Brown Tiffin Roundtable

TIFFIN, OH – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Old Trinity Episcopal Church to discuss how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will improve the local economy in Tiffin, and across Ohio. Brown worked with communities around Ohio to secure bold infrastructure wins in the infrastructure and jobs bill, which was recently signed into law by President Biden. Brown is also working to pass the Build Back Better economic framework, which will invest in families and put workers at the center of our economy by bringing down the biggest costs families face.

“Communities like Tiffin have been trying to get Washington to listen to your infrastructure needs for years,” said Brown at the roundtable. “Under President Biden, we are finally getting this done.”

"We appreciate Sen. Brown visiting with us to discuss issues critical to our community, and we appreciate his advocacy and working with us to create a stronger economy and community here that grows and continually improves its quality of life,” said David Zak, President & CEO Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.

“It was a pleasure to meet with Senator Sherrod Brown this afternoon to discuss the needs of families and children. The Seneca County Family & Children First Council collaborates with community agencies to identify gaps in service and provide resources and services for families and children. Senator Brown shares our passion for children and families and helping workers recovering from addiction, providing mental health training, access to healthcare, creating well-paying jobs, and fair housing. We greatly appreciate Senator Brown taking time to visit Seneca County to discuss how we can enhance communication and generate ideas on how to work together to serve Ohio families and children,” said Sharon George, Director, Seneca County Family & Children First Council.

The bipartisan infrastructure and jobs bill will make needed investments in Ohio, including:

  • Fixing highways, rebuild bridges, and upgrade ports, airports and transit systems
  • Delivering clean drinking water, a renewed electric grid, and high-speed broadband to all Americans
  • Revitalizing manufacturing, secure U.S. supply chains, invest in R&D, and train Americans for the jobs of the future
  • Creating good-quality jobs that pay prevailing wages in safe and healthy workplaces while ensuring workers have a free and fair choice to organize, join a union, and bargain collectively with their employers
  • Solidifying the infrastructure of our care economy by creating jobs and raising wages and benefits for essential home care workers, the majority of whom are women of color

Specifically, the bill includes:

Brown’s Bridge Investment Act, which will provide $12.5 billion in funding to repair and replace nationally and regionally significant bridges, like the Brent Spence Bridge in Ohio—part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s historic investment.  The package also provides Ohio $9.8 billion of formula funding to repair, replace, and upgrade roads and bridges throughout the state.

Brown’s Build America Buy America Act, which will apply strong Buy America rules to all taxpayer-funded infrastructure and public works projects.

$89.9 billion in funding to provide a record investment in public transit, including $1.286 billion for Ohio transit agencies:

$65 billion in funding to help communities improve access to high-speed broadband.

$55.4 billion in funding to help communities improve local water and sewer systems.

$7.5 billion to support and bolster electric vehicle (EV) and alternative charging infrastructure, which will create good-paying jobs.