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  • July 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Thursday joined a group of senators in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure hungry Ohioans do not lose access to the healthy and local fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods they can purchase at farmers markets, according to a press release from Brown’s... Read More
  • July 15, 2018

    Later this year if we’re lucky, some groundwork laid in Columbus this past week could help to steady a precarious national house of cards known as multiemployer pension plans. These plans were the subject of a Statehouse rally on Thursday and an unusual congressional field hearing – the only one being held on this topic in the nation... Read More
  • July 15, 2018

    COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - From Utah to Alabama and points in between, retirees rallied at the Ohio Statehouse to demand actions to save their pensions last week. The pensions of more than 60,000 Ohioans and more than 1 million Americans are at risk, making times difficult for retired steelworkers, coal miners, tobacco workers, teamsters and more. The... Read More
  • July 15, 2018

    Washington lawmakers are getting ready to iron out the details for next year’s national defense funding and one Ohio Senator will be part of the process. Senator Sherrod Brown has been named to the committee that will work an agreement between the house and senate versions of the national defense authorization act.  The Senate version... Read More
  • July 13, 2018

    — by Jessica Smith
    WASHINGTON (WDTN) - Federal officials say the U.S. lost 200,000 call center jobs between 2006 and 2014.  A group of Midwestern Senators including Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says this has to stop.  Senator Brown says he often hears the same complaint about calling a customer service line.  “I often get someone that... Read More
  • July 13, 2018

    — by Jim Provance
    COLUMBUS — Jim and Roberta Dell thought they had a plan for retirement. But then Jim, an employee of Spangler Candy Company of Bryan, died from cancer in 2015, and Roberta, at age 65 and the chief steward of the company’s union, now faces potentially severe cuts in the pension she’s spent 46 years on the job building. “None... Read More
  • July 13, 2018

    — by Owen Daugherty
    Both of Ohio’s U.S. senators, among those tasked with finding a bipartisan solution to the nation’s pension crisis, confronted the devastation in a Statehouse hearing room Friday. The rare field hearing of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Pensions was the first staged outside of Washington — and potentially the last... Read More
  • July 12, 2018

    — by Julie Carr Smyth
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio’s capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect. “It’s everything, mostly, because you worked all of them years,” said Duane Ross, 61, of Cadiz, who spent... Read More
  • July 12, 2018

    — by Jackie Borchart
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- About 5,000 people rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday to urge Congress to aid more than 200 multi-employer pension plans at risk of failing. They came from as far as Utah. They carried signs and sang union songs. And they shouted their message over and over again: Fix it. The pension funds cover more than 1.3 million... Read More
  • July 07, 2018

    — by Ernie Brown
    The Senate last week passed a bill that makes modest modifications to farm programs and which now heads to the House. The legislation renews farm programs such as crop insurance and land conservation. Farm programs are set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts. But one of the things in that bill, thanks to the efforts of Ohio’s two... Read More
  • June 26, 2018

    — by Thomas Gnau
    DAYTON — An expansion of a crucial intelligence organization on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has moved forward another step with Senate approval Monday evening. A bill including $116 million for new construction at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), based at Wright-Patterson, passed easily, with senators... Read More
  • June 26, 2018

    — by Lauren Stebelton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) secured $7.6 million in funding for the construction of an automated multipurpose machine gun range at Camp Ravenna's Joint Military Training Center Monday. Brown secured these funds as part of the Military Construction Appropriations Bill expected to pass the Senate. The bill must now be reconciled... Read More
  • June 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Some of the Mahoning Valley’s elected officials are speaking out against General Motors’ decision to build its Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico, an announcement made as the GM Lordstown plant laid off about 1,200 workers. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, today decried the decision and shared a letter he sent to GM CEO... Read More
  • June 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) secured $7.6 million in funding for the construction of an automated multipurpose machine gun range at Camp Ravenna’s Joint Military Training Center. Brown secured these funds as part of the Military Construction Appropriations Bill. The bill must now be reconciled with the U.S. House... Read More
  • June 22, 2018

    — by Andy Chow
    Ohio’s top Democratic elected official is fighting the state’s process when it comes to scratching voters off the rolls. The new bill is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving Ohio’s voter roll cleanup process. A bill from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says no voter should be kicked off the rolls just because they... Read More
  • June 22, 2018

    — by Staff Reports
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D -- Ohio, welcomed 35 Ohio college presidents to Washington as he hosted his 11th annual College Presidents Conference on Thursday. Brown office said he hosts the conference each year to help connect Ohio college presidents with one another, as well as lawmakers, federal agencies, and other education experts. Among those... Read More
  • June 22, 2018

    — by Owen Daugherty
    More than 5,500 workers in Whitehall were relieved Monday when the U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense spending bill that didn’t keep a House provision that could have slashed the number of civilian defense jobs at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and the Defense Logistics Agency. On Friday, Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard said... Read More
  • June 18, 2018

    — by John Bush
    A provision to keep research jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been included in the new Defense Authorization Bill. The bill, which passed the Senate in a vote Monday night, would block the U.S. Department of Defense from moving forward with plans to transfer a key program away from the Air Force Research Laboratory, which is... Read More
  • June 13, 2018

    — by Katie Nix
    The bipartisan Farm Bill from the U.S. Senate’s Agriculture Committee passed Wednesday morning and will include provisions to protect Lake Erie. In a news conference call, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, who sits on the committee, said the bill will include the Give Our Resources the Opportunity to Work, or GROW, Act, which will invest... Read More