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  • 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
  • February 13, 2021

    — by WKRC
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown teamed up with the Cincinnati Reds to help young people.The "My Brother's Keeper" program was started by former president Barack Obama as a national initiative to address opportunity gaps facing young men of color.To read the full article, click here. Read More
  • 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