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  • June 20, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Be careful where you buy those dog treats. That's the warning from Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown who says too many animals are getting sick, and he thinks he knows why. "On things like dog treats, things that Americans buy and use, thinking they're safe - we find that Chinese safety rules are not as strong as the government... Read More
  • June 19, 2014

    — by Sharon Coolidge
    The City Gospel Mission’s planned move to Queensgate and its mission to help more homeless people can go forward. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has told the agency as long as it complied with federal nondiscrimination laws, officials didn’t need to worry. And since, upon further review, the agency is complying, the... Read More
  • June 18, 2014

    — by Tom Frieden
    An op-ed in The Hill last Tuesday called on our country to arm our healthcare system with new weapons to combat the unseen enemy of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.  The tragic story of Marine Lance Corporal Johnathan Gadsden losing his battle with an antibiotic-resistant infection emphasizes the threat we all face: many infections... Read More
  • June 18, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    The House and Senate on Wednesday established conference committees to reconcile differences in legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate approved a motion to set up a conference committee came after the House appointed its conferees earlier Wednesday. “My goal is to get this legislation onto the... Read More
  • June 18, 2014

    — by Eugene Mulero
    New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker unveiled an amendment to a fiscal 2015 funding bill June 18 that would undo a provision that would suspend for one year a rule that puts limits on the time truckers can operate on roadways. This week, the full Senate is considering an expansive spending bill that includes proposed funding for transportation programs,... Read More
  • June 17, 2014

    — by Jacqueline Policastro
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (06/17/2014) – It is unwelcome news for pet owners: The Food and Drug Administration said more than 1,000 dogs died after eating pet treats from China. And, the Chinese jerky treats are linked to illnesses in thousands more. On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) chaired a Congressional hearing on tainted pet... Read More
  • June 16, 2014

    — by Edd Pritchard
    Between 1942 and 1945, Army Sgt. Glenn Reese found himself defending the Aleutian Islands from the Japanese. It was a cold, miserable place, Reese told his son, Terry, who lives in Massillon. When the war ended, Reese headed for home and never looked back. And he never received the medals that recognized his service to his country. That changes... Read More
  • June 16, 2014

    — by Danielle Wiener-Bronner
    President Barack Obama has asked members of his staff todraft an executive order that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT employees of federal contractors on the basis of their sexual preference or gender identification, according to the Huffington Post.  The official told HuffPost that, "the president's intentions are... Read More
  • June 16, 2014

    — by Sheryl Harris
    In the wake of last week's state Supreme Court victory for payday lenders, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to create rules that will reel in payday lenders not only in Ohio, but across the country. In Monday's letter, Brown urged bureau director Richard Cordray to make sure its payday rules are expansive... Read More
  • June 16, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Published: June 16, 2014 10:42AM With so many families struggling to make ends meet, many Ohio children are living in “food insecure” households, where parents don’t always have the resources to provide enough healthy food for their families. During the 2012-2013 school year, 630,000 Ohio... Read More
  • June 14, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new study by Nationwide Children's Hospital finds a growing number of accidents involving shopping carts. Experts are urging parents to stay more alert when their child is in a cart, and a lawmaker is calling for new regulations. Colin Myers and his mom Kim are no strangers to shopping carts. "I have two boys," said Kim... Read More
  • June 12, 2014

    — by Keith C. Burris
    A few weeks ago, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) came to Perrysburg High School to talk about student loans. Enlarge Student loans are supposed to help our young people — help them get in to college and then professional life. What they are doing today, instead, is crippling young people. Mr. Brown has two bills in the works, one of which would... Read More
  • June 11, 2014

    — by Rick Payerchin
    LORAIN — Although school is out for the summer, area children still will receive nutrition assistance at centers around Lorain County. More than 630,000 Ohio children received free or reduced-price lunches during the past school year, according to figures from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Office. For many, the lunches will continue in the... Read More
  • June 11, 2014

    — by Press Trust of India
    Ahead of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, two top American Senators have asked President Barack Obama to take immediate and necessary actions to crack down on currency manipulation. In order to protect American jobs and ensure the competitiveness of US manufacturers, Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Sessions called for the... Read More
  • June 11, 2014

    — by Rachel Podnar
    At a time when charges for borrowing money have hit nearly historic lows, students and those currently repaying federal student loans have been locked into older, higher rates. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown last week filed a bill looking to remedy this by allowing student loan debtors to refinance the way homeowners, businesses and local governments... Read More
  • June 10, 2014

    — by Blade Staff
    This story has been updated with new information. Toledo Public Schools will receive the majority of the local Head Start grant, with the rest going to a Pittsburgh-based, for-profit early education and child-care provider, according to U.S. lawmakers. A TPS-led community collaborative will receive about $8 million to serve 1,126 children,... Read More
  • June 10, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    A death within a family is devastating. Grieving family members deserve time to mourn their loss. But some parents who have co-signed a private student loan for their child have instead found themselves facing harassment from student loan servicers. After Delphos, Ohio native Andrew Katbi was killed in a tragic car crash just weeks before... Read More
  • June 10, 2014

    — by Keith Laing
    A group of Democratic senators called Tuesday for the Department of Transportation to end an "unacceptable" delay in implementing a ban on electronic cigarettes on airplanes.  The senators said Tuesday in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that the agency is two years behind schedule in finalizing rules that would ban the use of... Read More
  • June 09, 2014

    llegal dumping of steel pipe by South Korea into the United States has cost the jobs of hundreds of steelworkers including 40 at Warren’s Wheatland Tube mill, US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and company representatives charged. In a news conference inside the Dietz Road Northeast facility where pipes are produced for energy drilling, Mr Brown... Read More
  • June 09, 2014

    — by Renee Bouchard
    With White House officials visiting Ohio Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, announced his support for legislation aimed at ensuring accountability at the VA while improving the delivery of health care provided to our nation’s veterans. “Our... Read More