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  • March 09, 2013

    — by Mike Konczal
    Attorney General Eric Holder said something in Senate testimony that many had thought, but had never heard admitted at a high government level. “I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them,” Holder said. Too big to fail, in other words, has... Read More
  • March 08, 2013

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, will make his first tour through the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute this morning. He will call for the creation of a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and tout the Mahoning Valley’s example as a key first step. Brown played a large part in bringing the first NAMII pilot to... Read More
  • March 08, 2013

    — by Jesse Hamilton
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said he and Senator David Vitter are working on a bipartisan bill to force big banks to set aside even more capital than currently required to assure they won’t need government bailouts. The Ohio Democrat and Louisiana Republican have been working in tandem to keep the biggest banks -- such asJPMorgan Chase &... Read More
  • March 07, 2013

    — by Danielle Douglas
    U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told lawmakers that some financial institutions have become “so large” that it makes it “difficult for us to prosecute them.” Holder’s admission bolsters criticisms that federal prosecutors are deeming some banks “too big to jail,” a charge that lawmakers and... Read More
  • March 07, 2013

    — by Frank Lewis
    More than 1,200 seniors in Scioto County have saved a total of $1 million, thanks to the donut hole in Medicare being partially closed, according to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Brown held a news conference outlining his three-point plan to reduce the deficit by lowering prescription drug costs for consumers and taxpayers. Brown, who chairs... Read More
  • March 06, 2013

    — by Molly Shockey
    After returning from a congressional trip to Haiti, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is urging the continued assistance for the country. “[The situation] has improved significantly due partly to our government, but more, probably, because of what regular people have done to assist Haiti, but it’s not all the way back yet,” Brown... Read More
  • March 05, 2013

    — by Elise Viebeck
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) slammed Republican proposals to raise Medicare's eligibility age as a slap in the face to working-class people.  Addressing a hospitals conference Tuesday, Brown motioned to his own suit and tie and said "people who dress like this — we can retire later."  "The people who are cleaning your hotel room, the... Read More
  • March 04, 2013

    — by Heather Rutz
    LIMA —The annual trip is a decades-old tradition, timed while Congress is in session and before the spring planting season begins. This week, about 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members will travel to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress on top agriculture issues and get educated on topics such as health care reform, global markets, and trade and food... Read More
  • February 28, 2013

    — by Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Multi-trillion dollar financial institutions continue to get richer, exerting more and more control over both America's economy and its political system. The top 20 largest banks' assets are nearly equal to the nation's gross domestic product. Now, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with unlikely ally Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), is... Read More
  • February 28, 2013

    — by Julie Kent
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is joining the ever-growing chorus of voices speaking out against the International Olympic Committee's decision to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics beginning in 2020. Penning an opinion piece on the matter, Brown says points out that wrestling is not only a historical Olympic sport, but also has a proud tradition in... Read More
  • February 20, 2013

    The National Association of Wheat Growers announced their choices for the 2012 Wheat Advocate Award this week, an award given annually to Members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm. Two of the recipients of the 2012 award are U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs. Read More
  • February 20, 2013

    — by Joselyn King
    WHEELING, W.Va. - President Barack Obama wants to launch at least three more manufacturing "hubs" to spur technology innovation in business, and local lawmakers want him to know the Ohio Valley has many vacant properties available for use. Obama said in his State of the Union address that he wants to expand his National Network for Manufacturing... Read More
  • February 16, 2013

    — by The Plain Dealer Editorial Board
    International Olympic Committee executive board members say they have nothing against wrestling; they just have to keep the summer games from getting too crowded. And so this week, they decided that the world's best wrestlers -- men and women, freestyle and Greco-Roman -- will have to roll up their mats and get off the world's biggest athletic... Read More
  • February 15, 2013

    — by Tom Troy
    A Springfield High School student with cystic fibrosis and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) teamed up today in Toledo to promote the need for more research on juvenile diseases. Rachel Burns, 15, and Senator Brown joined in a news conference at Toledo Children's Hospital, along with Rachel's family, caregivers, and hospital officials to promote... Read More
  • February 15, 2013

    — by Pat Galbincea
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have reversed their decision about selling Cuyahoga County properties to speculators and others and will continue to sell to the Cuyahoga Land Bank. HUD and the land bank reached a nine-month agreement Friday that will enable the county to buy low-valued,... Read More
  • February 11, 2013

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama addresses the nation tomorrow night from the Capitol, many Clevelanders will be watching on TV. But Gwendolyn "Cookie" Hall will watch the speech live. She's the guest of Sen. Sherrod Brown, who invited the steelworker to use his extra ticket. She is also there to help Brown make a point: Given the right... Read More
  • February 10, 2013

    — by George F. Will
    WASHINGTON — With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of “Les Miserables,” hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio’s senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo — and of conservatives’ support. He wants to... Read More
  • February 06, 2013

    — by Rick Payerchin
    LORAIN — A new law would ensure money to pay for dredging of Ohio’s ports, including Lorain.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday reintroduced the Harbor Maintenance Ace, which would ensure money deposited in the federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund would pay for maintenance, operations and construction at federal ports.“The Lorain... Read More
  • February 03, 2013

    The importance of companies offering sick leave to their employees and its effect on morale and productivity were the focuses of a joint conference call held by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio business owner Heather Rocco-Geissler, CEO of Challenger Aviation Products Inc. The call between Brown and Ohio media was Wednesday. “(Offering sick... Read More
  • February 02, 2013

    — by GRETCHEN MORGENSON
    TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER left the Treasury Department last week after four years as secretary. So how did he do? As financial adviser to the president in the tumultuous years immediately after the credit crisis, Mr. Geithner had immense sway over the government’s approach to all things economic. For everyday Americans, his major tasks... Read More