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  • August 09, 2021

    — by Sarah Taylor
    It’s been nearly a week since the 11th Congressional district Democratic primary when Shontel Brown secured a win over Nina Turner in a tight contest that turned ugly toward the end. How will that impact the party going forward? Ohio’s top elected Democrat sees a bright future ahead.Senator Sherrod Brown talked with us about the... Read More
  • August 05, 2021

    OHIO (WTRF) – Infrastructure negotiations continue in Washington D.C., and the Senate could potentially vote sometime Thursday night to end debate on the trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure plan. Lawmakers are waiting on the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the bill.We spoke to Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown about the infrastructure plan.... Read More
  • August 04, 2021

    — by Trevor Hubert
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown joined reporters on a conference call on Wednesday, discussing the continued fight to get an infrastructure deal done and what kind of funding Ohio could end up with.On the call with Senator Brown was Howard Krueger, longtime Ohio resident and a living example of the dire infrastructure situation is in... Read More
  • July 31, 2021

    — by Kristin Stratman
    The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, or USMCA, took effect just over a year ago.At a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier this week Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown celebrated a provision in the new agreement that’s meant to protect workers by allowing them to report labor violations. “We are now looking at trade as worker-centered... Read More
  • July 28, 2021

    — by Lucas Bechtol
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is working to free people from what he called a “cycle of debt” from payday lenders who charge exorbitant interest rates.To that end, he’s supporting legislation that would cap the interest rates of such loans.Brown spoke about the issue with Gloria Olivencia of Lorain during a press call with reporters on Wednesday.“Several... Read More
  • July 27, 2021

    — by Kate Berry
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to address the risks posed by Chime, a San Francisco fintech that sparked a backlash this year after closing consumer accounts without warning.Brown sent a letter to acting CFPB Director Dave Uejio Tuesday urging him to address the problems at... Read More
  • July 27, 2021

    — by Kylie Gessner
    U.S. Senators, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) have introduced legislation to expand the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC). This extension intends to make college more affordable for working families by doubling the credit to 100% of up to $5,000 of eligible expenses to keep up with the... Read More
  • July 26, 2021

    Bipartisan legislation has been introduced by US Senators to encourage investment in biodigester and nutrient recovery systems while establishing a new market for farmers. The Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, a bill brought forward by US Senators John Thune and Sherrod Brown, will help expand the market for renewable biogas by providing... Read More
  • July 23, 2021

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has been a lifelong Major League Baseball fan growing uip in Mansfield, Ohio.On Friday, he released the following statement after the announcement that the Cleveland Indians will be changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians. “I welcome the name change and am excited to root for the Guardians.... Read More
  • July 02, 2021

    — by Todd Helberg
    BRYAN — Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator made a visit to Spangler Candy Co. here Thursday morning to announce what he described as a pension "fix" for the company's unionized workforce.Sherrod Brown first toured the facility, then held a press conference to explain how federal legislation will help fill a multi-million-dollar gap in pension funds for... Read More
  • July 02, 2021

    — by Todd Helberg
    Local officials who attended a roundtable Thursday afternoon with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio in Defiance say the city and surrounding area has a housing shortage.Brown met with those officials to discuss that topic alone — approximately two hours after he toured Spangler Candy Co. in Bryan and held a press conference there to tout a pension... Read More
  • July 01, 2021

    — by Lynn Thompson & Ron Osburn
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) stopped by the Spangler Candy Company Thursday morning to celebrate passage of The Butch-Lewis Act, but Roberta Dell was the star of the show. Dell retired on March 31 after 49 years of service to the company, where she also worked as the Chief Union Steward for Teamsters Local 20. March 31 also happened to be... Read More
  • July 01, 2021

    — by NBC 24 Staff
    BRYAN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stopped by the Spangler Candy Company headquarters in Bryan, Ohio to discuss recently passed pension security measures with company and Teamsters Local 20 leaders.Brown helped integrate the Butch Lewis Act into American Rescue Plan. The act is structured to secure retirement benefit... Read More
  • June 30, 2021

    — by Tom Bosco
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The rising homicide numbers in Columbus are garnering attention in Washington, D.C. US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said what is happening in Columbus mirrors crime numbers around the country, and he blames the pandemic and what it has done to the economy, mental health, and the fight against opioid addiction.“Frankly,... Read More
  • June 30, 2021

    — by JORDAN FITZGERALD
    BRYAN — When the wind blows northwest, all of Bryan smells like candy, and the town’s residents try and guess which flavor of Dum Dums the Spangler Candy Factory is cranking out that day.The sweet aroma intensifies the closer one gets to the Portland Street candy factory where Sen. Sherrod Brown celebrated Thursday morning passage of the Butch... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by James Pilcher
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The latest round of benefits to individuals from the massive stimulus passed by Congress in the spring is set to start landing in people’s bank accounts next month.The child tax credit could mean between $250 or $300 in monthly payments per child for qualified families. In town to tout the program Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Thomas Gnau
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited the Wright Brothers Institute/444 Building in downtown Dayton on Tuesday, hailing the shared work space as an example of the kind of technology hubs that would be encouraged by an industrial policy bill the Senate overwhelmingly passed this month.Brown and his colleagues had industrial prowess and national security... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Ellen Wagner
    YOUNGSTOWN — Monday was the first day of the YWCA Mahoning Valley Summer Manufacturing Institute camp at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.And U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, whose office started organizing summer manufacturing camps in 2013 in Youngstown, wanted a typical OH... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Todd Helberg
    BRYAN — Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator made a visit to Spangler Candy Co. here Thursday morning to announce what he described as a pension "fix" for the company's unionized workforce.Sherrod Brown first toured the facility, then held a press conference to explain how federal legislation will help fill a multi-million-dollar gap in pension funds for... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Daniel Carson
    FREMONT - When Mayor Danny Sanchez thinks of the city's infrastructure needs, he considers dilapidated, vacant houses within Fremont as one of his biggest concerns.The mayor told Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Thursday there were about 250 vacant homes within Fremont, as the city tries to attract new industries and retain residents. Brown and... Read More