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  • May 02, 2021

    — by Camri Nelson
    She was joined by Sen. Sherrod Brown and public transportation leaders. The roundtable discussion was centered around infrastructure and public transportation.“I think about good transit equals vibrant communities,” Harris said. “So if we think about it in terms of an investment in public transit it is an investment in job creation. It is an... Read More
  • May 01, 2021

    — by Kyle Shaner
    Brown’s Build America, Buy America Act would implement Buy America rules across the board – ensuring that American taxpayer dollars are used to buy American-made iron, steel and manufactured products for any federally funded infrastructure projects. Brown introduced the bill with Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Mike Braun (R-IN).... Read More
  • April 29, 2021

    The United States Economic Development Administration has awarded two CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to Bowling Green State University and the Wood County Port Authority totaling $3.15 million.The funds will be used to help local businesses respond to economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made... Read More
  • April 27, 2021

    Today, Chase Copridge, a gig worker based in California and organizer with Gig Workers Rising will give comment at a briefing with the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. This briefing is being held in advance of the “The Dignity of Work” hearing scheduled for Thursday, April 29. Unionized and non union workers... Read More
  • April 21, 2021

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown and a group of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday re-introduced legislation that would allow people aged 50 and over to buy into Medicare. They said they’ve asked President Joe Biden to include the idea in a $1 trillion “American Families Plan” he’ll unveil on April 28, and are hopeful that he’ll do... Read More
  • April 20, 2021

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio have just introduced a bipartisan bill, the “SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act.”The measure would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to track veterans exposed to burn pits and submit reports to Congress on the number, and on how many have submitted disability claims.To read the... Read More
  • April 20, 2021

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week stood on the floor of the Senate chamber in our U.S. Capitol to read a lengthy passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s letter from Burmingham Jail.The open letter, penned April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr., insists that people should use their moral responsibility to take action, rather than... Read More
  • April 17, 2021

    — by Steve Moore
    Public health has been at the forefront of our lives for over a year now, and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown continues to push for a national resolution declaring “racism” a public health crisis.He believes that disparities between in health care outcomes between racial groups is a direct result of historical racism.The examples he points to are higher... Read More
  • April 17, 2021

     U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, and Brian Mast, R-Fla., along with U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, reintroduced legislation to help veterans who have been harmed by exposure to toxic burn pits. The bicameral, bipartisan bill, the SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act, is named in honor of Heath... Read More
  • April 15, 2021

    — by Kristin Stratman
    The Fair Housing Act of 1968 made redlining, or racial discrimination in housing, illegal. Census data shows the Black homeownership rate is still about as low today as it was back then.Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown held a Senate committee hearing on discrimination in the housing market on Tuesday. Brown says housing discrimination can... Read More
  • April 07, 2021

    — by Nevin Smith
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding $21,186,076 to Ohio through the national Housing Trust Fund. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the funding and said, "Even before the pandemic, one in four renters in Ohio were paying over half of their incomes on housing, leaving many to choose between buying... Read More
  • April 05, 2021

    — by Jarrod Clay
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Monday that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Ohio State University funding to purchase emergency response vehicles.“Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state,” Brown said. “This investment will help to ensure the safety of The Ohio State University Regional... Read More
  • March 29, 2021

    — by Staff
    Two cemetery associations were founded in Cincinnati in 1844. Both created burial grounds that were revolutionary in their own ways, but the tales of these two cities of the dead are remarkably divergent. The Cincinnati Horticulture Society produced Spring Grove Cemetery, and the United Colored American Association created United Colored American... Read More
  • March 24, 2021

    — by Sheridan Hendrix
    Following the death of Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz earlier this month, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday during a telephone news conference with reporters that he and several other lawmakers reintroduced anti-hazing legislation in the U.S. Senate last week that would increase transparency on college campuses. Brown... Read More
  • March 18, 2021

    — by Brandon Koziol
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Tim Ryan and other lawmakers sent a letter Thursday, pressing Secretary Janet Yellen to ensure townships in Ohio and across the country are eligible for relief through the American Rescue Plan Act. Under the current law, it's up to Secretary Yellen to determine the extent to which townships and other non-entitlement units... Read More
  • March 05, 2021

    — by Colin Roose
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit will be expanded in the new bill.The E-I-T-C is intended to help those with low to moderate incomes get a tax break.Meanwhile, the child tax credit would give more money per child to families.He says he’s worked on the provision for years and that it’s about more... Read More
  • March 03, 2021

    — by Jessica Smith
    A new bipartisan bill backed by more than a dozen lawmakers would ban members of Congress from trading individual stocks.Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio.), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) and Sen. Rafael Warnock (D., Ga.) introduced the bill in the Senate on Wednesday.The Ban Conflicting Trading Act would prohibit... Read More
  • March 01, 2021

    — by Anjee Davis AND Lisa Lacasse
    The end-of-year package passed by Congress and signed by the president during the final days of 2020 contained a piece of legislation that takes one of those much-needed steps to improve equitable access to care — one we’ve been pushing for years. After nearly a decade of tireless advocacy from our organizations’ staff and volunteers, the Removing... Read More
  • February 25, 2021

    — by Shelley Hanson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is hoping to help create more “community schools,” which are districts that offer a wide scope of services outside of the classroom — health and dental care, counseling, food pantries and more.The goal of the bill, which is part of the $130 billion Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act, is to address... Read More
  • February 24, 2021

    — by Gerry Riccutti
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is hoping the Biden Administration will make good on a campaign promise to help financially-struggling public schools.“Infrastructure doesn’t just mean roads and bridges and sewers systems. It means our public education system, you shouldn’t have to go to a wealthy private school to get a 21st-century classroom with the... Read More