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  • September 22, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms. A high level of phosphorous in the lake is a contributing factor to the algal blooms, and... Read More
  • September 20, 2014

    New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who experienced crop or production loss due to a winter freeze. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • September 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Critical funds to continue cleanup and prevent layoffs at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon were secured Thursday night. The funds are on top of the more than one billion dollars in federal funding that has already been secured for cleanup and redevelopment of the site. Nearly 2,200 jobs are related to... Read More
  • September 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who experienced crop or production loss due to a recent freeze. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Ashtabula, Geauga, Jackson,... Read More
  • September 18, 2014

    A bill sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., passed the House Monday. The bill would create a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation and bring together industry, higher education institutions, federal agencies and other levels of government to push manufacturing innovation. To read the full article, click the link... Read More
  • September 17, 2014

    — by Michael D. Pitman
    Ohio’s two U.S. senators are asking for $100 million out of a $16.65 billion private settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice in order to provide relief for some of the state’s hardest-hit counties, including several southwest Ohio counties. And the plan is to have this money funneled directly to the 22... Read More
  • September 16, 2014

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON —  The federal government reports that the number of people in Ohio without health insurance fell by 47,000 during the past year, one of 15 states which saw a decline in its pool of uninsured from 2012 through 2013. In a report released Tuesday by the U.S Census Bureau, the government concluded that 1.258 million in Ohio were... Read More
  • September 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of last month’s toxic algal blooms that threatened Toledo’s drinking water supply, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced new legislation that could help improve water quality throughout Ohio.  “Climate change has led to more frequent violent storms,” Brown said during a teleconference... Read More
  • September 14, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman, Jack Torry and Katharina Fiedler
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., this week in singing a letter to Federal Communication Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler urging the FCC to end a 1970s-era regulation which allows the NFL to black out broadcasts of a local sports game when the game does not sell out. The FCC plans to hold a vote... Read More
  • September 13, 2014

    — by Craig Kelly
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced that the U.S. Department of Health has awarded more than $884,000 in funding to four Ohio health centers, including Lima’s Health Partners of Western Ohio. The funding is through the Affordable Care Act and will allow the health centers to expand their... Read More
  • September 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following his letter to the Obama Administration, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has called on the Canadian government to end illegal trade subsidies that threaten cement jobs in Paulding County. Brown has previously called on the Obama Administration to examine Canada’s trade practices and ensure they are complying... Read More
  • September 10, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make Canada its home fortax purposes. In this increasingly common practice called “inversion,”... Read More
  • September 09, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently alerted state and local governments, higher education institutions, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and hospitals to $15 million in new funding to support innovation and business growth. To read full article, click the link below. Read More
  • September 08, 2014

    — by Gus Chan
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown presented medals earned for military service to six Cleveland-area veterans and their family members at Cuyahoga Community College today. The veterans served in wars ranging from World War II to the Vietnam War.  The ceremony took place at the Advanced Technology Training Center. To read the full article, click the link... Read More
  • September 05, 2014

    — by Tom Troy
    U. S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) toured a biological research station on Put-in-Bay today to focus on Ohio's algae bloom problem. Scientists told him phosphorous running off farm fields combined with climate change are causing dangerous algae blooms. Local tourism officials joined with Sen. Brown afterward in Catawba to discuss the impact on... Read More
  • September 04, 2014

    — by Kevin Niedermier
    Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says more needs to be done to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or so-called “super bugs.” Brown was at the Cleveland Clinic today discussing legislation he’s sponsoring to slow the spread.  Hard to kill bacteria with names like MRSA and C-diff are at the heart of Brown’s... Read More
  • September 04, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $12 million in new federal funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) today to combat algal blooms and improve water quality. The funds will help expand monitoring and forecasting of Lake Erie, while increasing incentives for farmers in the watershed to implement conservation practices that... Read More
  • September 03, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is optimistic legislation to standardize information- gathering on sudden unexpected infant deaths will become law by year’s end. Speaking at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley today, Brown, D-Ohio, said he is not aware of any opposition to the bipartisan Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and... Read More
  • September 03, 2014

    In the war against heroin raging in Marion County, Dr. Mark Piacentini doesn’t think he’s winning. “I’m alone, and I need help,” Piacentini said. “I have five people call a day (for treatment), and I have no room for them.” To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • September 02, 2014

    WASHINGTON — An overwhelming response has prompted federal lawmakers to dump an additional $1 million into a program that will offer farmers assistance in reducing runoff into the Western Lake Erie basin. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) announced in a news release today that the additional funding from the Natural Resources... Read More