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  • July 20, 2014

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Ohio has been awarded $1,277,698 in new federal resources by the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Of the funds, $1,236,596 comes from the regular Fiscal Year 2014 apportionment awarded to the states and... Read More
  • July 20, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON —  The latest skirmish in the protracted power struggle within the Republican Party is being waged over a little-known federal agency tasked with helping U.S. companies sell products to foreign customers. For 80 years, the Export-Import Bank has offered products, including loans and insurance, to U.S. companies hoping to... Read More
  • July 18, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    Measures to significantly reform the National Security Agency have the support of Ohio's senators. Both Sens. Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) said they favor reform of the spy agency, which has been criticized for collecting information on millions of Americans. Criticism of the NSA stemmed from last year's revelation, leaked by former agency... Read More
  • July 18, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    America's biggest source of fresh water, the Great Lakes, is getting attention from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  Measures to pressure communities to improve sewer systems, block invasive species from getting into the U.S. and fund continuing cleanup efforts in the Great Lakes are among the bills awaiting action in Congress. Chad Lord, policy... Read More
  • July 18, 2014

    — by Tim Devaney
    Payday lenders are the target of new legislation that would cap the fees they charge low-income customers for short-term loans. The Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act would restrict interest rates to no more than 36 percent in a move that would also affect companies that offer consumers other types of credit products.... Read More
  • July 18, 2014

    — by Nathan Pilling
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling on Congress to reauthorize the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Ex-Im, the official export credit agency of the United States, assists in financing the export of US goods and services to international markets. It does so by filling in gaps in private... Read More
  • July 17, 2014

    — by Brian Koeller
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of businesses in Ohio, as well as many more across the country, could have export operations hurt if Congress doesn’t reauthorize a bill set to expire in the fall. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday the country’s economy is getting better, but still has a long way to go. He added continued... Read More
  • July 16, 2014

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN — United States Steel Corp.’s Lorain Tubular Operations is among the steel pipe makers losing business because of cheap imports, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. On July 15, the U.S. International Trade Commission heard testimony about the steel market and how imported pipes from nine countries are hurting American-made pipes used... Read More
  • July 16, 2014

    — by Scott Halasz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was appointed to the joint Senate-House conference committee to finalize legislation that brings comprehensive reforms to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Last Tuesday marked the first meeting between the twenty-eight conferees. Brown is one of 14 senators on... Read More
  • July 16, 2014

    — by Bowdeya Tweh
    Local steel industry advocates are cheering a government decision to set duties on foreign imports that undercut prices fetched by U.S. products used in oil and gas exploration. The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided that tariffs will be added to imports of steel pipe from nine oil countries: India, South Korea, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia,... Read More
  • July 16, 2014

    — by Breaking News Staff
    OSGOOD, Darke County —  The Osgood Community Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $18,715 for operations and safety through a competitive federal grant program. The award is part of the round 13 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program, administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's... Read More
  • July 15, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    A coalition of Democrats has asked Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to expedite a ruling on the pensions of Delphi salaried retirees. During the 2008-2009 auto bailout, some 20,000 salaried Delphi retirees, including 5,000 Ohioans, saw their pensions cut by up to 70 percent as part of the aftermath of the GM bankruptcy, even as GM agreed... Read More
  • July 15, 2014

    — by Angela Townsend
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – While it's unlikely that new, more effective sunscreens will be available on shelves in the United States before the end of summer, members of Congress hope that a bipartisan effort gaining traction will put the Food and Drug Administration on notice about the need for better tools to help protect against skin... Read More
  • July 15, 2014

    — by Dave Russell
    Ohio has been awarded nearly $1.3 million to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Senator Sherrod Brown says funding from the Department of the Interior’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Gulf of Mexico’s Energy Security Act will help Ohio’s natural resources and create new outdoor recreation... Read More
  • July 15, 2014

    — by Michael Glimcher
    U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have both shown tremendous leadership by working with their congressional colleagues to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • July 14, 2014

    — by M.L. Schultze
    Senate Democrats are pushing for a vote on a bill early this week that would reverse the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says the bill shows Democrats understand middle America’s concerns better than the GOP. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports. The bill would ban for-profit companies from refusing to cover... Read More
  • July 13, 2014

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - The U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday that duties were being imposed on certain steel imports from South Korea and eight other countries for violating antidumping laws. In a preliminary determination earlier this year, the department found that South Korean steel producers, and those from the other countries, had not... Read More
  • July 10, 2014

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Wednesday announced that Ohio has been awarded $1,277,698 in new federal resources by the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to promote conservation and outdoor recreation. Of the funds, $1,236,596 comes from the regular Fiscal Year 2014 apportionment awarded to the states... Read More
  • July 10, 2014

    — by Holly Schoenstein
    Tallmadge — The U.S. Senate passed a bill July 10 that, if signed by President Barack Obama, would rename the Tallmadge branch of the Post Office the “Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr. Post Office Building.” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced the bill April 26, 2013. He partnered with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who sponsored the... Read More
  • July 09, 2014

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - A group of Democrats in the U.S. Senate including Ohio's Sherrod Brown today announced they'll introduce legislation to counteract the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision that allows companies with religious objections to birth control to not provide it in their workers' insurance coverage. Brown is... Read More