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  • August 02, 2014

    — by Kristen Mitchell
    A product once used as pesticide is being flavored like bubble gum and poisoning Ohio children. A small container of liquid nicotine — used for electronic cigarettes — can be poisonous and deadly if ingested. However, the easy-access packaging and tasty flavors don’t dissuade children from picking them up off the counter at... Read More
  • August 02, 2014

    — by Gretchen Morgenson
    Big bankers are usually good at arithmetic. But when it comes to assessing the benefits of their too-big-to-fail status, their calculators tend to go haywire. And yet, taxpayers have a right to know exactly how much their implied guarantees are worth to these huge and politically powerful institutions. So it is unfortunate that the new study by... Read More
  • July 30, 2014

    — by Amy Weiss-Meyer
    The narrative has become all too familiar. What legislators might once have treated as a routine vote to extend the solvency of a pre-existing government fund becomes a polarizing issue. (Just see last year’s federal government shutdown.) And that's likely to be the fate of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)—the taxpayer-funded... Read More
  • July 30, 2014

    — by Tom Henry
    Though probably too late for this summer, Americans will get more options to ward off skin cancer if the U.S. Senate passes legislation similar to what the U.S. House of Representatives approved by a voice vote this week. The full House approved the Sunscreen Innovation Act, but a nearly identical bill remains mired in the U.S. Senate’s... Read More
  • July 28, 2014

    — by Peggy Sinkovich
    CLEVELAND – It comes in flavors like Cotton Candy, Fruity Loops, and even Gummi Bear. And it can be purchased just about anywhere, but it’s not candy. Concentrated liquid nicotine, used mainly for e-cigarettes, is something that concerns U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and he wants to change the way it’s packaged. Brown is... Read More
  • July 27, 2014

    — by NBC 24 Newsdesk
    Two Ottawa County airports will receive federal funds to rehabilitate runways from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a news release Friday that the Put-in-Bay Airport is expected to receive $1.2 million to repair pavement where airplanes refuel and unload and load baggage. The Erie-Ottawa International Airport... Read More
  • July 26, 2014

    — by Jen Lazenby
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, along with U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, IL-8, Wednesday announced their efforts to establish the Significant Event Tracker (SET), which would help veterans receive more effective treatment when needed. Brown explained the SET, which has been introduced in the Senate, would collect... Read More
  • July 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Friday that bipartisan manufacturing jobs legislation sponsored by himself and Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt moved one step closer to becoming law. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee passed the senators’ bipartisan manufacturing hubs bill, the Revitalize American Manufacturing... Read More
  • July 25, 2014

    US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is urging the Obama administration to protect Paulding County’s cement industry and the thousands of local jobs it supports.  In a letter to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, Brown called for the Administration to crack down on Canada’s attempt to illegally subsidize a cement plant... Read More
  • July 25, 2014

    — by Associated Press
    WASHINGTON: Dayton International Airport has been awarded more than $10.2 million in federal transportation funds for repairs to a runway. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the funding Friday.  To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • July 24, 2014

    — by Darrel Rowland
    Ohio’s two U.S. senators and a handful of U.S. House members have asked the Secretary of Energy to prioritize cleanup of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon after the contractor on-site at the plant announced layoffs of nearly 700 last week. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, joined five U.S. House members form... Read More
  • July 23, 2014

    — by Erin Kelly
    WASHINGTON – Bob McDonald's confirmation to become the next Veterans Affairs secretary was virtually assured Wednesday, after the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee voted unanimously to support him. VA Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he expects the full Senate to confirm McDonald "within days." EARLIER: I'll take 'urgent... Read More
  • July 22, 2014

    — by Chip Gerhardt
    Paving a successful path for your child’s future is a big part of what being a parent is all about. I am happy to say the path for my daughter, Anne, who happens to have Down syndrome, is on its way to being much easier as the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act advances through the 113th Congress. The ABLE Act will allow individuals with... Read More
  • July 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and a member of the 2014 veterans’ conference committee, introduced Robert “Bob” McDonald before the committee. McDonald, a veteran of the U.S. Army and former CEO of Procter and Gamble, is the nominee for... Read More
  • July 21, 2014

    — by Cindi Andrews
    This opinion is on behalf of the editorial board: Publisher Margaret Buchanan, Editor Carolyn Washburn, and writers Cindi Andrews, Krista Ramsey and Julie Zimmerman. One of Cincinnati’s finest is headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, and we urge our elected leaders to give him the support he will need there. The Senate is holding confirmation... Read More
  • July 21, 2014

    — by Norris Ledyard
    WAUSEON - The Ohio Farmers Union along with POET Biorefining, Superior Energy Solutions and First Federal Bank will hold a Farm Bill Implementation Forum on Friday, July 25 at Bowling Green State University. The farm bill forum will discuss the Price Loss Coverage, or PLC, a price-based assistance program and the Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC,... Read More
  • 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