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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 92 items )  

At Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee Hearing, Portman Testifies on Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Portman-Shaheen Legislation Will Help Reduce Emissions, Protect the Environment & Create Jobs * * * Today at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Energy Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) testified in support of his bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which he introduced with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) earlier this year. The legislati  more

Brown Announces More Than $110,000 for Firefighters in Hollansburg
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $113,714 to Hollansburg for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations  more

Brown Announces More Than $115,000 for Firefighters In Bethesda
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $117,419 to Bethesda for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations so  more

Brown Announces More Than $135,000 for Firefighters in Warrensville
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $137,100 to Warrensville Heights for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder orga  more

Brown Announces More Than $150,000 for Firefighters in Kimbolton
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $150,761 to Liberty Community Volunteer Fire Department in Kimbolton for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We m  more

Brown Announces More Than $160,000 for Firefighters in Covington
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $164,285 to Covington Fire & Rescue, Inc. for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-respo  more

Brown Announces More Than $215,000 for Firefighters in Morrow County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $215,800 to two Morrow County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. * $208,181 to Morrow County Fire Fighters and Squadman Association and, * $7,619 to Galion Fire Department "Ohio firef  more

Brown Announces More Than $280,000 for Firefighters in Union Township
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $284,714 to Union Township for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizati  more

Brown Announces More Than $360,000 for Firefighters in Reynoldsburg
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $361,307 to Ohio Department of Commerce for the state fire training academy through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our fir  more

Brown Announces More Than $45,000 for Firefighters in Bethel Township
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $47,327 to Bethel Township for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizati  more

Brown Announces More Than $45,000 for Firefighters in Ravenna Township
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $46,902 to Ravenna Township for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizat  more

Brown Announces More Than $465,000 for Firefighters in North Ridgeville
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program has awarded a grant of $465,694 to the City of North Ridgeville for the hiring of firefighters. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations so   more

Brown Announces More Than $5 Million for State Parks, Outdoor Recreation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of the Interior Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has awarded a grant of $5,038,141 to Ohio for outdoor recreation and conservation projects across the state. "Ohioans depend on access to parks and public lands for outdoor recreation, community events, and local jobs," said Brown. "This Land and Water Conservation Fund  more

Brown Announces More Than $520,000 for Firefighters in Stark County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $523,239 to three Stark County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. * $149,571 to Mohawk Valley Joint Fire District for operations and safety, * $265,714 to Sandy Creek Joint Fire Distri  more

Brown Announces More Than $95,000 for Firefighters in Moraine
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $95,238 to Moraine for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations so t  more

Brown Announces Nearly $130,000 for Firefighters in Trumbull County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $128,976 to three Trumbull County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. Those awards include: * $60,000 to Bazetta Township Fire Department, * $27,530 to Brookfield Township Fire Departme  more

Brown Announces Nearly $250,000 for Firefighters in Green
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $249,313 to Green for operations and safety and a regional request through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-respon  more

Brown Announces Nearly $50,000 for Firefighters in Jacksonville
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $49,047 to Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our fir  more

Brown Announces Nearly $50,000 for Firefighters in Shawnee Township
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $48,313 to Shawnee Township for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizat  more

Brown Announces Nearly $50,000 for Firefighters in Strasburg
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $49,714 to Strasburg for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations so  more

Brown Announces Nearly $50,000 for Firefighters in Wilmington
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $47,392 to Wilmington for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations s  more

Brown Announces Nearly $500,000 for Firefighters in Franklin
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $497,406 to Franklin for a regional request through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations so th  more

Brown Announces Nearly $580,000 for Firefighters in Stark County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $579,079 to four Stark County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. Those awards include: * $113,714 to Perry Fire Department, * $135,233 to Brewster Village Fire Department, * $46,383 t  more

