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  • November 21, 2013

    — by Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown will back the tougher of two Senate Democratic measures aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military. Brown, D-Ohio, became the 52nd senator to back a defense-bill amendment sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., that would prevent military commanders from making any decisions in cases involving... Read More
  • November 19, 2013

    — by Carl Weiser
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is mixing politics and pigskin, calling on the Federal Communications Commission today to eliminate the sports blackout rule. The rule, established in the 1970s, lets the NFL black out television broadcasts of games that do not sell a set minimum number of tickets. The FCC, in a spinoff rule, requires... Read More
  • November 18, 2013

    On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will announce the passage of a new Federal law that will protect American children with severe allergic reactions. President Obama signed into law last week the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, bipartisan legislation that gives priority federal funding to states that require schools to maintain... Read More
  • November 15, 2013

    — by Jesse Hamilton, Cheyenne Hopkins
    Big banks’ disproportionate reliance on U.S. aid after the credit crisis reinforces the need for additional steps to ensure the end of too big to fail, Senators Sherrod Brown and David Vitter said. Brown and Vitter, co-sponsors of a plan to impose a 15 percent capital requirement on the biggest lenders, commented after the release yesterday... Read More
  • November 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of Wednesday's Commerce Committee hearing on manufacturing, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) held a news conference by phone to urge passage of a bill which he believes will establish a Network for Manufacturing Innovation to once again position the United States as the global leader in advanced manufacturing. The bill,... Read More
  • November 14, 2013

    — by Jamison Cocklin
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday continued to push for passage of a bill he introduced in August that would establish a national network of manufacturing innovation hubs, modeled after the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown. On a conference call with reporters, Brown said the legislation would bring together... Read More
  • November 11, 2013

    — by Larry Limpf
    A bipartisan group of senators from states in the Great Lakes area is pressing for more action on preventing Asian carp from harming the ecosystem. In a letter dated Nov. 6 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 16 senators asked the corps to quickly follow up on a study that is due to be soon completed with recommendations for addressing... Read More
  • November 08, 2013

    — by Larry States, Mike Ward
    Four Ohio legislators are sending a letter to Lockheed Martin asking the defense contractor to not close its Akron operation with 600 jobs affected. Senator Sherrod Brown and congressmen Tim Ryan, Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur all signed the letter. They says the company’s draft consolidation plan reportedly includes closing the Akron... Read More
  • November 07, 2013

    — by Michael Cohn
    A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the Senate with the goal of simplifying income tax collections for taxpayers who work in multiple states. Senators Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and John Thune, R-S.D., led a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act, legislation that would simplify... Read More
  • November 07, 2013

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    Talk about going against the grain. As Republicans and Democrats alike talk about trimming social safety-net programs to reduce deficits, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is pushing a proposal to increase Social Security benefits. “There are plenty of ways to … get in a better place in the budget,” Brown said in call with... Read More
  • November 05, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, who helped lead a Senate push to convince President Barack Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to the chairmanship of the Federal Reserve, sat down with Yellen for about an hour today. The two met privately. Brown, D-Ohio, who wrote a letter earlier this year urging Obama to nominate Yellen that was signed by about a third of Senate... Read More
  • November 05, 2013

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Showing up to work with a contagious illness like the flu is turning out to be just as much an employment issue as a public health concern. Many with influenza are on the job because had they stayed home, they wouldn't have gotten paid. The start of flu season in recent years has often re-ignited the debate about whether... Read More
  • November 05, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    While some Republicans – and even a handful of Democrats – argue that entitlements such as Social Security need to be scaled back in order to get a handle on the nation’s debt, consider Sen. Sherrod Brown on the other end of the spectrum. Brown, D-Ohio, announced yesterday that he supports a bill that would increase benefits for... Read More
  • November 01, 2013

    Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland, Brown said the largest banks in the country have benefited from the government’s “too big to fail” policies at the expense of smaller lending institutions. And, he said, they invest in a wide array of products knowing the government could bail them out if the market turns sour. “If big... Read More
  • November 01, 2013

    — by Mollie Warner
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen.Sherrod Brown has announced his plan to reduce unemployment among returning Ohio troops. Currently Ohio's unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is at 13.9 percent, which is nearly double the rate for the rest of the state. Since 2002, the number of veterans who receive unemployment has dramatically gone up,... Read More
  • August 28, 2013

    — by Sherrod Brown
    On August 28, 1963, an Ohio River Valley native stood on the marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial with Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant leaders of many ethnicities, races, and ages. They gathered to share their stories – and to call on our country to live up to its ideals. Fifty-years ago, a young, red-haired auto-worker and labor organizer... Read More
  • July 26, 2013

    — by Ian Katz & Cheyenne Hopkins
    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is introducing legislation that would give the Federal Reserve more flexibility in regulating systemically important insurance companies such as American International Group Inc. (AIG) The Senate bill, whose sponsors include Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and Nebraska Republican Mike Johanns, is meant to... Read More
  • July 26, 2013

    — by Bob Ivry
    When the Federal Reserve gave JPMorgan Chase (JPM)approval to trade physical commodities in 2005, it prohibited the bank from expanding into the commodity storage business to minimize its exposure “to additional risks.” Five years later, JPMorgan bought one of the world’s biggest metal warehouse companies. While the Fed... Read More
  • July 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, met Thursday with senior management leaders from India’s Apollo Tyre to urge them to protect Ohio workers and jobs. Apollo Tyre is buying Cooper Tire for more than $2 billion. Cooper has been based in Findlay since 1914. The merger would potentially make Apollo the seventh largest tire... Read More
  • July 25, 2013

    — by Ryan Scott Ottney
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wednesday outlined efforts to crack down on bank holding companies (BHCs) physical commodities operations, and shed light on the effect these activities have on consumers and manufacturers. Brown’s office released a list of more than 60 breweries in Ohio that are affected by bank-owned aluminum warehouses. By... Read More