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  • December 07, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Increased exports are critical to economic recovery and to our nation’s long-term economic growth. Export growth means business expansion and job growth. And — when coupled with steps to curtail anticompetitive trade tactics — it is the key to reversing chronic trade deficits with China and other major global trade... Read More
  • December 07, 2010

    — by William Hershey
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Monday introduced a resolution to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, negotiated at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The peace talks ended years or ethnic warfare in which thousands were killed and more than two million displaced in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, a press release... Read More
  • December 05, 2010

    — by Donna Smith
    (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday they were optimistic about striking a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers and continue emergency jobless aid for millions of long-term unemployed Americans. President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders want to extend the cuts only for low- and middle-income Americans, arguing... Read More
  • December 04, 2010

    — by Larry Ringler
    General Motors Co. should follow the $4 billion contribution it made Thursday to pension plans for its workers and retirees by doing "the right thing" for Delphi Corp. retirees' pensions, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Friday. "General Motors did right by their current and retired employees by paying into the pension fund, and now it's time... Read More
  • December 04, 2010

    8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walsh University, Barrette Business Center, 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. Free. RSVP by e-mail, brown_rsvp@senate.gov or call 216-522-7272. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • December 03, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    We all know the devastation that foreclosures inflict on American communities, homeowners, and families. Communities are left with vacant proprieties and a depressed tax base. Neighbors see their property value decline and their neighborhoods subjected to more crime. Families face uncertainty and lose the security of having a roof over their head.... Read More
  • December 02, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON—Federal lawmakers should stay on the job through Christmas Day unless Congress approves an extension of unemployment benefits, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said today. Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked over extending benefits that are running out during the holiday season for tens of thousands of Ohioans - and 2 million... Read More
  • December 02, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday attacked Republicans who support what he called tax cuts for the wealthy while failing to support extended unemployment benefits for those struggling to find jobs. During a conference call with Ohio reporters on the day the existing extended jobless benefits expired, Brown said he is determined to have Congress... Read More
  • December 01, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is one of more than two dozen Senate Democrats who have signed on to a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, urging a one-year extension of unemployment benefits. The House Nov. 18 rejected a bill extending benefits for three months. With... Read More
  • November 30, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Regarding the Nov. 18 editorial "How not to make a deal": In negotiating a trade deal with South Korea, President George W. Bush's administration wrote off American manufacturers. As it stands, the proposed South Korea deal would phase out U.S. tariffs on Korean autos without ensuring meaningful access for American-made cars in the largely closed... Read More
  • November 30, 2010

    — by Robert Wang
    What is unemployment compensation? If you lose your job due to no fault of your own, you’re not on strike and you’ve worked in that job a sufficient period of time, you’re eligible while unemployed to receive benefits equal to half of your gross salary, up to a weekly cap of between $375 and $508, depending on the number of your... Read More
  • November 30, 2010

    — by Jamila T. Williams
    LORAIN — A $48,000 grant awarded to the Lorain Fire Department in February will now be put to good use. The grant, which is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, was recently used to purchase new life-saving equipment, comprised of tools used to pry and cut open vehicles to rescue those... Read More
  • November 29, 2010

    — by Mark Curnutte
    MOUNT GILEAD – Paige Sales, wearing a white T-shirt on which she had written “Free Bernard” in red and blue marker, walked out of the visitation room Saturday afternoon at the Morrow County Jail. Tears fell from her eyes. Sales, 18, had just talked through glass on a phone with Bernard Pastor, her prom date and fellow 2010 Reading... Read More
  • November 24, 2010

    — by Mark Curnutte
    The potential deportation of 2010 Reading High School graduate Bernard Pastor has been delayed for at least several weeks. Meghan Dubyak, a spokeswoman in the Washington office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told the Enquirer on Tuesday that Brown received notice that Department of Homeland Security officials – of which Immigration of Customs... Read More
  • November 23, 2010

    — by Tina Kaufmann
    For some, the holidays aren't cheery. Many families in the Akron area worry about having any food to eat. On Monday afternoon, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown spent some time packing bags of food for the hungry and thanking volunteers at Good Neighbors Akron Food Pantry for their devoted hearts. "There are plenty of people in here volunteering their... Read More
  • November 22, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Bowling Green family is being honored today on National Adoption Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, DS-Ohio has announced.At the same time Brown recognized and thanked the thousands of adoptive families in Ohio. Bowling Green resident Matthew Armstrong is being honored for adopting two brothers, Garry, age 16, and Bradley, age 10,... Read More
  • November 19, 2010

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) is making federal disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and non-profits in Hamilton and Clermont counties that have suffered because of the drought, Ohio's U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown said Friday. Loans up to $2 million are available with a 3 percent interest rate for... Read More
  • November 19, 2010

    The government says the recession is over, but millions of unemployed workers are still struggling.  Now, an Ohio Senator is working to extend that group unemployment insurance benefits.  Although there have been over $150,000 jobs created in October, over $80,000 thousand Ohioans could lose emergency benefits if unemployment insurance is... Read More
  • November 19, 2010

    — by Robert Schoenberger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Following General Motor's stock offering Thursday, several politicians released statements celebrating the event. The General Motors' initial public offering today is a testament to the staying power of the American-made automobile. The Obama Administration made a tough and politically unpopular decision to save General Motors... Read More
  • November 18, 2010

    — by Maureen Kyle
    All week, we've been telling you about companies and industries adding job opportunities. So, is the brain drain all a misconception? If you believe the numbers, a recent census shows a brain drain. With more than 9,800 25 to 29 year olds leaving Cleveland. The numbers are higher for the 30 to 39 age group and older. "So many of our young people,... Read More