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  • November 19, 2020

    — by Staff
    Over the past year, NAHB’s “Building the Dream” series — in partnership with The Hill — has explored various factors contributing to the housing affordability crisis. Although the crisis had been a longstanding issue prior to COVID-19, the current pandemic has altered the situation in many cases, including delays in supply chains, labor shortages... Read More
  • November 19, 2020

    — by Holly Dutton
    Industry groups are hopeful that federal rent relief could come for the multifamily industry before the end of the year, when both the CDC eviction moratorium and unemployment benefits passed in the CARES Act are set to expire.The current stopgap spending bill, signed by President Trump in September, is set to expire Dec. 11. If a new bill is not... Read More
  • November 19, 2020

    — by Alexa Scherzinger
    On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) held a press conference call to speak about his recently introduced HAPI (Helping Adults Protect Immunity) Act.The main point of the HAPI Act would be to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Ohioans with no out-of-pocket cost to better reach vulnerable communities. Additionally, the act would ensure... Read More
  • November 19, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference to discuss his new legislation to ensure more Americans can receive necessary vaccines, including any future COVID-19 vaccine, at no out-of-pocket cost. Brown’s Helping Adults Protect Immunity Act (HAPI) Act would create parity in vaccine coverage between traditional... Read More
  • November 18, 2020

    — by Dan Monk
    CINCINNATI — Elizabeth Willard was relieved when she qualified for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in Ohio. As an independent contractor who styles hair for weddings, she wasn’t eligible for traditional unemployment when the bridal industry shut down in March due to COVID-19.But she wasn’t as grateful after Ohio’s Department of Job and Family... Read More
  • November 18, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump for trying to jam lame-duck nominations to financial regulation boards through the U.S. Senate, and pledged to do what he can to stop them.Brown, the top Democrat on the Senate’s Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee, told reporters Trump is... Read More
  • November 18, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    Sen. Sherrod Brown wants all Medicaid recipients to be able to get a coronavirus vaccine without having to pay out of pocket.During a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Brown said he is introducing a bill that would ensure that those recipients wouldn't be responsible for co-pays on that and other vaccines. "Too many people face barriers... Read More
  • November 17, 2020

    — by David Baumann
    Although Senate Banking Committee ranking Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio seldom agrees with CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger, Brown said Tuesday he is pleased that the director has shelved an agency reorganization plan.“Director Kraninger did the right thing by agreeing to my request to suspend the reorganization,” Brown said. “It is... Read More
  • November 17, 2020

    — by Lillian Bautista
    Obstacles to housing affordability have been exacerbated by the coronavirus and will require government assistance to help Americans weather the pandemic, lawmakers and experts said Tuesday.“We’ve had a moratorium on eviction, but lots of people fall through those cracks,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), the top Democrat on the Senate Banking,... Read More
  • November 17, 2020

    — by Carl Weiser
    The nation's fight over masks hit the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday when Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown implored a Republican senator to wear a mask – triggering the Republican's ire."I'd start by asking the presiding officer to please wear a mask as he speaks," a masked Brown said before getting cut off.Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan... Read More
  • November 16, 2020

    — by Evan Weinberger
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put the brakes on a planned restructuring of its supervision and enforcement unit after bureau staff raised objections to the changes.The reorganization, announced in mid-October, would have essentially forced the CFPB’s enforcement division to get approval for new investigations and research... Read More
  • November 16, 2020

    — by Staff
    EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is speaking out to try and stop a possible nurses strike in East Liverpool. On Monday, the senator sent a letter to Prime Healthcare urging them to negotiate a new contract in good faith. He pointed out the challenges both the hospital leadership and the nurses union are facing during the... Read More
  • November 16, 2020

    — by Pat LaFleur
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, have both issued statements calling on the federal government to intervene toward a "long-term solution" to the ongoing Brent Spence Bridge problem.In a Nov. 13 letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Federal Highway Administration... Read More
  • November 12, 2020

    — by Ryan Smith
    Top Democrats are slamming the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency for recent GSE loan sales, which they say could remove vital borrower protections.In a letter to FHFA Director Mark Calabria, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said the recent sales by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “could put thousands of homeowners at... Read More
  • November 12, 2020

    — by Denitsa Tsekova
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged Congress to pass a stimulus deal before President-elect Biden’s inauguration as Americans are facing increasing economic hardships.“The American public can’t wait two more months until Congress acts,” Brown told Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “We've got to help unemployed workers. We've got to help... Read More
  • November 10, 2020

    — by J. D. Davidson
    With more than 90,000 jobs and 30 defense installations across the states, Ohio political leaders continue to push the state’s commitment to military personnel and its role in the country’s defense operations.U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), recently joined Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Congressman Steve Stivers, Ohio Senate... Read More
  • November 06, 2020

    — by Bloomberg
    Four Democratic senators, including Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, urged the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury to expand emergency lending programs for businesses and states and municipalities to provide support while Congress debates additional fiscal stimulus.In a Nov. 5 letter to Fed chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin... Read More
  • November 05, 2020

    — by Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSAZ) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced over $1 million in grants will be awarded to 13 counties in southeast Ohio.It’s part of the Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. IT’s part of the USDA’s Rural Development initiative which helps give affordable funding to create... Read More
  • November 05, 2020

    — by Staff
    On Nov. 5, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program has awarded a total of $1,127,000 to 13 counties in southeast Ohio.“This federal funding makes critical investments in improving our state’s infrastructure and bolstering economic... Read More
  • November 02, 2020

    — by Robin Nunn, David Monteiro, Michael A. Cumming
    The bill’s proponents view it as necessary to fill a void in regulatory coverage due to judicial decisions that narrowly read the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 as not reaching financial institutions. Although state antidiscrimination laws typically reach financial services providers, a number of states have weaker (or no) laws in this... Read More