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  • April 23, 2014

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will start dredging Cleveland Harbor next month despite the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to allow it to deposit sediments into Lake Erie. For the rest of this year, it will continue to put sediment into a existing disposal facility near Burke Lakefront Airport,... Read More
  • April 21, 2014

    — by Staff Report
    With a recent report finding more than 75 percent of Ohio school districts without adequate kitchen equipment, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, recently announced more than $1 million in new federal funding to help Ohio school districts purchase kitchen appliances and equipment to help prepare fresh, healthy meals for students.  Brown has been... Read More
  • April 21, 2014

    — by Matt Thompson
    Perrysburg High School freshman Alyssa Knappins had some advice for her older sister about her college search after listening to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) talk Monday about legislation aimed at making the student loan process more affordable. “I’ll tell her she needs to do a lot of research on her loans, put some more money... Read More
  • April 19, 2014

    — by Carly Tamborski
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D0-Cleveland, a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, announced April 7 that new federal resources have become available to expand the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown. “Our veterans deserve first-class facilities that match the first-class service they have... Read More
  • April 18, 2014

    — by Richard Payerchin
    ELYRIA — Federal regulators should protect diamond saw blade makers from unfair Chinese trade, Ohio’s two senators said. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, have urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to use available data to determine tariffs on Chinese diamond saw blades. The tariffs on imported blades... Read More
  • April 18, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) praised President Obama’s initiative to improve worker training, but said Congress can do more to help by passing his bill.  “The administration’s initiative is an important step towards addressing our country’s skills gap,” Brown said. “Congress can continue this progress by... Read More
  • April 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, announced the availability of more than $18 million in new federal funding to help Ohio small business and manufacturers grow operations and create jobs by increasing access to available... Read More
  • April 17, 2014

    — by Tim Devaney
    Senate Democrats are urging the Federal Reserve to prohibit banks from investing in physical commodities like oil, gas and metals, because of the risks it poses to the U.S. financial system. Sens. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), chairman of a Senate banking subcommittee, and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) wrote to the Fed on Wednesday to express their concerns... Read More
  • April 17, 2014

    — by Tim Sandle
    Washington - With so-called “super bugs” on the rise, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill aimed at slowing down the rate of antibiotic resistant microorganisms. Senator Brown has introduced the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act. This is legislation aimed at combating antimicrobial... Read More
  • April 16, 2014

    — by Chuck Marr
    As Americans filled out their tax forms this year, millions of low- and moderate-income working families benefited from the Earned Income Tax Credit. That's important to note on this April 15, Tax Day, because the EITC not only encourages and rewards work but lifts millions out of poverty. That combination is the primary reason the EITC has enjoyed... Read More
  • April 16, 2014

    — by Pamela Banks
    Aleta from Mena, Arkansas, has had a hard time getting a decent rate on a car loan all because of a mistake on her credit report. The problem started when she received a bill that was caused by a computer glitch and not because of money she actually owed. She tried to resolve the problem but the company ended up turning the bill over to a... Read More
  • April 16, 2014

    — by Robert Atkinson
    Some pundits argue that American manufacturing is rebounding and returning to our shores. Others contend that manufacturing doesn’t matter anymore so we should not even focus on the sector. Neither of these views is accurate. America’s trade sector competitiveness depends on manufacturing and... Read More
  • April 15, 2014

    Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and 10 of his Congressional colleagues released a report that shows a dramatic increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes – to youth through candy and fruit flavored products, social media, and sponsorship of youth-oriented events. The report, “Gateway to Addiction? A... Read More
  • April 15, 2014

    The Senate Finance Committee has passed an amendment sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for retirees who lost their health care coverage — in addition to their pensions and other benefits — when the companies for which they worked either entered into... Read More
  • April 14, 2014

    — by Melissa Topey
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation that would provide incentives for manufacturers to invest in local communities hit hard by factory closures in the recession. His plan, the Manufacturing Communities Investment Act, would build on the New Markets Tax Credit, which expired at the end of 2013. “In manufacturing... Read More
  • April 14, 2014

    With the cinema and television industries contributing nearly 33,000 jobs and more than $1.1 billion to Ohio’s economy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) helped include a provision to the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, legislation passed this week by the Senate Finance Committee. The provision would extend... Read More
  • April 14, 2014

    — by Encarnacion Pyle
    Growing up, Paola Benefo thought of herself as a proud adopted American, benefiting because the U.S. is a melting pot of people from different countries, races and religions. She was born in Italy, the daughter of Ghanaian parents. When she was 5, her family moved to the United States for a life with more education and work opportunities, and they... Read More
  • April 11, 2014

    — by Jim Heath
    WASHINGTON - Saying that too many Ohioans are contacting his office reporting problems with credit reporting agencies, Sen Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill that would require credit bureaus to improve their investigations and remove inaccurate data from their records. "About one out of five people have had problems with their credit report,... Read More
  • April 11, 2014

    Legislation that would create public-private institutes similar to the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute - or ''America Makes'' - in Youngstown, to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing in the U.S. cleared a key committee hurdle Wednesday in the Senate. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act would make... Read More
  • April 10, 2014

    — by Jacqueline Klimas
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, said Thursday that Democratic lawmakers will continue to push for a vote in the House on extending unemployment insurance. “We’re going to continue to fight to do the right thing on minimum wage, on extending unemployment benefits,” he told MSNBC. “When Speaker [John] Boehner wakes up... Read More