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  • February 05, 2021

    — by Dave DeNatale
    On Friday, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $32,387,851 in Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC-COVID) Expansion grants across Ohio. Ohio’s State Department of Mental Health and Addiction services also received $2,859,647 to... Read More
  • February 05, 2021

    — by Heath Harrison
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues on Monday in reintroducing the bicameral COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act.The legislation would require the U.S. Department of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard requiring mine operators to establish a plan to tackle occupational COVID-19 exposure and... Read More
  • January 27, 2021

    — by Dave Sess
    Sen. Sherrod Brown said he is pushing for veterans to receive more benefits due to Agent Orange as one local Vietnam veteran says he is having trouble getting benefits from Veterans AffairsHe said he keeps pushing for more benefits from Agent Orange and even related to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.“The military knew better than to do and... Read More
  • December 13, 2020

    — by Emily Hamilton
    CLEVELAND — The COVID-19 pandemic has already put many local bars and restaurants on the brink of closing and an expiring tax break could put some small breweries out of business for good.“It’s really important right now to support our local brewers and the people who employ our locals,” Katie Brabenec said.Few businesses have remained unscathed in... Read More
  • December 09, 2020

    — by Lucas Bechtol
    A bipartisan provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would give law enforcement more tools needed to help fight human trafficking, the drug trade and money laundering.During a press call Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said, as the senior Democrat on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, this is something he has... Read More
  • December 09, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said a provision included in a defense policy bill will help law enforcement more easily root out who is behind shell corporations used to launder money for criminal enterprises.The provision was included as part of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress, Brown said. It would change anti-money... Read More
  • December 08, 2020

    — by Aliah Keller
    COLUMBUS, OH (WTRF) — Many of us are still waiting for COVID relief in Ohio but unemployment assistance and eviction moratorium expirations are looming. Meanwhile, Senator Sherrod Brown is pushing to pass COVID relief for Ohioans.“It is important that we step up and do our jobs.”SEN. SHERROD BROWN, (D) OHIO Brown’s talking about passing this relief... Read More
  • December 08, 2020

    — by Staff
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently applauded an announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will invest $170,038,205 to expand broadband access to more than 400,000 rural Ohioans. The FCC announced the results of its auction of investments to companies that will expand access to broadband in Ohio, including rural and... Read More
  • December 04, 2020

    — by Lucas Bechtol
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) stressed the importance of helping employers and offering renter relief during a conference call Wednesday.He said the COVID-19 pandemic is serious and only getting worse with hospitals filling up and nurses and doctors getting the disease or being exposed and going into quarantine. “We know it’s scary,” Brown said.... Read More
  • December 03, 2020

    — by Matt Stone
    Republicans and Democrats are still at odds over a settlement on what should go into a final stimulus package. This, as 12 million people could lose unemployment benefits in a few weeks if nothing is done before the end of the year.A problem solvers caucus made up of 4 senators from each party introduced a bipartisan $908 billion coronavirus... Read More
  • December 03, 2020

    — by Gerry Ricciutti
    NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, says a new agreement with Major League Baseball will mean the return of minor league play to the Valley this summer. Recently, a deal was hammered out to create a brand new Major League Draft League starting this summer that would include the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.To read the full... Read More
  • December 02, 2020

    — by Staff
    Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is one of the sponsors for the American Worker Holiday Relief Act introduced yesterday. A release from Senator Brown’s office states that the bill would retroactively extend the weekly $600 addition to unemployment insurance benefits through October 2021 and tie the additional weeks of federal benefits and new Pandemic... Read More
  • December 02, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior Senate Agriculture Committee member Sherrod Brown on Wednesday predicted that U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights would not run into opposition in the U.S. Senate if President-elect Joe Biden nominates her to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks across-the-board... Read More
  • December 02, 2020

    — by Marc Kovac
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown voiced support Wednesday for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package unveiled this week.During his weekly conference call with reporters, Brown said the $900 billion-plus legislation doesn’t provide enough to address challenges facing small businesses, local governments and residents. “It’s less than I would like... Read More
  • December 01, 2020

    — by Melanie Waddell
    Top Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to retroactively extend the $600 weekly federal boost to unemployment insurance benefits through October 2021.The bill, the American Worker Holiday Relief Act, was introduced by Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer,... Read More
  • November 26, 2020

    — by Ariana Figueroa
    WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare for vaccine distribution.“Dedicated funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution is especially critical now as jurisdictions are facing historic budget shortfalls amid the pandemic... Read More
  • November 24, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought, and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller urging they support Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s request to restore and... Read More
  • November 21, 2020

    — by Todd Cummins
    There has been a lot of promising news in the last couple of weeks about having a vaccine that could protect against COVID-19. The drug company, Pfizer, applied for emergency approval of their vaccine with the United States Food and Drug Administration. The company says that their studies show that the vaccine is 95% effective. The FDA advisory... Read More
  • 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