LORAIN, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who resides in Lorain County and represented the county for 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, today praised Pres. Obama for his decision to bring the “White House to Main Street Tour” to Lorain County.
“I don’t believe a sitting president has visited Lorain County since President Harry Truman’s whistlestop visit to Elyria in 1948,” Brown said. “I look forward to welcoming Pres. Obama to Lorain. Harry Truman fought for workers and the middle class, and Pres. Obama is doing the same. Our number one priority in Ohio is to create jobs, and I applaud the President for traveling to Lorain to discuss job creation and the economy. Our state – Lorain County in particular – has a rich manufacturing heritage and a skilled workforce.”
“I’ve been working with Pres. Obama and his administration on the development of a national manufacturing policy that invests in the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and helps workers and industries transition to the clean energy economy. I’m glad that Lorain will be part of this ongoing discussion.”
Pres. Obama will visit Lorain County on Friday, January 22, 2010. The President will meet with Ohio workers, businesses, and community leaders about jobs and the economy. Additional details about the visit, including locations times, are expected to be released by the White House in the coming days.
In June, Brown met with Pres. Obama for a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office where he urged the creation of a national manufacturing policy and outlined the tenets of a plan that would expand manufacturing and rebuild our middle class.