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  • July 17, 2017

    — by WTOL Staff
    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Senator Sherrod Brown visited Toledo to talk about possibles cuts to nursing home benefits in the Senate health care bill.  Ohio nursing homes fear losing as much as $800 million a year in Medicaid funding in the proposed overhaul.  Read More
  • July 17, 2017

    The latest Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating for rural Ohio.  Last week, I released a county-by-county report detailing just how harmful repealing the Affordable Care Act could be in rural Ohio. From cuts to schools and nursing homes to hospital closures and job losses, it’s clear there are... Read More
  • July 06, 2017

    — by Dan O'Brien
    WARREN, Ohio – Representatives from a cross-section of the local economy painted a picture Wednesday of the promises and challenges that lie ahead for the Mahoning Valley during a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. It was the first in a series of roundtables the senator has scheduled this week across the state to promote... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by D.K. Wright
    It's an issue that means the difference between prosperity and despair for retired coal miners in the Ohio Valley and beyond. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited with retired miners and their spouses in Martins Ferry, to talk about legislation regarding their pensions. When he came in, they stood and applauded, and gave him something that looked... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by David Singer
    MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — State Senator Sherrod Brown was back in the region on Wednesday to continue his push to help retired mine workers. After a successful campaign to win back their healthcare benefits, the democratic Senator met with former coal miners in Martins Ferry to push a bill to restore their pensions. Brown says it's what... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Gerry Ricciutti
    WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – As President Trump heads to his first G-20 Summit to talk trade with other world leaders, Senator Sherrod Brown says he’s still waiting for some specifics on U.S. trade policies from the White House. Brown hosted a roundtable discussion Wednesday with Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and a number of local business,... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Briana Malaska
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Amidst the height of an epidemic that is sweeping the nation, but affecting the state of Ohio the worst, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) stopped in Zanesville to discuss the issue. Brown hosted a roundtable discussion at Muskingum Behavioral Health where top community members were able to weigh in on how southeast Ohio is... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Glenn Stevens
    WARREN, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says fair trade is a direct link to protecting and retaining American jobs.   The Ohio Democrat was in Warren Wednesday for a roundtable discussion with local government, economic development, business and labor representatives. "It's pretty clear our free trade policy has pretty much betrayed... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Shelly Schultz
    ZANESVILLE - A number of local people met with Sen. Sherrod Brown Wednesday afternoon to discuss efforts to combat Ohio's opioid epidemic, as more than 200,000 Ohioans battling addiction are at risk of losing health care coverage.  Monica Batteiger spoke about the difficulties families of addicts encounter when trying to find help for... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    WARREN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, today joined Warren Mayor William Franklin as well as Mahoning Valley businesses and workers to promote an economic agenda to help Ohioans and protect American manufacturing jobs. Mahoning Valley communities have been hit especially hard by economic policies that put corporations and... Read More
  • June 30, 2017

    — by Tom Troy
    A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) to support survivors of human trafficking received approval by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary committee Thursday. The next step for Mr. Brown’s bill is a vote in the full Senate, although it could also end up folded into related legislation that is making its way through... Read More
  • June 30, 2017

    — by Marty Schladen
    It’s the kind of heroism they make movies about. Two years ago, Columbus police Officer Keith Kise jumped into a raging gun battle, helped to kill a gang leader, and saved a little boy. On Friday, Ohio’s U.S. Senate delegation recognized that courage with the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. Standing in front of 10... Read More
  • June 28, 2017

    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill for the Senate to recognize LGBT Pride month, claiming that President Donald Trump has not done so. “This year, the White House broke with an 8 year tradition and did not issue a presidential proclamation acknowledging June as Pride Month,” Brown, D-Ohio, said. Read More
  • June 26, 2017

    — by Michelle Nicks
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is standing his ground and voicing strong opposition to the Senate's Health care bill that is proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. If that happens it would then eliminate Medicaid expansion. Senator Brown speaking at the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery... Read More
  • June 26, 2017

    — by Christine Holmes
    Those in the Valley opposing the American Healthcare Act of 2017 will voice their opinions in Youngstown and Warren Monday. Senator Sherrod Brown will kick things off at 10:30 a.m. when he delivers his message opposing Senate's draft bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. Senator... Read More
  • June 25, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reiterated his concerns for the Great Lakes after a silver carp was found above the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Electric Fish Dispersal Barrier – which is the last barrier before Lake Michigan – for the first time since 2010. The news comes just days after the State of the... Read More
  • June 24, 2017

    — by Josh Ewers
    Perhaps no invasive species is more prominently on Ohio’s radar than the notorious Asian carp, leading Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to recently introduce legislation that he hopes will prod the president into action. Brown, among a group of bipartisan members of Congress from Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, recently introduced... Read More
  • June 21, 2017

    — by Tom Henry
    Four actions pertaining to the Great Lakes — each which emphasize connections between the region’s $7 billion fishery and Ohio’s potential to create more tourism-related jobs — have arisen on the federal level over the past 24 hours. Silver carp, also known as Asian Carp, jump out of the water near the retention area... Read More
  • June 19, 2017

    — by Tom Henry
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said this morning he believes President Trump has betrayed the Great Lakes region by trying to eliminate funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other environmental programs, from climate change research to Ohio Sea Grant funding. “It makes no... Read More
  • June 17, 2017

    — by Heath Harrison
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced on Wednesday legislation he will introduce with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, to penalize pharmaceutical companies that he says engage in price gouging without cause. Brown said the price gouging leads to price spikes for patients who rely on medication to treat diseases, ranging from cancer to... Read More