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  • March 27, 2014

    — by John Michael Spinelli
    As the March 31 deadline for signing up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act approaches next Monday, for the approximately 15 percent of Americans who are not already covered by a plan from their employer, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll released Wednesday finds that six in ten of the uninsured are... Read More
  • March 26, 2014

    With more than 220 home, property, and business owners in Allen County potentially facing drastic increases in the price of their flood insurance, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown applauded passage of a new bipartisan that would protect Ohioans from huge increases for their flood insurance premiums. Brown fought to pass the bipartisan Homeowner Flood... Read More
  • March 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. D-Ohio, met Tuesday with Mario Longhi, president and CEO of U.S. Steel, to discuss efforts to strengthen trade enforcement and protect American steelworkers and businesses. Among the concerns Longhi raised during a meeting at the senator’s Capitol Hill office was last month’s preliminary ruling by... Read More
  • March 25, 2014

    — by John Michael Spinelli
    Ohio senior U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown will host 40 Ohio college presidents Tuesday in Washington at an education conference focused on strengthening higher education. The gathering of academics in Washington comes amid reports that show most jobs now and into the future don't require more than a high school education, and the... Read More
  • March 25, 2014

    Ohio’s two U.S. senators are co-hosting 10 seminars for students interested in one of the country’s military service academies. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown announced the informational sessions today for those high school students that are considering a career in the Air Force, Army, Navy and Merchant Marines. The country’s... Read More
  • March 25, 2014

    New federal resources will allow for the construction of affordable housing units in Wood County. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Harbor Town Senior Residence, LLC in Wood County will receive a $1,450,000 loan from the USDA Rural Development branch's Rural Rental Housing Guaranteed Loan program. The total cost of the project is... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON — After a protracted and painful slump, American manufacturing has started to show new signs of life in Ohio and elsewhere. But the gains have been small and slow, with the state adding back only a fraction of the manufacturing jobs lost amid the Great Recession. With similar trends seen across the country over the last... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has released a new report showing that strengthening and enhancing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which Ronald Reagan called “the most effective anti-poverty program in the U.S.,” would impact 618,000 Ohioans; sixth most in the country. Brown is the author of the Working Families Tax Relief Act,... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Congress to pass his bill that aims to stop other countries from manipulating their currency. “As the Chinese government continues to push down the value of the yuan, the urgency for passing our bipartisan bill addressing currency manipulation rises,” Brown said Thursday in a press release. “We... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman have joined nine other regional senators in pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward on finding ways to keep the Asian carp from migrating from the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the Great Lakes. The letter asks the Corps of Engineers to move quickly in carrying out... Read More
  • March 21, 2014

    — by William K. Alcorn
    Relief and peace of mind are what Amber Beall, a single mother with an 8-year-old son, said she felt after she enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” is a federal law signed by President Barack Obama on March 23,... Read More
  • March 21, 2014

    Members of Congress stepped up pressure on the federal government this week for fast action to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but an official said Wednesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was awaiting instructions from lawmakers on how to proceed and money to pay for it. Eleven senators representing six of the eight states... Read More
  • March 21, 2014

    — by Jason Hawk
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to grow manufacturing in Ohio, and he’s using Oberlin as an example of how it can be done. In a conference call with reporters last Wednesday, he pitched expansion of New Market Tax Credits in what he called “first of its kind” legislation. Those credits drove $60 billion in private investments... Read More
  • March 20, 2014

    — by HRC Staff
    HRC is again on the ground in the Buckeye State! Continuing the momentum of last fall’s successes passing theEmployee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through the U.S. Senate with bi-partisan support, including that of Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, Michael Overholser is leading the effort in Ohio to secure Representative... Read More
  • March 20, 2014

    — by John Kuntz
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and other state and Cleveland officials gathered at Cuyahoga Community College's metro campus to help promote the upcoming deadline to sign up for Obamacare March 19, 2014.  The tour called "Countdown to Get Covered" stopped in Cincinnati and Columbus to encourage folks to sign up for health care coverage before the... Read More
  • March 19, 2014

    — by Bernie Becker
    Democratic proposals to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) would help roughly 15 million taxpayers, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. Both the White House and leading Democrats on Capitol Hill have said that workers without children should have greater access to the EITC, a key tax break for the working... Read More
  • March 19, 2014

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN — Water quality will get better at Lorain’s Lakeview Park with a new project to be paid for with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lorain will get $500,000, one of four grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake... Read More
  • March 19, 2014

    — by Randy Tucker
    With less than two weeks left to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the group leading the national enrollment effort is canvassing Ohio, reaching out to throngs of uninsured residents with a simple message: If you think you can’t afford health insurance, think again. “A lot of people have gotten financial... Read More
  • March 19, 2014

    — by Evan Weese
    American Share Insurance, a Dublin-based private insurer of credit unions deposits, is pushing for legislation that would open theFederal Home Loan Bank system to the institutions it serves. Bills have been put forth by Ohio Sens.Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and by Ohio Reps. Joyce Beatty and Steve Stivers, with... Read More
  • March 18, 2014

    — by Jessica Noll
    HEBRON, Ky. – One Ohio leader is challenging the Kenton County Airport Board's effectiveness after a year of newsworthy ups and downs, and is demanding change as well as a more prominent voice for Ohio on the board.  U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, wrote a letter to to fellow Democrat, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, to... Read More