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  • August 27, 2014

    — by Vicki Needham
    Three Senate Democrats on Wednesday called on U.S. trade officials to resume litigation if Guatemala fails to effectively enforce its labor laws. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Sens. Ben Cardin (Md.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) said they the United States is at a "critical crossroads" for Guatemala to move forward on... Read More
  • August 26, 2014

    — by Steve Benen
    It’s not every day that a U.S. senator questions the patriotism of a fast-food chain, but yesterday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) went after Burger King with a vengeance.   “Burger King’s decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle... Read More
  • August 10, 2014

    — by Dane Grams
    Gay Games 9 is off to an epic start in the heartland of America, and HRC has had an unprecedented presence.  Nearly 8,000 athletes from over 65 countries have converged on Cleveland + Akron to participate in nearly 40 sporting events from cycling and rowing, to ice hockey and bodybuilding. The official Opening Ceremonies kicked off last... Read More
  • August 10, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, hopes a provision he put in the latest farm bill will help Ohio obtain millions of dollars of additional conservation funds designed to help the state fight harmful algal blooms. Brown is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and says he's the only Ohioan to sit on the panel in more than four decades. He also... Read More
  • August 08, 2014

    — by Gazette Report
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown recently applauded the Administration for implementing a rule that would protect the health of Ohio’s coal miners. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it is lowering the amount of coal dust that miners are allowed to be exposed to. Last month, Brown urged DOL to do everything in... Read More
  • August 08, 2014

    WARREN, Ohio -- Warren Steel Holdings resumed operations Thursday, following approval by state utility regulators of an arrangement that will allow it to pay reduced electric rates. The company shut down in late March, explaining that high energy costs made it uncompetitive, according to documents filed in June with the Public Utilities Commission... Read More
  • August 07, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Trade Organization's appeals board today upheld findings that China unfairly hoarded rare-earth materials needed by the United States and other countries for manufacturing.  This should force China to release more tungsten, molybdenum and other rare-earth materials, used by companies in the manufacture... Read More
  • August 06, 2014

    — by WSAZ News Staff
    McARTHUR, Ohio (WSAZ) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday that Sojourners Care Network in McArthur was awarded $1,100,000 to provide academic and job skills training for at-risk youth.. The money comes from the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) YouthBuild program. YouthBuild is an alternative education... Read More
  • August 06, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a bill that forces the Department of Transportation to “buy American.” “The U.S. government must take every opportunity to help improve our economy and create jobs for Americans,” Brown said Tuesday. Brown said the Invest in American Jobs Act would help ensure taxpayer dollars used in... Read More
  • August 05, 2014

    — by Staff reports
    WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Thirteen Members of Congress on Monday called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take immediate action to protect young people from what they call predatory e-cigarette marketing and distribution tactics that they claim are straight out of big tobacco's playbook. According to the journal Pediatrics, the... Read More
  • August 05, 2014

    — by Ryan Tracy, Victoria McGrane, and Christina Rexrode
    WASHINGTON—In a sweeping rebuke to Wall Street, U.S. regulators said 11 of the nation's biggest banks haven't demonstrated they can collapse without causing damaging economic repercussions and ordered them to try again. The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said bankruptcy plans submitted by big banks make "unrealistic... Read More
  • August 05, 2014

    — by Wilson Dizard
    As residents of Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding region recover from a weekend without access to usable tap water — the fault of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie — the crisis has set off new calls for stricter rules on the use the fertilizers that help contribute to the blooms. The algae bloom set off alarms on Saturday,... Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and more than a dozen Great Lakes senators sent a letter to John Gross, director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Asian Carp, expressing their commitment to find solutions to the threat of Asian carp and other invasive species to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River... Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    — by Benjamin Goad
    More than a dozen congressional Democrats urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Monday to move forward immediately on efforts to keep electronic cigarettes out of the mouths of children. The agency is currently working on a formal rule to bring the burgeoning e-cigarette industry under its regulatory authority, a move that will ban... Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    One local county has been awarded millions to help repair their roadways. On Sunday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that Jefferson County will be awarded $9.2 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    — by Associated Press
    RIPLEY, OHIO: Some members of Congress want the southern Ohio home of a former slave who helped other slaves to freedom brought into the national park system. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty say they have introduced legislation requesting a study of the feasibility of the John P. Parker House and Underground Railroad stop... Read More
  • August 03, 2014

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- So many openings for decent-paying jobs; too few workers with the skills to fill them. That is what the skills gap comes down to. Policymakers, employers, even jobless workers often point to the mismatch of applicants' skills with available openings as a primary reason that unemployment -- though improving -- remains stubbornly... Read More
  • August 02, 2014

    — by Kristen Mitchell
    A product once used as pesticide is being flavored like bubble gum and poisoning Ohio children. A small container of liquid nicotine — used for electronic cigarettes — can be poisonous and deadly if ingested. However, the easy-access packaging and tasty flavors don’t dissuade children from picking them up off the counter at... Read More
  • August 02, 2014

    — by Gretchen Morgenson
    Big bankers are usually good at arithmetic. But when it comes to assessing the benefits of their too-big-to-fail status, their calculators tend to go haywire. And yet, taxpayers have a right to know exactly how much their implied guarantees are worth to these huge and politically powerful institutions. So it is unfortunate that the new study by... Read More
  • July 30, 2014

    — by Amy Weiss-Meyer
    The narrative has become all too familiar. What legislators might once have treated as a routine vote to extend the solvency of a pre-existing government fund becomes a polarizing issue. (Just see last year’s federal government shutdown.) And that's likely to be the fate of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)—the taxpayer-funded... Read More