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  • 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
  • March 09, 2013

    — by Brenda J. Linert
    The private companies and engineering students are working every day to develop new, efficient ways to make products go together like peanut butter and jelly, said center director Ed Morris on Friday morning. The public-private educational partnership in Youngstown's National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, or NAMII, is working out so... Read More
  • 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