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  • April 10, 2013

    — by Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Sherrod Brown assailed President Barack Obama’s plan today to reduce cost-of-living increases to many Social Security recipients, saying that “senior citizens didn’t cause’’ the 2008 recession and “they shouldn’t see their benefits cut.’’ In a conference call with Ohio... Read More
  • April 08, 2013

    WASHINGTON D.C. –Small businesses in Vinton, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties will now have access to federal resources to offset losses as a result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred between May 2 and May 4, 2012. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encourages eligible entities to apply for... Read More
  • April 07, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    During the final days of intense debate in 2010 over a bill aimed at preventing another financial meltdown such as the one in 2008, Sen. Sherrod Brown pressed for an amendment that would break up the biggest banks in country. Brown won the backing of 32 other senators for the measure, but three years later the idea hasn’t gone away. If... Read More
  • April 05, 2013

    Sen. Sherrod Brown has been named co-chair of the U.S. Senate Air Force Caucus. Brown, D-Ohio and a Mansfield native, will share the top spot in the caucus with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is also a member of the group, which includes 45 senators. The caucus sponsors briefings, base visits and meetings with Air Force... Read More
  • April 04, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, wants Major League Baseball to drop plans to modify pensions of its non-uniformed employees. Team owners are expected to discuss and vote on the future of its employee pension plans at their next meeting, May 8-9 in New York. "I love the game of baseball and want the employees who help... Read More
  • April 04, 2013

    — by Steve Bennish
    The U.S. Department of Defense has restored a rule mandating that steel armor plate purchased by the U.S. military be made in the United States, a move that will benefit Ohio steel companies. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, in announcing the decision Wednesday, said Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal and Cliffs Natural Resources, as well as Nucor in Marion,... Read More
  • March 29, 2013

    — by Jack Torry and Joe Hallett
    WASHINGTON — The Air Force will ship eight large transport planes to the Air National Guard base in Mansfield, a move that Sen. Sherrod Brown said could create as many as 180 new jobs for the base. By sending the turboprop C-130H planes to the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport, the Air Force is following through on a pledge by... Read More
  • March 28, 2013

    A crowd of more than 250 people welcomed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown at this week’s Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HWEC) Annual Legislative Meeting. Hancock-Wood is a major non-profit power provider in the Findlay and Hancock County area. HWEC CEO and President George Walton, who invited the senator to speak, said, “Senator... Read More
  • March 27, 2013

    — by Katie McGraw
    A big job fair was held in Cambridge today. It all came together thanks to a collaborative effort between Chambers of Commerce, ten Ohio counties and U.S. Senator Sherrod brown's office. More than 50 businesses in various fields like healthcare, oil and gas, tourism and transportation participated. They were looking to fill positions in their... Read More
  • March 22, 2013

    WARREN - U.S. Sens. from Ohio Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Republican, are urging President Barack Obama's administration to meet with Delphi salaried retirees to ''pursue efforts'' that would restore their pensions and benefits. In a letter Wednesday to Jacob Lew, Brown and Portman ask the Treasury Secretary to review a proposal... Read More
  • March 22, 2013

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown from Ohio is pushing federal transportation officials to speed up changes called for in a bus-safety measure that became law last summer. Brown sent a letter this week to the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation asking to move more quickly on implementing driver training and operator... Read More
  • March 21, 2013

    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Senators from both sides of the aisle are urging President Obama to end the over 12-year war in Afghanistan and provide a minimal number of American troops past 2014. In a letter sent Wednesday, Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Democrats Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown stepped across party lines to form a union against... Read More
  • March 20, 2013

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Ohioans fail to get income tax refunds or credits for which they are eligible because they don't bother to file for them -- or don't know how. So U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today launched a website to help. It has links and contact information for getting tax forms and for learning about eligibility for... Read More
  • March 19, 2013

    — by William Lambers
    United States Sen. Sherrod Brown has been a longtime advocate for the school lunch program in Ohio and across the country. He is currently trying to expand summer feeding to reach more children in need. Brown is also advocating for school meals abroad as an important piece of U.S. foreign policy. The UC News Record reported on Brown's recent visit... Read More
  • March 18, 2013

    — by Tristan Navera
    U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, joined forces to call for a crackdown on a foreign paper company they say hurts domestic paper companies. Portman (R-OH), Brown (D-OH) and Turner were part of a bipartisan group of eight members of congress that sent a letter to the Department... Read More
  • March 18, 2013

    — by Joshua Jamerson
    Most people probably think wrestlers are supposed to be strong and be able to lift things up, but a group of wrestlers who train in Columbus said they needed a U.S. Senator — and the federal government — to lift their cause high enough for people to hear it. Senator Sherrod Brown spoke today at the Ohio Regional Training Center in... Read More
  • March 17, 2013

    — by Jeff Gelles
    What was the biggest shortcoming of 2010's massive Dodd-Frank financial reform - a flaw that still threatens the U.S. economy and all who rely on it? One answer pops up with remarkable consistency from across the political spectrum: the belief that the law didn't actually solve the problem that some financial institutions are so large that they're... Read More
  • March 15, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement in response to Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) support of gay marriage: “I’m glad Sen. Portman has joined the growing majority of Americans who support full civil rights for our gay and lesbian family, friends, and neighbors. Practicing family values... Read More
  • March 12, 2013

    Ben Bernanke recently shared with the Senate Banking Committee that the nation’s largest banks receive a generous subsidy, in everything but name. The Federal Reserve Board chairman explained that because the banks are viewed as “too big to fail,” the government coming to the rescue to prevent a greater calamity, they borrow money... Read More
  • March 11, 2013

    — by Victoria Finkle
    WASHINGTON - Sens. Sherrod Brown, a liberal Democrat, and David Vitter, a conservative Republican, rarely agree on contentious issues, but the two lawmakers have forged an unlikely partnership targeting the country's largest banks. The Senate's latest odd couple say their alliance to end "too big to fail" took root last summer during a... Read More