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  • July 07, 2014

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Congress returns to work tomorrow and topping the political agenda is replenishing the Highway Trust Fund, which funds road construction projects but will be insolvent by late August if action is not taken. Thus this morning’s news conference by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at the site of the $6 million project at U.S.... Read More
  • July 04, 2014

    — by Denise G. Callahan
    BUTLER COUNTY —  Military veterans deserve to be honored with monuments to their bravery, but they also have earned benefits and services the local, state and federal governments have struggled to provide, local legislators and veterans advocates say. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the 54-foot-long, black granite veterans’... Read More
  • July 03, 2014

    — by Teresa Salizzoni
    LOGAN — Some choose a life in the military to protect their country as the late George W. Davis did after joining the U.S. Army only three days after Pearl Harbor in 1941. Davis earned a series of medals, including a Purple Heart that not even his family knew about. Tuesday, those medals were presented in his memory to his eldest daughter,... Read More
  • July 02, 2014

    — by Nichole Hannahs
    Senator Sherrod Brown pushes for passage of legislation that will address the skills gap and match workforce development with the needs of the region. The Workforce Investment Act passed the Senate and is moving to the House. Senator Brown said this legislation will help train Ohioans for high paying jobs and provide employers with workers they... Read More
  • July 02, 2014

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    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- United States Senator Sherrod Brown was in the Ohio Valley on Wednesday, where he announced that the Senate passed legislation that would update the Workforce Investment Act. The Act is designed to help dislocated workers acquire the skills for high-tech jobs in their region. Brown said there is a disconnect between workers... Read More
  • July 01, 2014

    — by Jack Walsworth
    CLIFTON – A Vietnam veteran received his Purple Heart and Bronze Star medal on Tuesday – 43 years after he earned them. James Edward Bond Jr. , an Army combat medic in Vietnam, was also awarded the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign ribbon with device, Expert Badge with rifle bar and... Read More
  • July 01, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called for the passage of a bipartisan highway bill and more federal investment in infrastructure projects. “Infrastructure investments helped attract the workers, business, and investments that made America a superpower,” Brown said Monday. “We built the best infrastructure in the world, but have... Read More
  • July 01, 2014

    — by Barrett Brunsman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the federal government to prioritize buying a site in Greater Cincinnati to build a multimillion-dollar headquarters to consolidate two research laboratories operated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The senator urged Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who was confirmed by the Senate on June... Read More
  • June 27, 2014

    — by Jill Drury
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Centerville family is back home after making a plea to the U.S. Congress over the past couple of days. Awo Onwudiwe and her mother, Dr. Mamle Anim, asked lawmakers to make sure children are properly taken care of in the health care system. They want to see the advancement of care for children with complicated medical... Read More
  • June 26, 2014

    — by Julie Gallagher
    At a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, raised concerns that pet foods labeled as American-made may contain tainted ingredients from China, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Brown's unease is related to illness in 5,600 dogs, 24 cats and 1,000 dog deaths, with most cases... Read More
  • June 25, 2014

    — by Targeted News Service
    With Highway Trust Fund Set to Expire, Sen. Brown Announces Bill That Would Raise Funds For Transportation Projects and Protect Workers and Businesses by Addressing Tax Fraud and Worker Misclassification WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: With the Highway Trust... Read More
  • June 23, 2014

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON D.C.— Prevent Blindness held its 9th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” event here on June 19, bringing concerned citizens to meet with U.S. congressional and senate members and their staff to discuss vision care issues and share personal stories about the value of eye health care and the need for public health... Read More
  • June 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown urged Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to take measures to protect U.S. businesses and workers from unfair trade practices during a meeting with the cabinet officer Thursday. According to information provided by the Ohio Democrat's press office, Brown specifically called on the Commerce Department to impose... Read More
  • 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