Skip to content
  • June 08, 2015

    — by Simone Jasper
    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown on Monday called for the passage of legislation to limited standardized testing in the nation's schools. Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland, joined administrators, teachers, parents and students at Shaker Heights High School to push for passage of the Support Making Assessments Reliable and... Read More
  • June 08, 2015

    — by Mark Caudill
    MANSFIELD – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Monday more than $6.5 million in federal funding for Mansfield Lahm Airport. The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded the funding. It will be used to demolish Taxiway C to improve safety and efficiency, reconstruct 6,795 feet of runway and correct and... Read More
  • June 08, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is expected to receive more than $4 million in federal funding, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Monday. "Ohioans and visitors rely on Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport for travel, commerce, and business," Brown said. "This award will ensure that the airport has the... Read More
  • June 08, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced on Monday that $329,987 has been awarded to Rural Action Inc., headquartered in The Plains, by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support AmeriCorps service programs. This funding will allow for 26 AmeriCorps volunteers to work with Rural Action to improve... Read More
  • June 07, 2015

    — by Ron Vidika
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, recently met Anthony DiFilippo, an Avon Lake resident and member of the American Physical Therapy Association. DiFilippo attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents in Washington, D.C. “It was an honor to meet with Ohio members of the American Physical Therapy Association today,”... Read More
  • June 05, 2015

    — by Nathan Lehota and Derrick Lewis
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Senator Sherrod Brown visited the West Side Community center in Youngstown Friday to let parents know the Summer Food Service Program can help keep give their kids the nutrition they need. This summer meal option is a federal program that is run by the states and provides free and reduced price breakfast and... Read More
  • June 04, 2015

    — by Ben Lane
    The leading Democrats on both the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee are pushing a new bill designed to provide regulatory relief to community banks and increase consumer protections. The bill, entitled the “Community Lender Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act of 2015,”... Read More
  • June 03, 2015

    — by Edd Pritchard
    Columbus businessman Joao Simones doesn’t believe he would be able to operate without the Export-Import Bank. Simones’ company, Davenport Aviation, uses credit insurance from the Export-Import Bank to secure sales with customers in Europe, Africa and South America. The company’s first sale in 2009 to a customer in Africa was... Read More
  • June 03, 2015

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Not only are the Cleveland Cavs better than any possible opponent, including the Golden State Warriors. Small-batch beer from Akron's Hoppin' Frog Brewery -- the city of LeBron James' birth -- is better than any brew from California. At least, so goes the suggestion at the heart of a bet between Ohio U.S. Sen.... Read More
  • May 29, 2015

    — by Amy Knapp
              MASSILLON U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, visited Shearer’s Millennium Manufacturing Facility on Friday morning to learn about the business’ manufacturing process and meet with employees. Brown was invited by Shearer’s officials to tour the plant and discuss Shearer’s stance on a... Read More
  • May 26, 2015

    — by Emma Ockerman
    Christie Plickert’s twin fourth-graders Luke and Rachel have been through a good amount of standardized testing at Norwich Elementary School this year. “No matter how many times I try to tell them, ‘Just do your best, you’ll do fine,’ they still get some anxiety,” Plickert said, adding that they’ve... Read More
  • May 19, 2015

    — by Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON -- If you didn’t know Sen. Sherrod Brown before, you probably do now. Brown (D-Ohio) has made a name for himself during the Senate fight over President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, and is raising hell with Republicans, who just want to give Obama what he wants –- yes, you read that right. Brown doesn’t want... Read More
  • May 14, 2015

    YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. Senate today passed U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s, D-Cleveland, Leveling the Playing Field Act as part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reauthorization. The bill would help the steel industry fight unfair trade practices. In March, Brown met with Doug Polk, vice president of industry affairs for Vallourec USA,... Read More
  • May 13, 2015

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    Democrats want trade, and we want more of it. But like the majority of Americans, we want fair trade, not trade agreements that shutter American manufacturing facilities and ship jobs overseas. This week, Democrats who both support and oppose giving the president fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) joined together... Read More
  • May 13, 2015

    — by Scott Suttell
    “On trade, Obama's loss is Sherrod Brown's gain.” So proclaims the headline of this National Journal story, which says the liberal senator from Cleveland “played a key role in lobbying his fellow Democrats against the fast-track bill, despite the White House's efforts.” Typical is this anecdote that begins the... Read More
  • May 11, 2015

    YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat of Cleveland, met with local law enforcement today to discuss the importance of federal funds to maintain safety. The Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program has provided more than $15 million to help Ohio police departments. Locally, it provides funds to city, county and township... Read More
  • May 07, 2015

    — by Frank Lewis
    Sometimes living in a rural part of Appalachia can leave you at a disadvantage, so on Thursday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, along with U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Tom Cotton (R-AR), introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand prescription drug access for seniors living in medically underserved... Read More
  • May 05, 2015

    — by Rose Schneider
    Washington—The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently honored Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for his legislative efforts to advancing the quality of eye care available in the United States. Each year, the academy presents its Visionary Award to members of Congress for their leadership in supporting issues important to... Read More
  • May 02, 2015

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) held a conference call on Wednesday to discuss the desperate need that many Ohioans have for paid sick days. According to information provided by Brown’s office, the 2014-2015 flu season was unusually severe, with more than 8,800 Ohio residents hospitalized due to the sickness, though only seven... Read More
  • April 30, 2015

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced his support for a bill to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $12 by 2020 through incremental increases over the next four years. This increase would provide a raise for nearly 38 million workers nationwide, including 1.4 million Ohioans. “Minimum wage and tipped workers... Read More