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  • December 03, 2013

    — by Thomas Doohan
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited the Pentair plant Monday in Ashland to talk to employees and get some ideas to take back to Washington, D.C. The Mansfield native met with employees in a conference room, taking questions and talking about manufacturing. Brown said one of the biggest problems still confronting American workers is the outsourcing of... Read More
  • December 02, 2013

    — by Julie Kent
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is co-sponsoring a federal bill that would offer financial incentives to states that require schools to have EpiPens on hand. The bill would provide funding for asthma control programs to states that ensure all schools maintain a supply of epinephrine, which is used to treat severe allergic reactions. At least in Ohio,... Read More
  • November 28, 2013

    In case you haven't heard, Ann Arbor is hosting once of the world's most famous gridiron games this Saturday, but the Border Battle isn't limited to Michigan and Ohio. Ohio State and Michigan fans around the world are placing bets on Saturday's game, including a city known for having plenty of its own rivalries - Washington, D.C. 13abc's Washington... Read More
  • November 24, 2013

    — by Diane Smith
    As lawmakers in Washington negotiate a new Farm Bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio called for a bill that provides a safety net for both farmers and people in need. During a recent media conference call the Ohio Democrat and two guests -- Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau, and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the... Read More
  • November 23, 2013

    — by Melissa Topey
    A Norwalk furniture executive says he supports a new bill to simplify tax rules for workers who are in another state for a short amount of time. The measure by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown would provide common rules for all 50 states. “We want our employees to spend their time in valueadded activities. We would rather our accounting team work on... Read More
  • November 22, 2013

    — by Bill Laney
    As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, touted the benefits of the Senate farm bill proposal that goes far beyond supporting farmers and their endeavors. “This is a jobs bill, an innovation bill, a nutrition bill, an economic development bill... Read More
  • November 22, 2013

    — by Jack Torry
    Even though the Ohio State-Michigan game is more than a week away, Sen. Sherrod Brown has made a friendly wager on the outcome with Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the Democratic candidate for the Senate next year in Michigan. At stake is a six-pack of Ohio-brewed Great Lakes Christmas ale or a six-pack of Michigan-brewed beer. “Ohio State vs.... Read More
  • November 21, 2013

    — by Barrie Barber
    Within days of the Doolittle Raiders final toast, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring the surviving airmen of the historic bombing raid with a Congressional Gold Medal, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, who introduced the legislation. The Senate endorsed the legislation by unanimous consent late Tuesday. The resolution awaits a vote in the... Read More
  • November 21, 2013

    — by Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown will back the tougher of two Senate Democratic measures aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military. Brown, D-Ohio, became the 52nd senator to back a defense-bill amendment sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., that would prevent military commanders from making any decisions in cases involving... Read More
  • November 19, 2013

    — by Carl Weiser
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is mixing politics and pigskin, calling on the Federal Communications Commission today to eliminate the sports blackout rule. The rule, established in the 1970s, lets the NFL black out television broadcasts of games that do not sell a set minimum number of tickets. The FCC, in a spinoff rule, requires... Read More
  • November 18, 2013

    On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will announce the passage of a new Federal law that will protect American children with severe allergic reactions. President Obama signed into law last week the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, bipartisan legislation that gives priority federal funding to states that require schools to maintain... Read More
  • November 15, 2013

    — by Jesse Hamilton, Cheyenne Hopkins
    Big banks’ disproportionate reliance on U.S. aid after the credit crisis reinforces the need for additional steps to ensure the end of too big to fail, Senators Sherrod Brown and David Vitter said. Brown and Vitter, co-sponsors of a plan to impose a 15 percent capital requirement on the biggest lenders, commented after the release yesterday... Read More
  • November 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of Wednesday's Commerce Committee hearing on manufacturing, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) held a news conference by phone to urge passage of a bill which he believes will establish a Network for Manufacturing Innovation to once again position the United States as the global leader in advanced manufacturing. The bill,... Read More
  • November 14, 2013

    — by Jamison Cocklin
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday continued to push for passage of a bill he introduced in August that would establish a national network of manufacturing innovation hubs, modeled after the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown. On a conference call with reporters, Brown said the legislation would bring together... Read More
  • November 11, 2013

    — by Larry Limpf
    A bipartisan group of senators from states in the Great Lakes area is pressing for more action on preventing Asian carp from harming the ecosystem. In a letter dated Nov. 6 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 16 senators asked the corps to quickly follow up on a study that is due to be soon completed with recommendations for addressing... Read More
  • November 08, 2013

    — by Larry States, Mike Ward
    Four Ohio legislators are sending a letter to Lockheed Martin asking the defense contractor to not close its Akron operation with 600 jobs affected. Senator Sherrod Brown and congressmen Tim Ryan, Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur all signed the letter. They says the company’s draft consolidation plan reportedly includes closing the Akron... Read More
  • November 07, 2013

    — by Michael Cohn
    A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the Senate with the goal of simplifying income tax collections for taxpayers who work in multiple states. Senators Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and John Thune, R-S.D., led a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act, legislation that would simplify... Read More
  • November 07, 2013

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    Talk about going against the grain. As Republicans and Democrats alike talk about trimming social safety-net programs to reduce deficits, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is pushing a proposal to increase Social Security benefits. “There are plenty of ways to … get in a better place in the budget,” Brown said in call with... Read More
  • November 05, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, who helped lead a Senate push to convince President Barack Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve, sat down with Yellen for about an hour today. The two met privately. Brown, D-Ohio, who wrote a letter earlier this year urging Obama to nominate Yellen that was signed by about a third of Senate... Read More
  • November 05, 2013

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Showing up to work with a contagious illness like the flu is turning out to be just as much an employment issue as a public health concern. Many with influenza are on the job because had they stayed home, they wouldn't have gotten paid. The start of flu season in recent years has often re-ignited the debate about whether... Read More