Brown Convenes Roundtable With Ohio Veterans in Geauga County
CHARDON, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) traveled to Chardon today to meet with Ohio veterans. Veterans from Geauga County attended the roundtable. Brown will take the veterans' priorities back to Washington, where he sits on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Our men and women in uniform answered the call to serve, and we have a responsibility to make sure they have everything they need to support their fa  more

Brown Demands Amazon Act to Protect Delivery Drivers, End Worker Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - News Reports Expose Unfair, Dangerous Delivery Standards for Workers * * * Today, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote to Amazon CEO and Chairman Jeff Bezos to demand the company immediately cease business with contractors that violate labor laws and to promote standards that protect its drivers and ensure public safety following bombshell  more

Brown Introduces Legislation to Empower Workers in Face of Increased Automation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown's Bill Ensures Workers Receive Advanced Notice, Increased Training when Companies Decide to Adopt New Technology; Brown Met with Local Ohioans During Statewide Tour to Discuss His Legislation, Ways to Support Workers as Companies Turn to Automation * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation to provide critical resources to workers when companies decide to adopt new   more

Brown Urges Devos to Discharge School Loans of Former ITT Tech Students
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - This Month Marks Three Years since the Closure of ITT Tech; Senator is also Demanding Devos End Cruel Attacks on Borrowers Defense Rule that Helps Protect Student Borrowers from Abusive For-profit Institutions * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in urging Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to provide automatic closed scho  more

Brown Urges VA to Expand List of Medical Conditions for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Joins Colleagues in Calling on VA to Include Parkinsonism, Bladder Cancer, Hypertension, and Hypothyroidism to the List of Presumptive Health Outcomes for Exposed Veterans * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, has joined his colleagues in urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to take action on behalf of thousands of veterans across   more

Brown, Mayor Whaley Demand Congress Vote on Gun Safety
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator, Mayor Join Pelosi, Schumer to Urge Action on First Day Congress is Back in Session * * * Today, on the first day Congress is back in session, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley are calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on the Universal Background Checks bill that the House passed 194 days ago. Brown and Whaley joined Senate Democratic Leader C  more

Cortez Masto Joins Demand for Capital One to Protect Consumers Impacted by Data Breach
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senate Banking Committee Democrats, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), in demanding that Capital One take action to protect the more than 100 million consumers impacted by the March 2019 data breach. The Senators lay out how Capital One has failed to take adequate steps to correct the many deficiencies leading to the breach. "To date, we beli  more

GAO Issues Report on Conflict Minerals
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on how companies responded to the Securities and Exchange Commission conflict minerals disclosure rule when filing in 2018. The report (GAO-19-607) is titled "Conflict Minerals: 2018 Company Reports on Mineral Sources Were Similar in Number and Content to Those Filed in the Prior 2 Years". The report was sent to Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vermont, vice chairman of the Senate   more

GAO Issues Report on Investigational Drugs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on actions taken to facilitate access to investigational drugs. The report (GAO-19-630) is titled "Investigational Drugs: FDA and Drug Manufacturers Have Ongoing Efforts to Facilitate Access for Some Patients". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N  more

Grandparents Advisory Council Created by Brown's Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act Holds First Meeting
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - With Addiction Crisis in Mind, Brown's Bipartisan Bill Required Creation of the Advisory Council, which Assist Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children - Two Ohioans Selected to Serve on Council * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is applauding news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL), held the first Grandparents Advisory Co  more

House Committee Approves DeGette's Bill to Ban High-capacity Gun Magazines
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation would reinstate nationwide ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds * * * The House Judiciary Committee today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) to reinstate a nationwide ban on high-capacity gun magazines. The move comes as calls for Congress to change the nation's gun laws continue to grow in the wake of the recent mass shootings that  more

In Cincinnati, Portman Participates in Second Annual Taft Day
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman's Restore Our Parks Act Would Help Address the Backlog of Maintenance Needs at the Taft National Historic Site * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in the Second Annual Taft Day breakfast celebrating the birthday of President William Howard Taft, the only U.S. president born and raised in Cincinnati. Portman participated in this program last year. The breakfast cele  more

