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Sen. Brown Open To Gas Tax Increase To Improve Highway System

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Senator Brown says he wants a plan that keeps road maintenance funded for at least six years.
8:57AM
June
24, 2014

The federal government is running low on cash to fund highway and bridge projects this year, and lawmakers in Washington have put together a set of competing fixes to the problem. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s open to increasing the federal gas tax.

Columbus Veteran Lobbies To Expedite Veterans Affairs Claims

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Ex Navy corpsman Michael Fairman helped develop an online reporting method for veterans who suffered possible brain injuries. He's traveling the state with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown to build legislative support for adoption by the VA.
4:30PM
May
28, 2014

A Columbus veteran says he’s found a way to more accurately document brain injuries in combat service. The new way of tracking invisible injuries could speed claims for medical help and compensation at Veterans Affairs.

Ohio’s Congressional Delegation Upset About Flood Plan Delay

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The city of Findlay has struggled with flooding over the past seven years, particularly in the downtown area near the Blanchard River.
8:28AM
April
10, 2014

Several Ohio members of Congress say they are not happy that the Army Corps of Engineers may wait until 2016 to issue a final report on a flood control plan for the flood-prone Blanchard River.

Sen. Brown Pushes Bill To Reform Student Loans

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4:25PM
April
1, 2014

Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohio’s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. He’s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.

Sen. Brown Follows Olympic Push With “Wear American Act”

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The U.S. Olympic team showed up at last week's opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing the American-made uniforms seen above. That’s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.
9:01AM
February
10, 2014

The U.S. Olympic team showed up at Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing American-made uniforms. That’s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Now he wants to take it a step further with the Wear American Act.

Budget Deal Won’t Extend Unemployment for 40,000 Ohioans

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As it stands, about 1.3 million people across the country could get cut off at the end of the month.
8:24AM
December 12, 2013

Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.

Ohio Senators Split On Reaction To Health Overhaul

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Ohio Senators. Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman disagree on how to best proceed with the Affordable Health Care Act.
2:51PM
October 24, 2013

Ohio’s U.S. senators disagree on how to respond to problems with the federal website for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Ohio’s GOP Senator Calls Syria Strategy “Confused”

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U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (L) and Rob Portman (R) react to proposed Syrian military strike.
1:25PM
September 12, 2013

Ohio’s Republican senator said the Obama administration’s long-term strategy for Syria appears “very confused.”

Sen. Brown: Mortgage Settlement Good, But Not Good Enough

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7:24AM
January
16, 2013

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says the recent agreement by 10 major mortgage servicers to pay billions of dollars to wrongly-foreclosed homeowners is good, but not big enough.

Both U.S. Senators From Ohio Land On Finance Committee

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7:59AM
January 4, 2013

Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Rob Portman are now on the oldest and arguably most powerful committee in the U.S. Senate.