Brown Joins Colleagues Urging Air Force To Ensure Retired Servicemembers Receive Benefits They Have Earned

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined his Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and John Cornyn (R-TX) yesterday in sending a letter to the United States Department of the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Personnel Command (ARPC) expressing concern with the delays in determining veterans’ military pensions.

Brown Secures Key Provisions In Bipartisan Foster Care Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 13 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has joined his colleagues in introducing the Family First Transition Act, which includes a number of key provisions Brown secured from his Family First Transition and Support Act, legislation to increase investment and support for child welfare as Ohio counties struggle to make sure children are cared for, especially in light of the addiction crisis. Brown worked closely with the Senate Finance Committee to ensure his provisions were included in the bipartisan bill.

On Senate Floor, Brown Demands Passage Of Resolution To Expand List Of Medical Conditions For Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 13 – On the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, led his colleagues in urging the President to take action on behalf of thousands of Vietnam veterans across the country living with chronic health conditions, by expanding the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ list of medical conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange to include Parkinsonism, Bladder Cancer, Hypertension, and Hypothyroidism. Republicans rejected Brown’s measure.

Senators Brown And Warren Raise Alarm About Ongoing Irs Failure To Fix The Free File Program

Washington, DC, Nov. 15 - United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a follow-up letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig after new reports revealed that for-profit tax preparation companies in the Free File Alliance (FFA) continue to use tricks and traps to charge low- and moderate- income families fees to file their taxes, and that the IRS refuses to address the glaring failures that allow tax preparation companies to prioritize their profits over their commitment to providing a free filing option for low-income taxpayers.

Policy Matters Ohio - Saturday Stats: We’re hiring

* 1,000: Ohio employers cut 1,000 jobs last month, according to Hannah Halbert’s JobWatch. That's been the story in five of the last 10 months. Sure sounds like a downturn to us! Ohio’s sluggish economy makes a strong case for state lawmakers to protect Ohioans from a recession by doing things like extending unemployment insurance to low-wage workers.

Committee formed to ensure accurate census count

LAKE COUNTY – In an effort to ensure every single resident of Lake County is included in the 2020 census, a resolution creating the Lake County Complete Count Committee was passed by the Board of Commissioners Oct. 31.