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  • April 14, 2011

    SANDUSKY — The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown will host a Small Business Seminar at the BGSU Firelands on Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. to discuss opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses in Erie County. A representative from Brown’s office will be joined by members of the IRS, the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Export... Read More
  • April 14, 2011

    MADISON TOWNSHIP -- The Madison Township Fire Department has been awarded a $75,149 federal grant. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday the money has been awarded to Madison by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across... Read More
  • April 13, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling for a federal probe into the site-selection process for awarding four retired shuttles, saying the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ignored the “interests of taxpayers” by not sending one to Dayton, the Dayton Business Journal reports. Brown in a statement wrote that while NASA... Read More
  • April 13, 2011

    — by George Nelson
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is hopeful that a proposal he supports to allow Americans who don't itemize on their tax returns to deduct state and local property taxes fits into President Obama plans to address the nation's long-term debt.  Brown, D-Ohio, announced his support Wednesday for the Homeowner Tax Fairness Act, which... Read More
  • April 13, 2011

    — by Teresa Dixon Murray
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday proposed a bill that he said would help 1.5 million Ohio homeowners save an average of $450 on their federal income taxes. The Ohio Democrat said he is co-sponsoring the Homeowner Tax Fairness Act because all homeowners -- even those who don't itemize their federal income tax returns -- should be able to deduct... Read More
  • April 12, 2011

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants U.S. General Accountability Office to investigate the process by which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided to distribute four retired space shuttles to museums around the country. Dayton's National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will not get one of four retired space shuttles, Brown said. NASA... Read More
  • April 12, 2011

    — by James Oldham
    Jennifer Carlson noticed a disturbing trend. Cancer patients who'd been put on cancer clinical trials at the Ohio State Medical Center were losing their insurance, making routine care and continued assistance impossible. Carlson, the assistant vice president for external relations and advocacy at the medical center, came to the realization that... Read More
  • April 12, 2011

    — by Frank Lewis
    More than 60 employees at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Piketon might have been a minute too late to receive their earned health and vacation benefits when they transitioned over to their new employer Fluor Babcock Portsmouth. Now, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, is urging U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu to extend... Read More
  • April 11, 2011

    — by Angela Townsend
    Fifteen hundred dollars. That's the cost -- wait, let me restate -- that was the cost of one dose of Makena, the drug that the Food and Drug Administration approved in early February to help prevent preterm birth. If it weren't for the huge price hike announced by Makena's manufacturer, KV Pharmaceuticals, chances are you would have never... Read More
  • April 11, 2011

    — by Kellie Lunney
    Congressional lawmakers would have to wait until they reach the Social Security retirement age to access their federal annuity benefits under new legislation. Lawmakers now do not have to wait until they turn the Social Security retirement age -- which typically ranges from 65 to 67, depending on year of birth -- to tap their pensions. Under the... Read More
  • April 10, 2011

    Three major bus accidents in the Northeast, including the horrific crash on Interstate 95 in the Bronx that killed 15 passengers and critically injured several others, may finally spur Congress to mandate bus safety improvements. A bipartisan measure to require seat belts, roofs that can withstand a rollover, better windows to prevent passenger... Read More
  • April 10, 2011

    — by Lee Morrison
    Even if they don’t abuse drugs themselves, practically everyone feels the impact of drug-related crime, area authorities contend. Nationally, the theft of prescription drugs from delivery trucks and warehouses is up 350 percent and armed robberies of pharmacies is at an all-time high, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon Lake, who has... Read More
  • April 09, 2011

    — by Carl E. Feather
    Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Friday the U.S. Economic Development Administration will release $1.5 million to the Ashtabula County Port Authority for upgrades to Plant C. “That is fantastic news for Ashtabula County,” said Sean Ratican, Port Authority executive director. “Raw water from Lake Erie is one of Ashtabula County’s... Read More
  • April 08, 2011

    f you're planning on visiting Washington, D.C., this weekend for the Cherry Blossom festival, you might want to think again. Unless both sides of the political aisle come to an agreement, our government will be shutting down after Friday at midnight. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, reacted strongly to the possible shutdown on Thursday night. Brown... Read More
  • April 07, 2011

    — by William Laney
    A Democratic U.S. senator finds himself in strange territory — aligned with a conservative Republican special interest group. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation — the Shared Retirement Sacrifice Act of 2011 — to tie access of retirement benefits for members of Congress directly to the Social Security retirement... Read More
  • April 07, 2011

    — by Carl E. Feather
    Sherrod Brown’s shoes are made for walking —all over congressional retirement benefits. In a news conference Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Brown called out his fellow members of Congress and introduced new legislation that would require members of congress to work until the Social Security retirement age. Brown’s bill, the “Shared... Read More
  • April 07, 2011

    — by Steve Fogarty
    ELYRIA — Saying it’s time that members of Congress accustomed to privilege and comfortable salaries should get a taste of the real world, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday he will introduce legislation requiring them to wait until age 66 to collect their pensions. “The message is very simple, it’s time for members... Read More
  • April 06, 2011

    — by Dick Russ
    Federal legislation has been introduced to restore funding to Fugitive Safe Surrender, a life-changing program that began in Cleveland in 2004. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) proposed transferring funding of Fugitive Safe Surrender from the U.S. Marshals Service to the U.S. Attorney General's office, which would have flexibility in... Read More
  • April 05, 2011

    — by Joe Cogliano
    U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, both from Ohio, along with more than a dozen of their Senate colleagues, are calling for relief for the U.S. steel industry. The Senators sent a letter to the chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission in advance of an April 6 hearing to determine whether hot-rolled steel imports from Brazil,... Read More
  • April 05, 2011

    ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Lawmakers in Washington are trying to give law enforcement agencies an extra tool to keep drunken drivers off the roads. A proposed new bill co-sponsored by Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown would promote the installation of interlock devices in cars that measure the alcohol levels of drivers.If a driver is over the legal... Read More