Brown Joins Colleagues In Bill To Permanently Fund Land And Water Conservation Fund, Protect Ohio’s Outdoor Recreation Areas

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Brown’s bill, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, will help ensure LWCF can continue to support State Parks, national parks, national forests and other public lands.

Brown, Senate Democrats Press Osha, McDonald’s Leadership To Take Action To Protect Employees From Workplace Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent letters to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook calling on both leaders to take action to address the high rate of workplace violence at McDonald’s restaurants around the country.

Center On Budget And Policy Priorities Finds Brown’s Working Families Tax Relief Act Would Benefit 3 Million Veteran And Active-Duty Households

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1 – In case you missed it, ahead of Independence Day, a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report found that U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) Working Families Tax Relief Act would help 46 million households, including 3 million veteran or active-duty households. Brown’s bill, which he introduced in April, would cut taxes for workers and families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

NDAA Bill Passes Senate With Brown’s Fentanyl & North Korea Sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27 – The U.S. Senate today passed its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including key priorities secured by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The next step is for the House of Representatives to take up their own version of the bill. The two bills will then be reconciled in a conference committee before being passed and sent to the President for signing.

Ohio Sea Grant participates in region-wide ‘AIS Landing Blitz’ campaign

MARBLEHEAD, June 27 – Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the North Coast Bass Anglers Association (NCBAA) join partners at hundreds of water access sites throughout the Great Lakes region for an AIS Landing Blitz from June 28 to July 7 to inform boaters and others of the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Brown Votes To Require President To Come Before Congress Before Bringing U.S. Closer To War With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10 – After calls from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to hold a vote on Iran, the Senate voted on a measure today that would require President Trump to come before Congress and get authorization before taking military actions that bring the U.S. closer to war with Iran. Brown, who voted against entry into the Iraq war, voted for the bipartisan measure and said that President Trump and his Administration must present their case to the American people if the President is considering putting Americans in harm’s way and entangling the U.S. in another military conflict in the Middle East.

NDAA Bill Passes Senate With Brown’s Fentanyl & North Korea Sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27 – The U.S. Senate today passed its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including key priorities secured by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The next step is for the House of Representatives to take up their own version of the bill. The two bills will then be reconciled in a conference committee before being passed and sent to the President for signing.

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Continue Lake Erie Science Talks at Lakeside Chautauqua

MARBLEHEAD, June 26 – Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab staff members continue to present “Lake Erie Science” at Lakeside Chautauqua this summer from July 9 to July 30. The talks, held most Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at Lakeside’s Steele Memorial Bandstand and Gazebo, are free and open to the public, but require paid admission and parking passes to the Lakeside community.