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  • February 11, 2014

    Ohio's senators want to meet with the U.S. energy secretary to promote a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio. Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican and Cleveland Democrat Sherrod Brown recently wrote jointly to Secretary Ernest Moniz, saying they'd like to get a project progress update, discuss its future, and ask how they can help the Department... Read More
  • February 10, 2014

    YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Sherrod Brown was in town to tout a bipartisan plan that would change a little-known Medicare rule that causes seniors to be unexpectedly hit with large costs for necessary post-acute medical care. Brown, D-Avon, speaking today at St. Elizabeth Health Center, said that under current Medicare policy, enacted Oct. 1, 2013, a... Read More
  • February 10, 2014

    — by Brittany Schock
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), in an appeal consistent with the Richland Community Development Group’s “Be Focal Buy Local” movement, is urging the U.S. government to stop purchasing products from foreign contractors. With his proposed Wear American Act, Brown hopes to change the current law that requires federal agencies to... Read More
  • February 10, 2014

    — by John C. Fisher and Josh Knights
    After months of debate, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate reached a bipartisan agreement on the nation’s Farm Bill and moved swiftly to pass it. The Ohio Farm Bureau and The Nature Conservancy join in congratulating our elected leaders for building on past successes to agree on legislation that will help insure a... Read More
  • February 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Ohio’s U.S. senators are interested in going straight to the secretary of energy to discuss the future of the American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon. Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, in December 2011 jointly introduced a bill to move the project along by providing $150 million in research,... Read More
  • February 07, 2014

    — by Jim Hetzer
    Senator Sherrod Brown has sponsored bills in 2007 and 2013 that address the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions where many of the most serious antibiotic resistant bacteria occur and are spread. One of the major dangers of replacement and transplant surgeries is getting MRSAor other... Read More
  • February 07, 2014

    — by Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced a new bill Thursday that would require the federal government to only buy textiles, such as uniforms for federal workers, that are made in America. “We cheer for American athletes in the field. We ought to be cheering for American workers in the factory,” Brown told ABC News. “It’s... Read More
  • February 06, 2014

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) praised the Senate's passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642) on Monday, Feb. 4, following passage by the House last week. This landmark five-year legislation includes key provisions to strengthen the links between the nation's working agricultural lands and its quality of... Read More
  • February 06, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown applauded an announcement by CVS that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores and pharmacies by October 2014 and begin a national campaign to help millions of Americans quit smoking. CVS/Caremark’s decision comes on the heels of a resolution Brown introduced recognizing the 50th anniversary of the... Read More
  • February 05, 2014

    Following President Obama’s State of the Union call to extend unemployment insurance, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Congress to come together to pass the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. Brown’s legislation would extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits for more than 128,000 Ohioans who will be... Read More
  • February 05, 2014

    — by Thomas Gnau
    Two Ohio senators and a congressman are pressing the government to impose duties on a foreign competitor of a local paper manufacturer. In a letter released Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and U.S. Rep. Mike Turner took issue with an “administrative review” in December that placed no duties on imports from Koehler... Read More
  • February 05, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dairy prices are safe. Sugar will still get subsidies but farmers of some other crops will see their price supports more closely tied to need. And food stamps are preserved for the most part, at least in Ohio. For these reasons among others, both of Ohio's U.S. senators voted Tuesday afternoon to pass the long-stalled... Read More
  • February 04, 2014

    Following President Obama’s call to enhance critical refundable tax credits for working families, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged passage of his Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2013, legislation originally introduced with U.S.  Sen. Dick Durban (D-Ill.). The Act makes permanent provisions of the American Tax Payer Relief Act... Read More
  • February 04, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he is disappointed by United Airlines' decision to downsize its Cleveland operations. He suggested he doesn't consider United's announcement the last word. "For years, the city of Cleveland and its workers have loyally served United and Continental in order to make the Cleveland hub one of the best in... Read More
  • February 03, 2014

    — by Mary Vanac
    Manufacturers that use a significant amount of corn, soybeans or other agricultural ingredients to make their products may get a boost from the emerging farm bill. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said yesterday that parts of the bill could guarantee bio-based manufacturer loans and hold the federal... Read More
  • February 03, 2014

    The Ohio National Guard said Friday that the federal government will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. The study will help determine whether the former Ravenna Arsenal could be a feasible location for an additional missile defense site in the continental United States. “It is... Read More
  • January 31, 2014

    — by Taylor Dungjen
    There was one rookie who impressed veteran firefighter Stephen Machcinski. The new guy on Engine 3 seemed all right — he had experience, an infectious and larger-than-life personality. James Dickman appeared to be an all-around good guy and good firefighter. “That was something Steve rarely did, talk about new guys,” Pvt. Jim... Read More
  • January 30, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — When the federal government began designating historically black colleges and universities as land-grant institutions in 1890, Central State University in Wilberforce seemed like a natural fit. It had an agricultural-education program. It had a strong tradition of serving African-American students. It was a public university,... Read More
  • January 30, 2014

    Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Nathan Barna received medals he had earned during his time in the Army Reserve in a ceremony this week at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon Lake, assisted Barna, in receiving the medals, which included the Bronze Star. To read the full article, please click the source link... Read More
  • January 29, 2014

    — by Dave Russell
    While the topic of his weekly conference call with reporters on Tuesday was the President’s State of Union address and his call for Congress to strengthen the middle class, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said when it comes to the Farm Bill agreement, he had plenty of input. “I spoke with Senator Stabenow yesterday on the phone, yesterday in... Read More