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  • June 29, 2021

    — by Dan O’Brien
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brooklyn Butler, a sixth grader at Seaborn Elementary School in Mineral Ridge, navigates a pen-shaped soldering iron as she delicately removes a capacitor from a small circuit board.It’s not a task normally assigned to a middle school student.  However, Butler is well ahead of others her age. “I’m already familiar with some... Read More
  • June 28, 2021

    — by Jacob Thompson
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Monday, Senator Sherrod Brown visited the Valley to promote the future of manufacturing.He stopped at a local STEM summer camp and also discussed the new infrastructure bill that remains bipartisan, saying he is hopeful. The $579 billion deal focuses on improving the country’s roads, bridges and broadband — Brown... Read More
  • June 28, 2021

    — by Lindsay McCoy
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited the valley Monday to see the work underway to prepare the future workforce for the manufacturing sector.Focusing on where inspiration and skills start, Brown toured the SMART girls summer inside the Oh Wow Children's Center, where the all girls class was learning how to build an digital clock. The camp is geared... Read More
  • June 22, 2021

    — by Kabir Bhatia, Sarah Taylor
    Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s hoping for a bipartisan deal to push through the latest federal infrastructure proposal – but he’s concerned about how to pay for it.The Democrat says he’s encouraged by anything which has bipartisan support, such as the $1.2 trillion bill to improve roads and bridges. He believes the way to pay for it is by increasing... Read More
  • June 16, 2021

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - In addition to touting the “dignity of work” on the campaign trail, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown spends some of his summers touting the dignity of manufacturing work to kids enrolled in summer camps throughout Ohio.Brown’s office started organizing the summer camps in 2013 as a way to make students aware of available... Read More
  • June 15, 2021

    — by Tracy Leturgey
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call Wednesday to discuss the return of in-person summer manufacturing camps around the state.Locally, those camps will take place in Richland County (July 19 to 23) and Knox County (July 25 to 30).For the ninth straight year, the camps will allow Ohio businesses,... Read More
  • June 12, 2021

    — by Kyle Shanner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) commended Goodyear on its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and its continued commitment to Ohio workers. Following this announcement, the lawmakers pressed the Akron-based company to take steps to sustain and grow the Findlay plant operations. The... Read More
  • June 10, 2021

    — by Jon Hill
    Law360 (June 10, 2021, 10:00 PM EDT) -- The Senate Banking Committee's Democratic chairman told private equity firm Pretium Partners LLC on Thursday that he's "troubled" some of its portfolio companies may have bucked a federal moratorium on tenant evictions during the COVID-19 crisis and wants answers. In a letter to the firm, Sen.... Read More
  • June 10, 2021

    — by Kate Davison
    ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Representatives from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's office stopped by St. Clairsville on Thursday.They met with city leaders, who shared concerns and ideas to improve the community and its surrounding areas - specifically in regard to infrastructure, job loss and manufacturing business.CARES Act funding was also... Read More
  • June 10, 2021

    — by Chris Arnold
    Senator Sherrod Brown wants answers from a corporate landlord after a report by an advocacy group found the firm has been filing for eviction much more often in predominantly Black neighborhoods during the pandemic."While evictions can have long-lasting, damaging effects on renters in normal times, they are especially troubling during a pandemic... Read More
  • June 10, 2021

    — by Patrick Clark and Jeff Kearns
    Pretium Partners’ Donald Mullen is facing demands that his firm brief lawmakers on attempts to kick tenants out of rental homes despite a U.S. moratorium on evictions during the pandemic.In a Thursday letter to Mullen, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown asked about reports that Pretium has sought to remove more than... Read More
  • June 09, 2021

    — by Tom Jackson
    SANDUSKY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said his bill to expand lead testing in the U.S. for young children would especially benefit cities like Sandusky with a lot of older homes.Brown, D-Ohio, hosted a telephone press conference with reporters Wednesday to discuss his “Preventing Lead Poisoning Act of 2021,” a bipartisan bill that lists U.S. Sen. Rob... Read More
  • June 09, 2021

    — by Trevor Hubert
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both United States senators from Ohio have taken the lead on new legislation that would increase access to lead testing for children. Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman have both sponsored a bill that would guarantee lead testing for children that are enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance... Read More
  • June 02, 2021

    — by Dave DeNatale
    CLEVELAND — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown spent his Wednesday morning touring the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB), meeting with volunteers, staff, and the National Guard soldiers who have all been instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the food bank during the pandemic.Brown highlighted the important work GCFB is doing to feed hungry Ohioans.... Read More
  • June 01, 2021

    — by ELLIE BUERK
    Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown visited Toledo Tuesday morning to push for federal investment in water and sewer infrastructure that locally would clean up drinking water, advance the city’s lead abatement schedule, and protect Lake Erie. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a proposed $2 trillion investment in nationwide... Read More
  • May 21, 2021

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Cleveland Democrat who was born and raised in Mansfield, joined Crain's Cleveland Business for a discussion on key public policy and economic matters. We touched base on "going big" with President Joe Biden's focus on infrastructure; Brown's work on the American Families Plan, which he called "the highlight of my... Read More
  • May 19, 2021

    — by Marybeth Luczak
    The All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021 has been introduced to establish grants that help transit authorities and commuter railroads upgrade existing stations to “meet or exceed accessibility standards” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reported bill authors and U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Sherrod Brown... Read More
  • May 19, 2021

    — by Victoria Guida
    Senate Banking Chair Sherrod Brown on Wednesday urged the Biden administration’s new bank cop to halt regulatory moves that make it easier for cryptocurrency companies to operate nationally, signaling a new Washington crackdown on Bitcoin and other digital assets.In a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates... Read More
  • May 17, 2021

    — by Sarah Taylor
    A provision in the U.S. Mexico-Canada trade agreement is getting its first test. Complaints have been lodged against two Mexican companies under a rapid response mechanism meant to stop workers from being mistreated.Ohio’s senior senator welcomes the news.The USMCA was the first trade agreement Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) voted for. It included the... Read More
  • May 15, 2021

    — by Fulton County Expositor
    U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio reintroduced bipartisan legislation to spur investment in an innovative new energy technology and support jobs in Ohio.The bill would benefit companies like Sunpower Inc., located in Athens, which has developed a promising electric power generation technology – the high-efficiency linear... Read More