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  • June 13, 2018

    — by Jack Torry
    Sen. Sherrod Brown is increasingly confident the final version of the $716 billion defense bill will not lead to the loss of any of the 8,000 civilian defense jobs in Columbus and Cleveland. The bill, which could win Senate passage as early as Thursday, does not include a House provision calling on the Pentagon to slash civilian defense jobs at... Read More
  • June 13, 2018

    — by Blade Staff
    WASHINGTON — Several provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill could help improve Lake Erie water quality, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said. Mr. Brown told reporters Wednesday that the bill, sent up by the Senate Agriculture Committee, brings a greater focus to improved soil health and water quality. It also brings more support to small and... Read More
  • June 03, 2018

    — by Britt Salay
    Committees in both the Senate and House approved bills increasing the oversight of foreign investment, all in an effort to slow down China when it comes to gaining sensitive U.S. technology. Identical bills were introduced to the committees that would strengthen the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), a federal agency that reviews... Read More
  • June 03, 2018

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) bipartisan bill to advance childhood cancer research, prevention and access to treatment. Brown’s bill, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research Act of 2017 (Childhood Cancer STAR Act), is also sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI),... Read More
  • May 29, 2018

    — by Chris Wetterich
    Congress should contribute funding to replace the Western Hills Viaduct by including money specifically for such structurally deficient bridges in proposed infrastructure legislation, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Brown, along with Cincinnati political and business leaders, appeared just beneath the decaying viaduct on Tuesday to tout the... Read More
  • May 29, 2018

    — by Howard Wilkinson
    Senator Sherrod Brown told WVXU today he hopes President Trump's on-again, off-again summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un takes place next month. Brown, a Democrat running for re-election this year, says he hopes his bill to levy more sanctions on North Korea if they do not cooperate will be part of the leverage Trump can use if he sits down... Read More
  • May 15, 2018

    — by Darrel Rowland
    Sen. Sherrod Brown wants U.S. Department of Education Inspector General Kathleen Tighe to probe the ECOT scandal as well as Ohio’s entire for-profit charter school industry. The Democratic senator’s letter stems from state Auditor Dave Yost’s audit released last week that referred possible fraud by the now-closed online school to... Read More
  • May 14, 2018

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown urged Senate leaders to scrap a key section of a House defense bill that could lead to the loss of thousands of civilian defense jobs in Whitehall and Cleveland. In a letter Monday to senators writing their version of the defense bill, the Ohio Democrat wrote that the House version “will negatively impact... Read More
  • May 10, 2018

    — by Plain Dealer Staff
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Saying that schools districts and families "deserve answers as to what happened to their money," Sen. Sherrod Brown on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission and local U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman to investigate Discovery Tours, the company that booked long-distance, out-of-state field trips for Ohio students. Brown said the... Read More
  • May 09, 2018

    — by Katie Ferrell
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- After the introduction of Tyler’s Law in the Ohio House, those who pushed for the bill say they now have their sights set on Washington. Tyler’s Law is named after Tyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old killed when the Fireball broke apart in the air at last year’s Ohio State Fair. It would require the Ohio Department... Read More
  • May 05, 2018

    — by Gerry Ricciutti
    LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said workers with the General Motors complex in Lordstown and the Valley in general have been betrayed by the automaker's own executives. Last month, GM announced it would eliminate its second shift in Lordstown starting in June. Executives have blamed the problems on... Read More
  • May 05, 2018

    — by David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he will fight to stop the potential privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Speaking Friday with local veterans at the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission, Brown called on the President Donald Trump Administration to nominate someone to head the Department of Veterans Affairs who has... Read More
  • April 26, 2018

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON -- A group of senators from both parties — including Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman — have introduced a bill that would authorize $20 million in grants to states to allow local police to buy sophisticated screening devices that can detect the synthetic opioid known as fentanyl. The bill would provide local... Read More
  • April 26, 2018

    — by Sheryl Roadcap
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday afternoon plans to introduce a bill aimed to help protect Ohio law enforcement officers from accidental opioid overdoes by providing them new portable, high-tech, drug screening devices for in the field. During the news conference call, held Wednesday, April 25, Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • April 26, 2018

    — by Amanda Fay
    Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are urging Ohioans to participate in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Through this opioid crisis, they said it's important to keep unused prescriptions drugs out of the wrong hands. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • April 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue investing in conservation programs that allow farmers to prevent runoff and protect water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin. During a hearing for the Senate Agriculture Committee this week, Brown condemned... Read More
  • April 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) -- A holocaust survivor from Central Ohio was in Washington on Wednesday to hear French President Emmanuel Macron speak to Congress. Fran Greenberg was born in Paris, but moved to the United States as a child. She has lived in Central Ohio for about 50 years and spends much of her time talking to children about her experience... Read More
  • April 24, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virgina, secured a provision in a bipartisan Senate package, the Opioid Crisis Response Act, to address the workforce shortage created by the addiction crisis. The provision is based on legislation the senators introduced earlier this month called the Collectively... Read More
  • April 23, 2018

    — by John Bush
    A new aircraft mission with 400 jobs could be coming to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base if Ohio lawmakers have their way. The Ohio Congressional Delegation, which includes U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Rep. Mike Turner (R-Dayton), is urging the Pentagon to locate the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator Organization... Read More
  • April 20, 2018

    Last week, I called for a full-scale public health campaign to fight the opioid epidemic. Getting Ohioans struggling with addiction the treatment they need must be a big part of that effort. But our investment can’t end there. We need to make sure recovering Ohioans have the job opportunities they need to get back on their feet. I’ve... Read More