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  • April 27, 2020

    — by Jess Hardin
    YOUNGSTOWN — As a news organization, we’ve approached our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic in phases.  First people will want to know about the virus — how it affects families and communities. People will need to know how to cope with the shutdown of business and schools. And, then they’ll know someone who has... Read More
  • April 08, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday unveiled details of a plan that would give “essential workers” such as doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, building cleaners, letter carriers, and transit workers a government funded pay bump of up to $25,000 during the coronavirus... Read More
  • April 08, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the U.S. Department of Labor to help states get additional unemployment benefits out faster to the millions of people who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Brown was among more than 30 Democrats to sign a letter to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia asking the department to take steps to more quickly... Read More
  • April 01, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    Ohioans expecting stimulus payments from the federal government via legislation enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak also should be wary of scammers trying to pry that money loose from their accounts. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday that elderly Ohioans in particular should be skeptical of those who might try to take advantage of them as... Read More
  • March 25, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ohio Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown were among those who voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a $2 trillion fiscal measure to assist Americans and the national economy during the COVID-18 pandemic. The vote sends the the largest fiscal stimulus package in modern American history to the House, where it is expected... Read More
  • March 11, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) delivered remarks at the Ohio Farm Bureau breakfast in Washington, DC. The senator discussed a number of topics, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA), which includes important worker-empowering provisions that he fought for and secured;... Read More
  • March 10, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is responding to the coronavirus outbreak by introducing a bill that would immediately let workers get paid sick days so they can stay home from work if they're ill without losing their jobs or paychecks. Several hundred cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported nationwide, including three... Read More
  • March 04, 2020

    — by Staff
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently announced that he helped secure $15.6 million for the State of Ohio in the $8.3 billion Supplemental Coronavirus Spending bill that the House and Senate announced. The Trump administration initially only requested $1.25 billion in new money, all for federal agencies and nothing for states and local... Read More
  • March 04, 2020

    — by Jon Stinchcomb
    WASHINGTON - Those on the front lines of the fight to keep the Great Lakes healthy will be joining regional leaders and members of U.S. Congress on Thursday to celebrate this year’s Great Lakes Day.  More than 100 Great Lakes advocates will be taking part in the 2020 Great Lakes Day and Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast in... Read More
  • February 27, 2020

    WILMINGTON — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) staff traveled to Wilmington Thursday to meet with Ohio veterans. Veterans from Clinton County attended the roundtable organized by the Clinton County Veterans Service Office with Anthony Eliopoulos — an outreach staffer in Brown’s office who specializes in veterans’... Read More
  • February 27, 2020

    “As a lifelong baseball fan, I know what the sport means to our state and how proud we are of our Ohio teams as we rally together to support local clubs like the Mahoning Valley Scrappers,” the Ohio senator said. WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, today joined a bipartisan resolution supporting Minor League... Read More
  • February 20, 2020

    — by Sarah Elms
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Cleveland address is in 44105, the ZIP code that in the first half of 2007 had more foreclosures than any other ZIP code in the country. “Our neighborhood still looks like it. You can see those neighborhoods don’t recover fast from that,” Mr. Brown told a group of community leaders gathered Thursday... Read More
  • February 18, 2020

    — by Max Filby
    Public health officials need to expand access to care and doctors must focus more on patient experiences to reverse black maternal mortality rates in Ohio, local leaders told Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday. Brown, D-Cleveland, hosted a roundtable discussion at PrimaryOne Health’s John R. Maloney Health Center on the South Side to hear from... Read More
  • February 16, 2020

    — by Camri Nelson
    Senator Sherrod Brown is currently looking for your input to help fight housing discrimination in Ohio. If you've struggled to own a home, been evicted or wrongly denied a place to live he wants to hear from you. Senator Brown says that people of color are still being denied housing opportunities because of their race. Also, low wages are making it... Read More
  • February 11, 2020

    — by Andrew Cass
    Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown is among a group of U.S. senators seeking answers from Amazon regarding work-related injuries. “Amazon’s dismal safety record indicates a greater concern for profits than for your own workers’ safety and health,” the group of senators wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a Feb. 7 letter. “We... Read More
  • January 29, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Given the presence of so-called PFAS “forever chemicals” in Ohio drinking water, Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday called for U.S. Senate action on legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate them hazardous substances. “Are we on the side of... Read More
  • January 24, 2020

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following mass layoffs by iHeart Media Inc. last week that included the termination of longtime WNCD 93.3-FM host Fred “Fast Freddie” Woak, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is seeking answers from the national radio chain’s CEO. Brown, D-Ohio, sent a letter Thursday to Robert Pittman, CEO of iHeart Media, that... Read More
  • January 22, 2020

    — by Rick Rouan
    Sen. Sherrod Brown called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to “stop dragging its feet” on implementing 2012 legislation to improve bus safety following a January crash that killed five people, including an Ohio State University graduate. Brown and Georgia Sen. John Lewis, a fellow Democrat, sent a letter to... Read More
  • January 16, 2020

    — by BJ Bethel
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Sen. Sherrod Brown said the proposed Child Abuse Death Disclosure Act, a bipartisan Senate bill he’s sponsored with Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), would be the first step in helping lower abuse deaths. “This is partly in response to the death of Takoda Collins,” Brown told WDTN.com in a conference call on... Read More
  • January 08, 2020

    — by Craig Shoup
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - New sanctions are coming after a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was passed in order to crack down on fentanyl entering the country. The bipartisan bill was an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act aimed at targeting opioid traffickers in China, Mexico and other countries. Those... Read More