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  • July 23, 2012

    A new program by Montgomery County aims to help military veterans find a new career, according to WDTN-TV 2. U.S. Sen. Sherrod brown was at the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission in Dayton Sunday to talk about the details of the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and to promote the effort to encourage people to apply. To read the... Read More
  • July 23, 2012

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today asking the league to revise its new blackout policy. The letter praises the NFL’s step to adopt a new policy, which came after months of pressure from the three, as well as from Sports Fans Coalition,... Read More
  • July 19, 2012

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — When U.S. athletes attend opening ceremonies for the Olympics next week, they’ll be wearing uniforms made in China — but that’s the last time that will happen, Sen. Sherrod Brown vows. The Ohio Democrat is part of a group of lawmakers from both parties who protested last week after hearing that the uniforms were... Read More
  • July 19, 2012

    — by David Skolnick
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is spearheading a new “Buy America” plan to require the federal government to buy apparel that is 100 percent American-made. There are exemptions for apparel types not made in the United States, he said Wednesday during a conference call. Current Buy America statutes require only 51 percent of apparel products... Read More
  • July 18, 2012

    — by Michelle Nicks
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown native and fashion designer Nanette Lepore has joined forces with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to save the garment district and American jobs while also committing to a new "Buy America" plan. During a conference call for news media outlets on Wednesday, the Senator discussed his proposal to boost domestic... Read More
  • July 17, 2012

    Writing for the majority in the 2010 Citizens United case, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made it clear that while he and his colleagues could not find a constitutional basis to bar corporate and union money from the political arena, they saw no problems with laws requiring the disclosure of campaign contributions. Disclosure "provides... Read More
  • July 17, 2012

    By welcoming the American Veterans Traveling Tribute participants to the area, Ohioans in Seneca and Hancock counties are showing the deep gratitude we owe to service members, veterans and military families, as mentioned in a recent Advertiser-Tribune editorial ("Thanks to you, they're welcome," July 12). We all have a role in ensuring veterans and... Read More
  • July 17, 2012

    — by Leon Bibb
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - When the author of the phrase "war is hell" uttered those words, he probably had in mind men like Donald Arnold, of Beachwood, who sat quietly during a special ceremony on Monday. The service honored Arnold for his actions in 1945 when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. When a German artillery shell crashed into the... Read More
  • July 16, 2012

    — by Allie LaForce
    The 2012 London Olympics kick off on July 27 and U.S. Olympic athletes will be dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue uniforms… made in China. The American athletes will be competing for their country, but dressed in uniforms manufactured in its biggest economic competitor. “People on the Olympic Committee should be ashamed of... Read More
  • July 16, 2012

    — by Kristin Byrne
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Private First Class Donald Arnold, a World War II veteran, will receive a Purple Heart after years of trying to obtain the honor. Arnold, now living in an assisted living facility in Beachwood, will also receive eight other replacement medals including the Silver Star and Bronze Star. According to a news release, Senator Sherrod... Read More
  • July 15, 2012

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging Ohio veterans to take advantage of a federal jobs retraining assistance program aimed at matching veterans with high-demand jobs. Brown, D-Ohio, cosponsored a bill last year aimed at hiring veterans. Among the provisions in the bill was one that offers job retraining assistance to veterans between 35 and 60. The program... Read More
  • July 14, 2012

    Following an ABC News report revealing that Team U.S.A.’s Olympic uniforms for the Opening Ceremony are made in China, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Friday said he is calling on the U.S. Olympic Committee to utilize American clothing manufacturers for this year’s uniforms and use domestic clothing makers for future Olympics,... Read More
  • July 13, 2012

    Bill and Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio are fired up about the Team U.S.A. Ralph Lauren Olympic uniforms that were made in China. Brown says this plays into the offshoring issue around Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and “people who think offshoring is just another way to pad the bottom line.” Brown also says the problem with... Read More
  • July 13, 2012

    — by Frank Lewis
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), says an Associated Press news report detailing increasing numbers of “prescription tourists” traveling to Georgia—often from Ohio—to obtain prescription painkillers has spurred him to urge the state’s governor, Nathan Deal, to act to crack down on “pill mills” in... Read More
  • July 13, 2012

    — by Donna Cassata
    WASHINGTON — Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue — but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming. Republicans and Democrats railed yesterday about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese-manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile... Read More
  • July 12, 2012

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN — A new program offers job training for veterans who have trouble finding work. The sign-up period has started for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, authorized last year through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Sen. Sherrod Brown used his weekly conference call to promote the program, which might cover eligible veterans in Lorain... Read More
  • July 12, 2012

    — by Barrie Barber
    Unemployed veterans have asked for job retraining assistance in “record numbers” weeks before the deadline for a federal program to train prior service members for civilian work, a Department of Veterans Affairs program official said. More than 32,600 veterans have applied for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program nationwide,... Read More
  • July 11, 2012

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    One of the biggest jobs bills to clear the Senate this session — one that could create or save two million jobs at no cost to taxpayers — passed with strong bipartisan support more than 200 days ago. Now, it’s time for the House of Representatives to act.  American workers and American manufacturers can compete with anyone.... Read More
  • July 11, 2012

    — by Howard Wilkinson
    The deadline is fast approaching for a federal program that would assist unemployed and under-employed military veterans with job training. More than 31,000 veterans nationwide have already applied for the 45,000 spots open in the first round of a job training program made possible under the federal VOW to Hire Heroes Act, a bill co-sponsored by... Read More
  • July 11, 2012

    Out of tragedy comes an affirmation across the aisle to save lives going forward. That should be the positive result of the just-enacted Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act that President Barack Obama signed into law Friday. It's past time for such common-sense bus-safety measures as required seat belts and harnesses, reinforced windows,... Read More