U.S. Senate

HHS Agrees to Help Low-Income Americans with Cold Temperatures

Hours after a request by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and two other Senators, the federal government agreed to assist millions of low-income people dealing with bitterly cold temperatures. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will release the remaining federal dollars in what is called the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. […]

Conservative Groups Pushed John Boehner Over The Edge

After right-wing groups slammed the bipartisan budget deal negotiated by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) (in some cases before the deal was announced), Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) hit his breaking point. “When you criticize something and you have no idea what you’re criticizing, you’ve lost your credibility,” he told reporters Thursday. […]

Ohio Senators Fighting for American Steel

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to protect Ohio-based companies like U.S. Steel from illegal Chinese trade practices. The letter led by Senators Portman and Brown was also signed by ten of their Senate colleagues. Senators Portman and Brown have worked together to champion the […]

Open Letter from Sherrod Brown about the Farm Bill

In Ohio, one out of every seven jobs is connected to growing, processing, or distributing the food we eat and the products we use every day. In fact, agriculture and food contribute more than $107 billion dollars to our state’s economy each year. That’s why, when I talk to farmers around the state, I hear […]

Rove and the Multi-Million Dollar Donors

Three things you should know about Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS: Crossroads received fifty donations of one million dollars in 2012. One single donation totaled over $22 million. $6.3 million of that was spent attacking Sherrod Brown in Ohio. Who are the millionaires financing Rove’s attack machine? We don’t know – and they don’t have to tell us. […]

Introducing a Bill to Renew National Heritage Designation for the Ohio & Erie Canalway

The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is a vital part of Northeast Ohio’s economy. In July, Senator Brown introduced a bill that would renew the National Heritage designation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Corridor, which includes more than eighty miles of Towpath Trail that runs through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties. […]

Fudge to Attack Food Stamp Cuts

Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) has been named a member of a House of Representatives negotiating team that will hammer out a compromise farm bill with members of the U.S. Senate. In September, when the House adopted $39 billion in cuts to the food stamp program, Rep. Fudge noted the reductions were “almost ten times larger than […]

Brown to Donate Salary During Shutdown

  Senator Sherrod Brown’s office said in a statement that the senator “will not accept his federal salary accrued during the government shutdown and will instead donate it to charity. In 2011, Brown pledged to forego his salary in the event of a government shutdown. Following the 1995 shutdown, Brown donated his salary to various […]

Legislators Give Thanks for AmeriCorps

September marked twenty years since President Clinton signed the legislation creating AmeriCorps. In Ohio, we can celebrate the broad and diverse support that national service enjoys among our elected leaders. Senator Rob Portman, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Representative Marcia Fudge all took time to congratulate AmeriCorps and voice their support for national service. Senator Rob […]

Brown to Push for FDA Regulation of E-Cigs

Senator Sherrod Brown said Wednesday that e-cigarettes should be strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sen. Brown said he was scheduled to meet later in the day with the head of the FDA, and that he would urge a ban on sales and marketing efforts to children. E-cigs aren’t governed by federal […]