Senator Sherrod Brown

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Senator Sherrod Brown returned to Iowa recently, but it had nothing to do with the 2020 presidential race. Brown accompanied Iowa congresswoman Cindy Axne in visiting a manufactured home park near Des Moines. An investment firm that recently bought the park informed residents that rents would be increasing by as much as 70 percent.

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Senator Sherrod Brown is pleased that General Motors is investing $700 million in three Ohio plants, Parma, Toledo, and Moraine. But he said the company needs to provide more information about what’s next for the Lordstown facility.

Between February 2017 and this March, GM cut nearly 4,500 workers at the Lordstown plant. Some of them have taken jobs at GM plants elsewhere. But others are still figuring out what’s next. News that the Lordstown plant will be sold to electric vehicle maker Workhorse offers some hope, but Brown said workers need to know more.

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill that would expand support for grandparents raising their grandchildren due to the opioid crisis.

The Family First Transition and Support Act calls for additional funds for kinship support services, which helps with things like transportation and childcare.

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Senator Sherrod Brown is proposing legislation to help high school students prepare for careers.

His proposed bill would help grow and develop apprenticeship programs in Ohio and across the country.

Brown says the Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act would give students a step to a high paying job.

“Too many students don’t realize apprenticeships can be a way for them to get their foot in the door and train for good jobs where they can build careers.”

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There’s been a lot of talk in Washington recently about the Green New Deal, introduced by House Democrats to address climate change. Mitch McConnell forced a vote on it in the Senate this week.

Ohio’s senators responded differently.

Rob Portman joined 56 other republicans in rejecting the Green New Deal, calling it ‘a laundry list of irresponsible promises with a sky-high price tag.’

“It’s kind of all over the board. There are things I like, there are things I don’t like.” :03

That’s Senator Sherrod Brown, who joined 42 Democrats in voting present.

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to terminate President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. Both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, cast their votes in support of the measure.

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Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wants Congress to help veterans who might have been harmed by toxic emissions during deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The military used open-air burn pits to dispose of waste, such as tires, medical waste, munitions, petroleum and lubricant products, which created toxic fumes potentially affecting service members. The military issued no guidelines on burning garbage until 2011.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Talks Taxes, Healthcare

Feb 15, 2019
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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, the subject of much speculation for the 2020 presidential election, took time to chat with WKSU about some of his priorities this week.  The issues included relief for the middle class and healthcare access.

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Legislation Brown is proposing would end the Trump administration’s tax cuts for higher-income Americans – because, Brown says, the tax policy just isn’t trickling down.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown wrapped up the first stop on his "Dignity of Work" listening tour in Iowa over the weekend, almost exactly one year before the state holds one of the first major contests of the 2020 presidential campaign.

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A lot of people are wondering whether Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown will run for president.

He’s dipping his toe in by visiting several early primary states on what he’s calling a “Dignity of Work” listening tour.

He’s kicking it off at a packaging company in Brunswick tonight and then heading to Iowa for a few days.

The senator says his decision to run won’t necessarily be based on this tour.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has a double-digit lead in most polls going into Election Day. The senior senator from Ohio is vying for his third term in office, and the campaign has been bitter and personal at times. Brown is sticking to familiar messages to make his case to voters.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown sits in a small office inside the headquarters of the Ohio Democratic Party, making phone calls to supporters. 

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A new law aims to fight cancer diagnoses among firefighters.

The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer rates. The results will be made public for researchers.

Democratic U.S Sen. Sherrod Brown, who brought the bill to Congress, said the CDC will develop strategies to use the data to spur research.