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  • November 19, 2014

    COLUMBUS State agencies would be blocked from buying uniforms that are made overseas under legislation introduced in the Ohio Senate. Sen. Charleta Tavares, D-Columbus, wants to ensure the offices are spending public funds on clothing made in the United States. The short legislation states simply, “No state agency shall purchase or otherwise... Read More
  • November 19, 2014

    — by M. L. Schultze
    Ohio remains among the worst states when it comes to infant mortality – and Cleveland continues to have one of the worst rates in the state. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is citing both statistics in his push for a bill to collect data on the deaths and to search for patterns. But in a conference call with reporters – the kind of call Brown... Read More
  • November 18, 2014

    Delaware County’s sheriff met with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday in Washington to discuss extending funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs in Ohio. Sheriff Russell Martin met Tuesday with Brown, an Ohio Democrat, and Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell to discuss the success of the programs and... Read More
  • November 17, 2014

    — by Sandra Tan
    Christine Scott spent Monday afternoon talking about living amid desperation and trusting in tomorrow. “I’m all about hope,” said Scott, whose stillborn son, Wesley, was born in May 2000 at Women & Children’s Hospital. For Scott, hope took a leap forward when she and other bereaved parents stood with U.S. Sen. Charles... Read More
  • November 17, 2014

    — by Steven Jackson
    TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -Senator Sherrod Brown is working to eliminate veteran homelessness in northwest Ohio. Monday he announced plans to further support the Department of Veterans Affairs goal of eliminating veteran homelessness by 2015. Senator Brown also visited the Griffin House, an apartment complex serving homeless veterans, Monday... Read More
  • November 17, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Unfortunately, one in every nine babies born in the United States is premature. For these families, the exciting new challenges of feedings and changings may quickly be overshadowed by the emotionally taxing... Read More
  • November 17, 2014

    — by James Griffiths
    US legislators will table a congressional bill to monitor human rights and political development in Hong Kong, describing the city’s freedoms as “under threat” from Beijing. A group of lawmakers including cross-party heavyweights House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican senator Marco Rubio announced the Hong Kong Human... Read More
  • November 17, 2014

    — by Lisa Benson
    The NCAA today made its selection of the city to host its First Four basketball games from 2016 through 2018. The Dayton Business Journal reports that Dayton will continue to be home for the games, which represent the opening round of the annual NCAA college basketball tournament. They've been hosted at theUniversity of Dayton Arena... Read More
  • November 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Nov. 13, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Meredith Broadbent urging the ITC to stand up for domestic manufacturers and maintain antidumping duties. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • November 14, 2014

    — by Angela Townsend
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act,  designed to strengthen the potency of sunscreen sold in the United States. The bill, which will now be delivered to President Obama for his signature, is designed to speed up the bureaucratic review process of active ingredients in sun protection products that are... Read More
  • November 14, 2014

    — by Joe Cogliano
    Three of the Buckeye State's biggest political names are throwing their support behind an effort to keep the NCAA First Four in Dayton. In a letter dated Wednesday, U.S. Rep.Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and U.S. SenatorsSherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) came together to urge NCAA PresidentMark Emmert to keep the event at... Read More
  • November 14, 2014

    — by Mark Hanrahan
    HONG KONG -- A bipartisan bill was tabled in the U.S. Congress Thursday, seeking to monitor the development of democracy and political rights in Hong Kong under a 1992 law, according to reports. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Bill was submitted to both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and called for the revival of annual... Read More
  • November 12, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Washington Bureau Ohio’s two senators have teamed up with Dayton’s congressman to ask the NCAA to pick Dayton as a host for the NCAA men’s Division 1 basketball tournament through 2018. They have limited time to make their pitch: An NCAA spokesman said the collegiate governing body would announce its First Four and other... Read More
  • November 10, 2014

    — by Homa Bash
    It's been 46 years since Larry Eisenbraun was killed in action in Vietnam.   The day before Veterans Day, his family was able to honor his memory and accept six medals, including a Purple Heart, on his behalf during a ceremony in downtown Cleveland.   The other medals, presented by Sen. Sherrod Brown, included a combat action ribbon,... Read More
  • November 10, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of the First World War. While the heroes of World War I are no longer with us, we are grateful for their service and for the... Read More
  • November 10, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Retired pro golfer Charles Sifford, a Brecksville resident who broke the Professional Golfers' Association's color barrier, desegregating the professional sport's highest ranks in 1960, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said late today. Sifford, 92, was inspired by Jackie Robinson,... Read More
  • November 10, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSPD) -- A week after a federal appeals court upheld Ohio's constitutional definition of marriage as "one man and one woman" the state's Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Sherrod Brown, sounded off. "I don't understand these ivory tower judges who are offended because somebody loves somebody and wants to marry her or him," Brown said. He... Read More
  • November 07, 2014

    A bipartisan group of 13 US senators have urged Fifa, the governing body for world soccer, to switch next year’s women’s World Cup in Canada to natural grass, saying the decision to play on artificial turf is a “short-sighted and counterproductive decision”. More than 40 international women’s... Read More
  • November 06, 2014

    A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing Nov. 21 on issues of regulatory capture following stories by ProPublica and This American Life about secret recordings made by an examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and Sen. Sherrod Brown,... Read More
  • November 06, 2014

    — by Scott Patterson
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan is preparing to take one last swing at Wall Street before leaving Congress. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Mr. Levin (D., Mich), announced Thursday a two-day hearing into banks’ involvement in the ownership and trading of physical commodities in late November. The... Read More