Murphy, Colleagues Call on President Trump, Republicans to Act on Common Sense Gun Legislation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Connecticut, issued the following news release: Following a string of mass shootings this summer in Texas, California and Ohio, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday, along with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), took to the U.S. Senate floor to share stories of people whose lives have been affected by gun violence. Murphy also urged P  more

On Senate Floor, Portman Highlights August Visits Around Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, on the Senate Floor, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) highlighted his visits in Ohio during the August state work period. He traveled more than 4,000 miles and visited 39 different counties in the state, completing his goal of visiting all 88 Ohio counties during this term. He met with Ohioans and discussed a variety of issues, including expanding skills training, protecting and preserving our Great Lakes  more

On Senate Floor, Portman Honors Courageous Acts of Dayton Police Officers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) honored the brave Dayton Police Officers who quickly responded to the active shooter in Dayton, Ohio last month, ending the tragedy before more innocent lives could be lost. President Trump honored their courageous acts by presenting them with the Medal of Valor at the White House this morning. Transcript of his remarks can be found below and a video c  more

Portman Welcomes President Trump Decision on Security Assistance & Urges Other NATO Countries to Do More to Help Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-founder and co-chairman of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, praised the decision by President Trump to authorize the release of $250 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Funds (USAI) following the completion of a Department of Defense and State Department review of the program. This money, in conjunction with State Department Foreign Military Financing, will provide key support t  more

Portman, Brown Introduce Legislation to Rename NASA's Plum Brook Station Test Facility After Neil Armstrong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) formally introduced legislation to rename NASA's Plum Brook Station, the agency's test facility in Sandusky, Ohio, after Neil Armstrong. Portman and Brown announced their intention to rename the facility in July, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Plum Brook is part of the NASA Glenn Research Center. It houses uniq  more

Portman, Brown Introduce Legislation to Rename NASA's Plum Brook Station Test Facility After Neil Armstrong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) formally introduced legislation to rename NASA's Plum Brook Station, the agency's test facility in Sandusky, Ohio, after Neil Armstrong. Portman and Brown announced their intention to rename the facility in July, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Plum Brook is part of the NASA Glenn Research Center. It houses unique  more

Portman, Brown, Ohio Delegation Praise $7.5 Million DOT Grant for ODOT, TRC, OSU, DriveOhio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Portman, Brown, Ohio Delegation Praise $7.5 Million DOT Grant for ODOT, TRC, OSU, and DriveOhio to Test and Deploy Automatic Driving System Technology in Ohio * * * Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), along with the entire Ohio delegation in the House of Representatives, praised the announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.5 million Automa  more

Portman, King Urge Library of Congress to Make Constitution Annotated Available to All Americans
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, in advance of Constitution Day on September 17th, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Angus King (I-ME) sent a letter to Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, urging her to make the Constitution Annotated easily available to all Americans. The Constitution Annotated is compiled by the Library of Congress and details how the Supreme Court has interpreted each provision of the Constitution. While the C  more

Portman, Peters Reintroduce Historic Vehicle Preservation Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Bill Would Create Register to Preserve American Automotive Innovation & History * * * U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to establish a national register to preserve records of historic vehicles that have made a significant impact on American history and culture. The National Historic Vehicle Register Actwould require the Department   more

Rep. Balderson: Ohio Awarded $7.5 Million Federal Investment for Autonomous Vehicle Research
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) this week applauded a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest $7.5 million in the testing and deployment of autonomous driving vehicle technology in Ohio. "This is great news for the state of Ohio," said Congressman Troy Balderson, who serves as a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. "Investments like these are a testament  more

Rep. Beatty Issues Statement on Upcoming Ohio Voter Purge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following statement in advance of the announced purge of 235,000 registered voters by Secretary of State Frank LaRose: "After tomorrow's purge, nearly 500,000 Ohioans this year alone may soon discover that their names have been stripped from the rolls all because they did not vote recently and did not return a postcard. However, far worse is the fact that many will be kicked off by mistake. "As I have said time and time again: the r  more

