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  • October 04, 2019

    — by Todd Cummins
    Ohio top elected democrat is ready to battle the White House on raising the threshold for businesses to pay overtime. Senator Sherrod Brown helped introduce the “Restoring Overtime Pay” Act which would require businesses to pay overtime to employees that make less than 51 thousand dollars a year. Currently, the mark is at 23 thousand... Read More
  • June 15, 2019

    — by Daniel Carson
    CARROLL TOWNSHIP - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown paid a visit to Ottawa County Friday for a firsthand look at Lake Erie algae issues and lead a roundtable discussion on water quality. The Ohio Democrat took a brief tour of Lake Erie aboard a charter boat and directed questions to key regional experts on harmful algal blooms and what... Read More
  • June 06, 2019

    — by Tom Corrigan
    Cities throughout Ohio — including Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus – have experienced spikes in suspected overdose deaths recently with law enforcement officials placing the blame on illicit fentanyl. With that in the background, two big-name Ohio officials have announced separate measures they believe can help combat the ongoing... Read More
  • June 05, 2019

    — by Kyle Shaner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing lawmakers to approve a bipartisan bill that aims to combat the flow of fentanyl into the United States. The Fentanyl Sanctions Act would allow new sanctions to target foreign opioid traffickers in China, Mexico and other countries and would aid United States officials in pressuring the... Read More
  • May 30, 2019

    — by Josh Ellerbrock
    LIMA — “This plant matters to our national defense,” Sen. Sherrod Brown said prior to touring the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center Thursday. “It matters to western Ohio. It matters for employment. It matters for national security. So I will always be on board and working with (JSMC) Commander (Travis) Adkins and the whole... Read More
  • May 29, 2019

    — by Max Filby
    The Air Force has signed off on a proposal to base an F-35 management program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a move that one expert said could benefit the military installation for decades to come. Outgoing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson confirmed a decision that Wright-Patt will become the new home to the F-35 Hybrid Product Support... Read More
  • May 26, 2019

    — by Staff Report
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday will visit Toledo to tout legislation to increase investment and support for child welfare. He will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. at the Lucas County Children’s Services Training Building, 705 Adams St. He will be joined by Robin Reese, director of Lucas County Children Services, to talk about increased... Read More
  • May 22, 2019

    — by Monroe Trombly
    MANSFIELD - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday his office is continuing a summer tradition of organizing manufacturing camps, which are geared specifically toward Ohio students in fourth through eighth grades. The goal is to expose students to local manufacturing companies and potential career paths and to... Read More
  • May 15, 2019

    — by Jack Torry
    Delivering a direct shot at Ohio’s now-challenged “heartbeat” abortion ban, Sen. Sherrod Brown assailed male lawmakers “who don’t even understand how women’s bodies ... work,” by enacting laws that directly challenge a woman’s right to choose an abortion. In a Senate floor speech on Tuesday, Brown,... Read More
  • May 12, 2019

    — by Andy Chow
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is sponsoring a bill in the U.S. Senate to provide more financial help for children who become victims of the opioid crisis and the families who take those children in. Brown says many children are entering the foster care system as more parents with a substance abuse disorder either enter treatment, go to prison, or... Read More
  • April 22, 2019

    — by Staff
    Wright State University is among a group of Ohio universities to receive federal funding in an effort to reduce the rate of drug overdose deaths. The WSU money will be part of a $65.9 million grant to Ohio research universities funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health's HEALing... Read More
  • April 11, 2019

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was among those who introduced on Wednesday the Working Families Tax Relief Act, a bill that would expand earned income and child tax credits. “All across the country, families are working harder than ever but have less and less to show for it. Corporate profits have soared, executive... Read More
  • April 09, 2019

    — by Staff
    As President Donald J. Trump spends all his time running for re-election in 2020 and thus pursues issues that he believes will resonate with the voters, he may want to consider this recently publicized factoid: It will take more than 80 years to fix all 47,000 bridges in the U.S. that are in crucial need of repairs. But why should Republican Trump,... Read More
  • April 05, 2019

    — by Nick Evans
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and a bipartisan group of Senators want sanctions on the table to ensure the China adequately regulates fentanyl. The Chinese government agreed earlier this week to classify fentanyl and its variants as controlled substances. The measure would set the stage for economic sanctions against pharmaceutical and... Read More
  • April 05, 2019

    — by Ted Hart
    A national firefighter cancer registry is inching closer to reality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking for input on how to encourage more than 1.1 million U.S. firefighters’ participation in the registry. The Firefighters Cancer Registry Act of 2018 requires the CDC to create and maintain a voluntary registry... Read More
  • April 01, 2019

    — by Kevin Stankiewicz
    Did you spend at least three nights in the hospital under “inpatient” status, or under observation? It matters if you’re a senior on Medicare who needs rehab after leaving the hospital. Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill that would allow Medicare to pay for therapy regardless of your hospital status. The social worker at... Read More
  • March 29, 2019

    — by Liz Skalka
    A bill introduced by Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and backed by his Republican counterpart, Sen. Rob Portman, would allow police departments to buy advanced equipment that can instantly detect fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. The Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act, introduced this week, builds on the INTERDICT Act,... Read More
  • March 17, 2019

    — by Staff
    Congress is buzzing over President Trump's record-breaking 4.75 trillion dollar budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year.  The budget would include increased funding for defense and border protection.  The proposed budget would also include less funding for domestic spendings like healthcare and education.  7News spoke with both West... Read More
  • March 13, 2019

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a time when Hollywood celebrities face bribery and fraud charges accusing them of scamming their children into elite universities, students from less affluent families, like Bay Village native Melanie Drews are trying to figure out how to get college degrees without becoming mired in student loan debt. Even though... Read More
  • March 12, 2019

    — by Matt Hutton
    WASHINGTON — Numerous House and Senate Republicans in Ohio broke with President Trump Monday on a plan to slash funding for Great Lakes clean up. The president’s budget proposal — which is just a legislative suggestion and has no binding power over Congress — would cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding... Read More