news for the region and will... Read More
  • June 19, 2015

    JACKSON— The City of Jackson received some welcome news, when U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $250,000 in federal funding was approved for the City of Jackson. The funding was awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and will be used to make needed improvements to Jackson’s wastewater treatment plant. Those... Read More
  • June 17, 2015

    — by Samuel Votaw
    WASHINGTON — After repeated delays during the past six years, Senate Democrats urged Republicans on Tuesday to produce a long-term plan to finance building and repairing the nation’s highways and bridges. Faced with yet another short-term patch to the nation’s highways expiring at the end of July, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said... Read More
  • June 16, 2015

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The practices of for-profit career colleges -- and claims that some rip off students and taxpayers -- are coming before Congress again, this time with a threat that could cost the colleges money. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to make it impossible for any college to use federal money for marketing, advertising or recruiting -- a... Read More
  • June 13, 2015

    — by Danielle Hess
    MANSFIELD – Brittney Eddington told U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown she was blessed with the help she's received from a local health care program during the senator's visit to her home Friday. Eddington and her 1-year-old daughter, la'Nya Davis, use services offered through the Mansfield Community Health Access Project. Community health workers... Read More
  • June 11, 2015

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — Now that schools have closed for the summer, many of the children who relied on free and reduced lunches have less access to nutritious meals. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) held a conference call on Wednesday to alert families who may not have the resources to provide quality nutrition for their children of different sites in the... Read More
  • June 09, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) legislation to help military retirees and their families stop smoking has been included as a provision in the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The Strong Lungs, Strong Lives Act of 2015 – inspired by the story of military veteran... Read More
  • June 09, 2015

    — by Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A pair of Democratic senators from Ohio and Pennsylvania — the states holding 2016's major political conventions — have requested $100 million in security funding to be evenly split between the two events. In a Tuesday letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Robert P.... Read More