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  • January 21, 2016

    — by Dave Russell
    The nutrition bill passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday expands the school lunch program. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown introduced a provision in the bill that ensures children will get nutritious meals during the summer. “Only about one-sixth of children in the free and reduced lunch program, whether it’s in a city, a... Read More
  • January 18, 2016

    — by Lindsay Kriz
    MEIGS COUNTY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Friday announced a new federal anti-poverty initiative that will expand to 11 counties in Ohio, including Meigs. This initiative is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is called the StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative. According to Brown, this initiatve identifies local... Read More
  • January 05, 2016

    — by Randy Ludlow
    Congress must step up and provide more money to help communities such as Columbus better detect and respond to San Bernardino-style terrorist attacks, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said today. “We need to ensure that those on the frontlines protecting us have the tools they need to respond to threats and keep Americans safe and secure,” Brown... Read More
  • December 26, 2015

    LOGAN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced earlier this month that as the Senate and House consider tax extenders legislation, the package will include his proposal to permanently extend expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which are two of the most important anti-poverty credits for families who... Read More
  • August 07, 2015

    — by Teresa Dixon Murray
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At a time when one out of five Americans has serious errors on a credit report, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is urging federal regulators to crack down on banks and credit bureaus whose files can have a huge impact on people's wallets. Brown, of Ohio, said in an interview this week that thousands of Ohioans are hurt by errors... Read More
  • August 05, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), introduced a resolution calling for greater research into sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease, and greater education and screening for sickle cell trait. “Sickle cell trait can lead to many medical complications – but too often,... Read More
  • August 05, 2015

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — On Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) collaborated with U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) to introduce the Stopping Medication Abuse and Protection Seniors Act, a bipartisan bill that is designed to prevent inappropriate access to opioids and improve patient care for at-risk... Read More
  • August 02, 2015

    — by Jake Kauffman
    The Delta Queen steamboat once again could carry passengers on the Ohio River during overnight boat trips. She was taken off the river because the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea treaty or SOLAS, prohibits wooden ships from carrying passengers on overnight trips due to fire dangers.  Delta Queen received exemptions from... Read More
  • August 01, 2015

    — by Emma Ockerman
    Dennis and Kate Stiner were appalled at how easy it was to access the pure caffeine that killed their 18-year-old son, Logan, last year. It’s on shelves in health and vitamin stores, available online for about $20, and comes with little to no warning label. All they could think was that their son’s death could have been easily... Read More
  • July 31, 2015

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, and two of his colleagues are asking Thomas Vilsack, President Obama's secretary of agricultural, to take immediate action to deal with harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Brown is asking Vilsack to develop a comprehensive strategy to aid efforts to deal with problems in the western basin of Lake Erie, and... Read More
  • July 29, 2015

    — by Staff Report
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of tomorrow’s 50th Anniversary of Medicare, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined new legislation designed to improve this critical health program by increasing access to more affordable prescription medications for seniors. A new report released by the Medicare Trustees found a 10.9 percent increase in... Read More
  • July 23, 2015

    — by Bob Downing
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday called for doing more to better protect Ohio communities by removing the older railcars transporting hazardous materials. “We’ve seen too many derailments of trains with unsafe cars, often carrying crude oil and other hazardous material. It’s time to put a stop to these dangerous and costly... Read More
  • July 23, 2015

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate leaders late Thursday backed off their attempted raid on a fund set up to deal with foreclosed housing and neighborhood blight -- a fund they wanted to tap for highway and bridge funding instead. With several other changes, this ends worries by land banks and housing advocates in Ohio and Michigan. The... Read More
  • July 21, 2015

    — by Jack Torry
    Five years after President Barack Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday the U.S. financial system “is safer, more stable, it works better for taxpayers, investors, and consumers” adding that the law “made it less likely that taxpayers will once... Read More
  • July 18, 2015

    — by Lisa Cornwell
    CINCINNATI — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Veterans Affairs police designated as law-enforcement officers with authority beyond VA property, citing an Ohio case in which a shooter fled a medical center. Ohio’s Democratic senator asked VA Secretary Robert McDonald for the change in a letter sent on Thursday. VA police officers currently... Read More
  • July 16, 2015

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON – There’s a little Cincinnati-style school reform in the Senate’s sweeping proposal to revamp No Child Left Behind, the much reviled-education law. The education bill, approved by the Senate Thursday, includes a provision modeled after Cincinnati’s community learning centers – full service schools that... Read More
  • July 13, 2015

    — by Amanda Smith
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was in Youngstown on Monday, building support for his plan to make dangerous oil trains a bit safer. Brown, D-Ohio, started working on this issue after 27 Investigates reported on major oil train routes crossing the Mahoning Valley. These routes transport millions of gallons of explosive... Read More
  • July 11, 2015

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — This week, the Senate is involved in debates over legislation to reform the No Child Left Behind law, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke out about the importance of improving education in Ohio. “We owe it to children and taxpayers to ensure that education provided in all of our classrooms is effective, no matter where... Read More
  • July 06, 2015

    — by Cristina Mutchler
    TOLEDO, OH - Every year more than 1,000 children become victims of human trafficking in Ohio. Experts say Toledo ranks as one of the top five places in the country for those crimes to occur, which is why Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is calling for new funding and resources to combat human trafficking in northwest Ohio. He initiated the... Read More
  • July 05, 2015

    — by Ed Gebert
    VAN WERT —U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) paid a visit to Blue Creek Wind Farm, north of Van Wert, on Thursday afternoon. While it was the senator’s first local wind farm visit, he stated that it was certainly not his first visit to a wind farm. Brown used the opportunity to highlight a job-training agreement between Iberdrola... Read More