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  • December 06, 2012

    — by William Laney
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is clear on the first step to avoiding the fiscal cliff — extend tax cuts for the middle class which would help nearly all Ohio taxpayers. On Wednesday, Brown called on House Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote as soon as possible on the Middle Class Tax Cut Act — legislation which already passed... Read More
  • December 06, 2012

    — by Kent Mallett
    HEATH — A U.S. Senate vote Wednesday sets the stage to correct a government mistake made nine years ago and to encourage business development at the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority. The Senate Defense Authorization Act, approved in a 98-0 vote, included an amendment to designate the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology... Read More
  • December 05, 2012

    — by Frank Lewis
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says funding for the American Centrifuge Plant (ACP) in Piketon was included in the Senate-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Brown worked with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to include $150 million for ACP in the NDAA, passed Tuesday. Brown said he is working to ensure... Read More
  • December 05, 2012

    — by Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — The Senate last night overwhelmingly approved a $631 billion defense bill that would prohibit the Air Force from eliminating six KC-135 refueling tankers at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The bill, which cleared the Senate by a 98-0 vote, must be reconciled with a version approved this year by the House. The bill... Read More
  • December 05, 2012

    — by Lisa Reicosky
    Don’t be surprised if in six years when he is running for re-election, Sen. Sherrod Brown’s campaign literature comes with a Rice Krispie treat or a lollipop. If so, credit Michael Groholy’s third grade class at Uniontown Elementary School. The students spoke with Brown on Tuesday by Skype and had the opportunity to ask him... Read More
  • November 30, 2012

    — by Aaron Portzline
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, read reports last week that the cancellation of the NHL All-Star Game will cost Columbus and central Ohio an estimated $12 million in revenue and $50 million in media exposure. Brown is looking for ways to help business in and around the Arena District that have been hurt by the lockout, now in its third month. The... Read More
  • November 25, 2012

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has asked the U.S. EPA to better inform Clyde Cancer Cluster families about developments in the agency's investigation. In a letter he sent Wednesday to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, Brown also asked the EPA to intervene in a dispute between Whirlpool and the current owners of the land known as Whirlpool Park. An agreement... Read More
  • November 21, 2012

    — by Sherrod Brown
    My mother, a schoolteacher in Mansfield, taught her sons that no matter what your station is in life, no one is too important or too busy to serve. This holiday season, I’m grateful for that lesson – and for the example set each day by so many in their communities. And I am most heartened by the sacrifices of hardworking Ohioans who... Read More
  • November 20, 2012

    — by Sherrod Brown
    The following is a guest column written for the Dayton Business Journal by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio: More Ohioans are getting back to work. And it is no surprise to me that the Dayton region is helping fuel much of our manufacturing job growth. After years of devastating plant closures – we lost more than five million manufacturing... Read More
  • November 15, 2012

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen Gannett
    It should come as no surprise that Sen. Sherrod Brown’s first post-election legislative push would be on campaign finance reform. After all, Brown won a second term in the U.S. Senate this past week despite a barrage of outside spending — about $40 million from conservative groups gunning for his ouster. On Wednesday, in a conference... Read More
  • November 14, 2012

    — by Gretchen Gregory
    COLUMBUS — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) is calling for campaign finance reform in the wake of last week's election in which Brown says more than $40 million in outside special interest money was spent against him while campaigning against Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R). The Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in... Read More
  • November 14, 2012

    — by Bob Blake
    LIMA — Fresh off a pricey re-election bid, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said he wants to see more accountability and disclosure in the nation’s campaign finance laws. Brown on Wednesday said momentum is growing and he hopes to soon see passage of the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act, or... Read More
  • November 14, 2012

    ELYRIA — Federal, state, county and city officials joined together yesterday in Elyria to celebrate the grand opening of BASF’s new production plant that will produce cathode materials used in lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will power full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. “What a great day,” Mayor Holly Brinda... Read More
  • October 17, 2012

    — by William Alden
    The debate over Wall Street regulation has tended to divide politicians along party lines. But on one issue at least, two senators, a Democrat and a Republican, see eye to eye. In a new letter to be sent to regulators on Wednesday, Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, and Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, argue for tougher rules on... Read More
  • October 17, 2012

    — by Danny Restivo
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown spent time here outlining new legislation that would help keep call-center jobs in the United States. “This is all about American jobs, and bringing work back into this country,” said Brown, D-Avon. The Democratic senator, who is seeking re-election in November, spoke Tuesday about the U.S. Call Center Worker and... Read More
  • October 16, 2012

    The Mahoning Valley has become home to several large call centers, and now U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling on Congress to help make sure those jobs stay in the U.S. Speaking at the United Steelworkers Local 2155 Hall in Niles on Tuesday, Brown outlined the bill that would require companies to notify consumers that their calls are being... Read More
  • October 12, 2012

    — by Jon Chavez
    With Owens-Illinois Inc. drawing closer to breaking ground on a $35 million expansion of its research and development center at its Perrysburg headquarters, the glass maker on Thursday was visited by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is working on a bill to restore the federal research and development tax credit that could help O-I. Research and... Read More
  • October 09, 2012

    — by Loveland Magazine
    In June, 50 members of the Loveland Girl Scout Service Unit traveled to Washington D.C. to attend Rock the Mall, a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts. During the trip, the group visited the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, Ford's Theater, the Smithsonian Museums, and the U.S. Capitol. While visiting the Capitol, the group... Read More
  • October 08, 2012

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Together, we can save lives if we properly dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Too many addicts and curious teens can get prescription drugs from the family medicine cabinet or from friends who no longer use the medication they were prescribed. In recent years, more Ohioans have died from accidental prescription drug overdoses than... Read More
  • October 04, 2012

    — by Dan Gearino
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, chose one of the largest and oldest manufacturers in Columbus as the place to push back against alleged unfair trade practices by China.  Speaking at Columbus Castings on the South Side this morning, he urged House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, to allow a vote on a trade measure that already passed the... Read More