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  • May 02, 2016

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    High levels of lead in water fountains in the Granville Exempted Village Schools as well as in a water system in northeast Ohio should be a wake-up call to both the state and the federal government to pay attention to aging infrastructure, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Brown, who will appear on Tuesday at the Franklin County Health Department,... Read More
  • March 21, 2016

    — by Amanda Smith
    SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – Senator Sherrod Brown announced a $400,000 grant Monday to help the village of Sebring cover the cost of its lead crisis earlier this year. The money will help the village cover the $70,000 spent on testing and bottled water for village homes after dangerously high lead levels were found in several homes. Although those... Read More
  • February 05, 2016

    — by Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Federal and state officials need to do more to help cities like Cleveland tackle lead poisoning, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said Friday after a private meeting with city and county health officials. Brown introduced a bill Thursday that would require state environmental officials – within 15 days -- of elevated lead... Read More
  • February 04, 2016

    — by Tim Miller
    (WTOL) - To make sure the Flint water tragedy doesn't happen here, or anywhere else in the country, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown ofOhio introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday. It includes a number of steps that must be taken to protect our drinking water from lead. Senator Brown said he can't believe that government leaders in Michigan knew... Read More
  • September 22, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms. A high level of phosphorous in the lake is a contributing factor to the algal blooms, and... Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    One local county has been awarded millions to help repair their roadways. On Sunday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that Jefferson County will be awarded $9.2 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • August 04, 2014

    — by Associated Press
    RIPLEY, OHIO: Some members of Congress want the southern Ohio home of a former slave who helped other slaves to freedom brought into the national park system. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty say they have introduced legislation requesting a study of the feasibility of the John P. Parker House and Underground Railroad stop... Read More
  • July 27, 2014

    — by NBC 24 Newsdesk
    Two Ottawa County airports will receive federal funds to rehabilitate runways from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a news release Friday that the Put-in-Bay Airport is expected to receive $1.2 million to repair pavement where airplanes refuel and unload and load baggage. The Erie-Ottawa International Airport... Read More
  • July 25, 2014

    — by Associated Press
    WASHINGTON: Dayton International Airport has been awarded more than $10.2 million in federal transportation funds for repairs to a runway. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the funding Friday.  To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • July 08, 2014

    — by David Skolnick
    BOARDMAN U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Congress to act quickly on a long-term transportation bill to provide money to fix the nation’s highways and bridges, but the legislative body is focused on only a six-month extension. At a press conference Monday near the construction site of U.S. Route 224 and Interstate 680 in Boardman, a $5.8 million... Read More
  • July 07, 2014

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Congress returns to work tomorrow and topping the political agenda is replenishing the Highway Trust Fund, which funds road construction projects but will be insolvent by late August if action is not taken. Thus this morning’s news conference by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at the site of the $6 million project at U.S.... Read More
  • July 01, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called for the passage of a bipartisan highway bill and more federal investment in infrastructure projects. “Infrastructure investments helped attract the workers, business, and investments that made America a superpower,” Brown said Monday. “We built the best infrastructure in the world, but have... Read More
  • June 25, 2014

    — by Targeted News Service
    With Highway Trust Fund Set to Expire, Sen. Brown Announces Bill That Would Raise Funds For Transportation Projects and Protect Workers and Businesses by Addressing Tax Fraud and Worker Misclassification WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: With the Highway Trust... Read More
  • June 19, 2014

    — by Sharon Coolidge
    The City Gospel Mission’s planned move to Queensgate and its mission to help more homeless people can go forward. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has told the agency as long as it complied with federal nondiscrimination laws, officials didn’t need to worry. And since, upon further review, the agency is complying, the... Read More
  • June 18, 2014

    — by Eugene Mulero
    New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker unveiled an amendment to a fiscal 2015 funding bill June 18 that would undo a provision that would suspend for one year a rule that puts limits on the time truckers can operate on roadways. This week, the full Senate is considering an expansive spending bill that includes proposed funding for transportation programs,... Read More
  • June 10, 2014

    — by Keith Laing
    A group of Democratic senators called Tuesday for the Department of Transportation to end an "unacceptable" delay in implementing a ban on electronic cigarettes on airplanes.  The senators said Tuesday in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that the agency is two years behind schedule in finalizing rules that would ban the use of... Read More
  • June 07, 2014

    — by Laurie Huffman
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited Canton Friday to discuss his partisan manufacturing jobs bill and a longterm highway bill that would help fix 41 structurally failing bridges in Stark County. During his speech in the Meyers Lake Ballroom, where he was a guest of the Canton Rotary, he also touched on a trade war the U.S. is involved in now... Read More
  • June 02, 2014

    — by Jackie Borchardt
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio school buses would have to be outfitted with safety belts under legislation introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 578 would require all school buses bought, leased, or rented after January 1, 2016 be equipped with lap and shoulder safety belts for all passengers. The bill also would require school... Read More
  • June 10, 2013

    CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator and two of its House members will team up with all-time football stars to push for a commemorative coin to benefit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sen. Rob Portman and GOP Reps. Bob Gibbs and Jim Renacci (reh-NAY’-see) plan a press conference Tuesday in Washington with Hall of Fame... Read More