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  • April 29, 2013

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    Sen. Sherrod Brown is holding a new kind of town hallmeeting this week—a digital forum in which constituents can ask questions and make comments online, as well as vote for the queries they most want the Ohio Democrat to answer. The host for Brown’s event is “CrowdHall,” a new Internet tool that got its start in Cincinnati... Read More
  • April 26, 2013

    — by Bowdeya Tweh
    Ohio’s two U.S. senators and twelve others are asking a federal trade panel to extend duties on certain steel products from several countries. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, want the International Trade Commission to keep antidumping orders in place on steel concrete rebar imports from China, Ukraine, Latvia,... Read More
  • April 25, 2013

    — by Jacqueline Policastro
    The country's four biggest banks are nearly $2 trillion larger than they were before the 2008 Wall Street bailout. That's the claim from Senator Sherrod Brown. On Wednesday he unveiled legislation designed to prevent another bank bailout at taxpayers' expense. To read the rest of the article, click on the source link below. Read More
  • April 24, 2013

    PROGRESSIVES and conservatives can debate the proper role of government, but this is one principle on which we can all agree: The government shouldn’t pick economic winners or losers. In 2008, at the height of the financial crisis, the government stepped in and decided which Wall Street banks were so large and interconnected that they would... Read More
  • April 22, 2013

    — by Tristan Navera
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for an increase in the federal minimum wage at an event Friday at Blind Bob’s restaurant in Dayton. Brown called for the passage of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, proposed legislation which would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in three increments. It would also raise the minimum wage for tipped... Read More
  • April 18, 2013

    LORAIN — New legislation would help the economy by connecting local farmers with local shoppers who want fresh and nutritious food, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. The new Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act is a bill that addresses farming and food distribution by Ohio growers and would encourage consumers to buy Ohio-grown produce, Brown... Read More
  • April 15, 2013

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, says he sees a bright future ahead for NASA Plum Brook Station near Sandusky and NASA Glenn in Cleveland, and he’ll keep pushing NASA officials to protect Ohio’s interests. “No one has been talking about the amazing work SpaceX has been doing at Plum Brook,” Brown told reporters in a... Read More
  • April 15, 2013

    LOGAN — Sen. Sherrod Brown has re-introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (LFFJA) for inclusion in the Farm Bill this year. This bill promotes growth in local and regional food systems by expanding market access for farmers and ranchers and providing research and training in areas that support farm entrepreneur success. “Sen.... Read More
  • April 15, 2013

    — by Jim O'Bryan
    This morning U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced he is co-sponsoring the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act, legislation which would help crack down on fraudulently filed tax returns and speed the return of long-awaited tax returns to Ohioans whose identities have been compromised. Brown was joined by Thomas McIntosh, a Cleveland... Read More
  • April 11, 2013

    — by Stephen Koff
    Washington -- Several U.S. Senate Democrats hammered banking regulators and financial consultants Thursday for the mess they say resulted after consultants failed to sort through foreclosure improprieties. This is what can happen, said Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, when the government outsources its financial regulatory oversight. The consulting... Read More
  • April 11, 2013

    The city of Riverside Fire Department has been awarded more than $25,000 in federal grant money to help purchase protective equipment, vehicles and gear, Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday. Riverside will receive $25,200 for operations and safety from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency... Read More
  • April 10, 2013

    WASHINGTON — Millions of Ohio workers would receive a raise under new legislation supported by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The Fair Minimum Wage Act would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in three steps and provide the first minimum wage increase to tipped employees in more than 20 years. Brown held a news conference call... Read More
  • April 10, 2013

    — by Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Sherrod Brown assailed President Barack Obama’s plan today to reduce cost-of-living increases to many Social Security recipients, saying that “senior citizens didn’t cause’’ the 2008 recession and “they shouldn’t see their benefits cut.’’ In a conference call with Ohio... Read More
  • April 08, 2013

    WASHINGTON D.C. –Small businesses in Vinton, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties will now have access to federal resources to offset losses as a result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred between May 2 and May 4, 2012. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encourages eligible entities to apply for... Read More
  • April 07, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    During the final days of intense debate in 2010 over a bill aimed at preventing another financial meltdown such as the one in 2008, Sen. Sherrod Brown pressed for an amendment that would break up the biggest banks in country. Brown won the backing of 32 other senators for the measure, but three years later the idea hasn’t gone away. If... Read More
  • April 05, 2013

    Sen. Sherrod Brown has been named co-chair of the U.S. Senate Air Force Caucus. Brown, D-Ohio and a Mansfield native, will share the top spot in the caucus with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is also a member of the group, which includes 45 senators. The caucus sponsors briefings, base visits and meetings with Air Force... Read More
  • April 04, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, wants Major League Baseball to drop plans to modify pensions of its non-uniformed employees. Team owners are expected to discuss and vote on the future of its employee pension plans at their next meeting, May 8-9 in New York. "I love the game of baseball and want the employees who help... Read More
  • April 04, 2013

    — by Steve Bennish
    The U.S. Department of Defense has restored a rule mandating that steel armor plate purchased by the U.S. military be made in the United States, a move that will benefit Ohio steel companies. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, in announcing the decision Wednesday, said Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal and Cliffs Natural Resources, as well as Nucor in Marion,... Read More
  • March 29, 2013

    — by Jack Torry and Joe Hallett
    WASHINGTON — The Air Force will ship eight large transport planes to the Air National Guard base in Mansfield, a move that Sen. Sherrod Brown said could create as many as 180 new jobs for the base. By sending the turboprop C-130H planes to the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport, the Air Force is following through on a pledge by... Read More
  • March 28, 2013

    A crowd of more than 250 people welcomed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown at this week’s Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HWEC) Annual Legislative Meeting. Hancock-Wood is a major non-profit power provider in the Findlay and Hancock County area. HWEC CEO and President George Walton, who invited the senator to speak, said, “Senator... Read More