Brown: President’s Budget Is Yet Another Betrayal Of Working People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today blasted the Trump administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021. President Trump’s budget proposes significant cuts to programs, which will negatively affect hardworking Ohioans. Brown is committed to fighting these cuts and securing Ohio priorities throughout the budget process.

Brown, Senators To EPA: Protect Communities In Region Five

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), today urged the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator, Kurt Thiede, to prioritize protecting public health and safety and supporting the hard-working career professionals within Region 5 – which includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. In a letter to Thiede, the Senators cited a troubling pattern of reduction of enforcement actions, inspections, and staff in the past three years.

How to Fight Back Against Thieves This Tax Season

COLUMBUS, Feb. 4 — As Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week gets underway, Attorney General Dave Yost is sharing important tips to help Ohioans guard their personal information and refund dollars during tax season.

Brown Joins Colleagues In Calling For Analysis Of Dual Enrollment Programs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was joined by eighteen of his Senate colleagues in encouraging the U.S. Department of Education to expand its planned analysis of federal K-12 education spending to include dual and concurrent enrollment programs and early college high schools.

Governor DeWine Awards More Than $2 Million to Local Drug Task Forces

COLUMBUS, Feb. 3 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he is awarding more than $2 million in grant funding to support local law enforcement in their work to disrupt the drug trade in Ohio and enhance their role in substance use awareness, prevention, and recovery.

500th Farm Signed into Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation Program

REYNOLDSBURG, Feb. 3, 2020 – Farm number 500 will be preserved through the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Farmland Preservation Program on Monday, February 3, 2020. The Anderson-Douglas farm, located in Big Prairie, will receive the distinction of the 500th farm to be signed into the Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).

Brown To Highlight President’s Betrayal Of Workers With State Of The Union Guest

WASHINGTON, DC, FEB. 1 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that he will be joined at the State of the Union address next week by Dave Green. Dave Green served as the United Auto Workers Local 1112 President for the now-shuttered GM Plant in Lordstown. Over the last two years, GM laid off roughly 4,500 workers between the three shifts at the plant.

State Hosting Gypsy Moth Treatment Open Houses

REYNOLDSBURG, Jan. 31, 2020) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is hosting 18 informational open houses for people living in areas scheduled to receive aerial treatments to prevent the spread of the destructive gypsy moth.

Brown Urges Newly Confirmed Fda Commissioner To Make Drug Security A Key Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging newly confirmed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, to do more to improve drug security. In a letter sent to Hahn, Brown invited the Commissioner to work with him to prioritize and advance policies that will help reduce U.S. reliance on foreign-made medications.

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Seeking Applications

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations to recognize those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to our communities, state, and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service, or philanthropy.

Brown: Medicaid Block Grant Funding Bad For Ohioans

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 30 – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to encourage states to request block grant funding for people covered by Medicaid.

Ohio National Guard to Assist Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

COLUMBUS, Jan. 28 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a proclamation today authorizing specified members of the Ohio National Guard to provide emergency aid to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico after a series of powerful earthquakes caused massive destruction and widespread power outages.

Parents and Students Gather to Oppose Voucher Reduction

COLUMBUS, Jan. 23, 2019 – School Choice Ohio hosted a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse for parents and students who are eligible for Ohio’s EdChoice Voucher to speak in opposition to proposed reductions in voucher usage in Ohio.