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  • October 05, 2017

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, introduced legislation this week aimed at helping farmers sell their products directly to consumers, create rural jobs, and invest in local and regional food economies. Read More
  • October 05, 2017

    — by Tom Jackson
    SANDUSKY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has become a podcaster — and his first episode features workers at the Whirlpool plant in Clyde. The new podcast, "Canarycast," is available at iTunes and Soundcloud. (Note that it's one word when searching for it on your phone or computer). On the first episode, about 21 minutes long, Brown says his... Read More
  • October 04, 2017

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown joined 10 other senators Wednesday to urge the Trump administration to formally label North Korea a state sponsor of international terrorism. In a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the six Democrats and six Republicans wrote that since former President George W. Bush in... Read More
  • October 03, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo’s CEO faced withering criticism from a Senate panel Tuesday for the bank’s handling of a 2016 scandal after it created millions of fake accounts in customers’ names. “At best, you’re incompetent; at worst, you were complicit,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. “Either way,... Read More
  • September 29, 2017

    — by Staff Reports
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Edward Markey, D-Massachusetts, introduced the Opioid Quota Openness, Transparency and Awareness Act (Opioid QuOTA Act) on Thursday to shed light on annual quotas for prescription painkiller production and the secretive process by which the pharmaceutical companies gain approval to... Read More
  • September 28, 2017

    — by Jessica Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – Thursday, lawmakers in Washington discussed ways to provide better economic opportunity, infrastructure, and addiction treatment in rural areas, including parts of Ohio and Michigan. United States Department of Agriculture officials testified before the Senate Agriculture committee. Read More
  • September 27, 2017

    — by Adora Namigadde
    Just after Columbus City Schools had to release students early because of high temperatures and lack of air-conditioning – for two days in a row – the district's superintendent joined Senator Sherrod Brown to promote the School Building Improvement Act. According to district superintendent Dan Good, more than 40 buildings in the... Read More
  • September 26, 2017

    — by Homa Bash
    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - More than 46 years after a Northeast Ohio veteran earned a Purple Heart serving in the Vietnam War, he finally has his medal. Robert Conway joined the Marine Corps in 1970, when he was just 20 years old. Soon after, he was shipped off to Vietnam. “I’m looking for the freeway ramp to hitchhike home. And... Read More
  • September 23, 2017

    — by Darrel Rowland
    With GOP leaders’ current hopes of repealing Obamacare dangling by a thread after Sen. John McCain made his opposition public Friday, will lawmakers now turn to the course advocated by McCain, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Gov. John Kasich: forging a bipartisan compromise? McCain’s decision likely dealt a death blow to the latest GOP... Read More
  • September 18, 2017

    — by Tom Troy
    SWANTON — Money for new hangars to house fighter jets on alert at the 180th Fighter Wing is included in the federal defense budget bill that passed the Senate Monday, according to the offices of U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio). The National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 includes $15 million for construction... Read More
  • September 18, 2017

    — by Marty Schladen
    Ohio has spent billions on school buildings over the past 20 years, but U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and local school officials say it hasn’t been enough. Between state funding caps, diversions to charter schools and other issues, the Columbus City School District has scores of buildings in need of renovation, they said. Brown, a Democrat, was at... Read More
  • September 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON - National Farmers Union recently recognized 33 outstanding U.S. Senators and Representatives who have demonstrated leadership and support at the federal policymaking level for family farmers, ranchers and their rural communities. The Golden Triangle Award, the family farm organization's highest legislative honor, were presented to... Read More
  • September 15, 2017

    — by News 5 Staff
    Some say it's 22. Some say it's 26. But Senator Sherrod Brown wants all the controversy put to rest.  We're talking about the Major League Baseball record for longest winning streak. The debate is over the 1916 New York Giants. Read More
  • September 15, 2017

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio's U.S. senators are asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to act quickly on a pending investigation of whether imported steel threatens U.S. national security. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman say that foreign steelmakers accelerated their flooding of U.S. markets while the investigation is pending to maximize exports... Read More
  • September 14, 2017

    — by Michael Dulman
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have yet to offer a specific plan to overhaul the income tax code, but Republicans and Democrats are already fighting over it. During a hearing Thursday of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Sherrod Brown charged that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky... Read More
  • September 13, 2017

    — by Dave Sess
    COLUMBUS (WKBN) – The Equifax data breach has put nearly half of the U.S. population’s personal information at risk. Now a local lawmaker says company executives need to be held responsible. The breach happened six weeks ago but Equifax didn’t announce it until last week. Read More
  • September 13, 2017

    — by Kim Allen
    WASHINGTON (WDTN) — The U.S. Senate passed legislation to support survivors of human trafficking. The legislation was introduced by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. It also helps local, state and national law enforcement in their fight against human trafficking. The House of Representatives must pass the bipartisan legislation in order for the bill... Read More
  • September 13, 2017

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON - The Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat plans to introduce legislation that would require Equifax to provide 10 years of free credit monitoring to the 143 million Americans whose financial data was compromised by security breaches at its company. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown told reporters that the single year of credit... Read More
  • September 11, 2017

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    One of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies will drop a provision from its terms of use contract that effectively keeps customers from suing it after an Ohio senator complained. Equifax, which reported last week it suffered a data breach that exposed 143 million Americans to identity theft, offered those affected free... Read More
  • September 07, 2017

    — by Renee Fox
    If a “mega corporation” doesn’t pay its full-time employees enough money to keep them off social welfare programs, the corporation ought to pay back the American taxpayers with higher taxes, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown, D-Ohio, proposed Wednesday the Corporate Freeloader Fee that would make that idea a... Read More