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  • March 22, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C (WTVG) - United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the government funding measure Congress is expected to pass this week. Last year, the President proposed eliminating GLRI and the Senators worked together to... Read More
  • March 21, 2018

    — by David Singer
    WASHINGTON D.C. — A bill that would protect victims of sex trafficking has passed the Senate and is awaiting the president's signature. The bipartisan measure was led by two Ohio lawmakers. The new law will hold internet sites accountable for hosting ads for sex trafficking. A federal law passed more than two decades ago protecting web sites... Read More
  • March 20, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Monday congratulated the Wheelersburg High School Science Bowl team on winning the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Regional Science Bowl competition. In April, students will compete in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C. To read the full article, click the link... Read More
  • March 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encourage Ohioans interested in 2019 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination. “I am particularly honored as a United States Senator to have the privilege every year of nominating a number... Read More
  • March 19, 2018

    — by Editorial Board
    At or near the top of ANY list of underrespected and underappreciated sectors of the Mahoning Valley economy must rank customer-service call-center jobs. Some may be surprised to learn that more than 4,200 people work at major call center operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, including Infocision in Boardman and Austintown, VXI Global... Read More
  • March 17, 2018

    — by Heath Harrison
    March 17--WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, says he has introduced legislation he said is aimed at protecting call center jobs in Ohio and the U.S. The senator's office cited a new report from the Communications Workers of America, which they said shows banks are "aggressively offshoring call center jobs outside of the U.S., even... Read More
  • March 17, 2018

    — by Josh Ellerbrock
    WASHINGTON D.C. — The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension, co-chaired by Sen. Sherrod Brown, held its first of five meetings this past Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Sen. Rob Portman is also a member of the bi-partisan committee. Formed to solve a pension crisis affecting 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers, the... Read More
  • March 17, 2018

    — by TIMES STAFF
    Sen. Sherrod Brown and others are tilling up new farming-related legislation. Brown alongside two Republicans and a Democrat have introduced legislation to improve federal conservation programs and support farmers by refocusing federal investment to improve water quality and soil health, and do it all, as Brown's office claims, "while also... Read More
  • March 15, 2018

    — by Staff Report
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation to keep call-center jobs in the United States. “Most Americans want to support American jobs by buying American whenever they can and that includes the customer service they get from call centers,” said Brown, a Cleveland Democrat. The U.S. lost 200,000 call-center jobs between 2006 and... Read More
  • March 12, 2018

    CLEVELAND -- Sen. Sherrod Brown was the keynote speaker at a manufacturing summit Monday. The summit was hosted by the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • March 10, 2018

    March 10--WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (DOhio) is among those urging the health insurance industry to step up its response to the opioid epidemic. In 2016, the opioid crisis accounted for more than 63,000 deaths nationwide. "We need to change the status quo, and that starts with insurers taking a hard look at their coverage policies,"... Read More
  • March 10, 2018

    — by Todd Cummins
    Brown co-sponsored the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing School Violence Act with numerous senators from both sides of the aisle, including republican senators Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. The bill will provide grant to train school personnel, students, and law enforcement in proven practices to identify signs of violence.  Plus... Read More
  • March 08, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined colleagues in proposing a new plan to create jobs and invest in American infrastructure. Brown has offered to work with President Trump to pass bipartisan legislation to address the nation’s infrastructure needs, rather than passing the cost on to drivers, cities and communities... Read More
  • March 08, 2018

    — by Dave Sess
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – President Trump showed some flexibility this afternoon while signing orders to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The president stuck with his initial plan and signed proclamations that will start import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. They go into effect in 15 days. To read the... Read More
  • March 05, 2018

    — by Michael Williamson
    Several U.S. senators across the country are urging insurance companies to do their part to combat the opioid epidemic. Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ed Markey (D-MA) led an effort to send a letter to the companies which outlined their concerns with addiction treatment coverage. The letter was signed by 15 senators and sent to Aetna, AHIP,... Read More
  • March 05, 2018

    — by M.L. Schultze
    More than 100 Teamsters and other union retirees and active members crowded into a union hall in Canton Sunday morning to get an update from Sen. Sherrod Brown on what it may take to save their pensions. The crisis that could affect 60,000 Ohioans and a million-and-a-half workers and retirees. Brown was appointed last week to co-chair an unusual... Read More
  • March 03, 2018

    — by Don Koralewski
    Many of them work long, hard hours, and many times have to put up with bad attitudes, insults and sometimes abuse. They are waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service industry employees who pay their bills through tips. “Tips belong to the workers who earn them,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, during a telephone press conference... Read More
  • March 01, 2018

    — by Chuck Martin
    In his telephone press conference Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown lashed out at a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule that could cause workers who depend on tips to lose "billions" of dollars. Brown said the Department of Labor proposed a rule in December that would allow employers to collect the tips earned by waiters and other workers who... Read More
  • March 01, 2018

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Cleveland, says a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor is unfair for workers who live on tips. The proposed rule is about encouraging tip pooling, which would spread tips to multiple workers. But Brown says the rule would allow employers to keep workers’ tips if they chose and does not require... Read More
  • February 26, 2018

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown will co–chair a bipartisan commission tasked with solving a pension crisis that has put more than 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees’ pensions at risk. The Ohio Democrat, who had unsuccessfully pushed a bill aimed at preserving pensions, made the creation of the commission a... Read More