Brown Invites Ohio Small Business Owner to President Trump's Joint Address to Congress

Steven Hill, Owner of Sparano’s Pizza, Supports Raising Wages for Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has invited Steven Hill, the owner of Sparano’s Pizza, to attend Tuesday’s joint session where President Donald Trump will address Congress. Hill’s business has locations in Columbus and Galloway. Brown invited him to attend Tuesday’s address after Hill wrote to Brown’s office in favor of raising wages for workers.

“As a small business owner, Steven Hill knows that better wages for all our workers lift up our economy and put money back into local businesses like Sparano’s,” said Brown. “I’m honored to have him as my guest this week to remind President Trump that we will hold him to his promise to put American workers first and that must include raising the minimum wage.”

“Workers putting in 40 hours a week or more shouldn’t have to rely on federal assistance because their wages are too low,” said Hill. “Small businesses like mine benefit when Ohioans are earning enough to put money back into our communities.”

Brown supports better wages and benefits for all workers and has worked to increase the minimum wage, ensure equal pay for equal work, and grant workers paid sick leave.