Rep. Beatty's Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act Passes House
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed unanimously U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty's (OH-03) signature piece of legislation, the Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act, H.R. 281, also known as the 'Beatty Rule.' If enacted into law, the Beatty Rule would require that at least one gender diverse candidate and one racially or ethnically diverse candidate are interviewed when there is vacancy among the Federal   more

Rep. Chabot: Administrative Hurdles Place Heavy Strain on Small Medical Practices
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from physicians about the administrative hurdles faced by small medical practices. "Methods such as prior authorization and step therapy were introduced to reduce unnecessary procedures, prevent overprescription of dangerously addictive drugs, and reduce human error," said Ranking Member Steve C  more

Rep. Jordan Corrects the Record on Cummings's Partisan Attacks on the Trump Administration Travel
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, raised concerns about Chairman Cummings's recent attacks on Vice President Pence's travel accommodations. Ranking Member Jordan sent letters (https://republicans-oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Ireland-Letters.pdf) to Actin  more

Rep. Joyce Announces $194,278 GLRI Grant Awarded to Chagrin River Watershed Partners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that Chagrin River Watershed Partners, which is headquartered in Willoughby, Ohio, has been awarded a $194,278 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission. The Chagrin River Watershed Partners' project will result in 2,000 feet of bio-engineered streambank stabilization for tributaries to the Chagrin River. "I'm pleased to report   more

Rep. Joyce Announces $7.5 Million Automated Driving Systems Grant Awarded to ODOT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that the Ohio Department of Transportation's DriveOhio will receive a $7.5 million Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. This grant program aims to gather safety data to help inform rulemaking, foster collaboration amongst state and local governments and private partners, and test the safe integration of au  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on House Judiciary Committee Decision to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee voted to pass a resolution to implement procedures for future hearings on the committee's investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Trump: "Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, especially looking into allegations of corruption and coverups swir  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement on Retirement of NASA Glenn Research Center Director Kavandi
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after Janet L. Kavandi, director of the NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, announced her retirement effective September 30: "Director Kavandi is an exceptional leader. It is with absolute admiration and gratitude that I thank her for her service and tenure as Director at NASA Glenn and also as a decorated astronaut. Our Northern Ohio region is better for Dr. Kavandi's remarkable service at NASA and  more

Rep. Kaptur: $9 Million Federal Research Initiative Headed for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Research Will Demonstrate New Hybrid Energy System at Ottawa County's Largest Employer * * * Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $9,184,229 federal investment to facilitate an advanced nuclear technology project at Davis-Besse Nuclear   more

Rep. Latta Introduces Legislation to Address Increasing Maternal Mortality Rates
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today joined a bipartisan coalition in introducing H.R. 4243, the Rural MOMS Act of 2019, to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers in rural communities nationwide. The issue of "maternity care deserts" is important to Latta, and something he's questioned health experts on as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. This bipartisan bill will m  more

Rep. Latta: Rural Communities Under-Served by Broadband Maps
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, delivered opening remarks at today's hearing, "Legislating to Connect America: Improving the Nation's Broadband Maps." Current broadband maps are inaccurate, showing coverage where it doesn't exist, and leaving many rural communities in Ohio's 5th District without the coverage  more

Rep. Nadler Issues Remarks at Markup of Extreme Risk Protection Order Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following opening remarks at the markup of the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (H.R. 1236): "Last month, the country was rocked by news of mass shootings on two successive days, in El Paso, Texas--where 22 people were killed and 26 were wounded--and in Dayton, Ohio--where 9 people were killed and 27 others were injured. Just a few weeks later, a gunman in Odessa, Texas took the lives  more

Rep. Nadler Issues Remarks on Extreme Risk Protection Order Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following opening remarks during a markup of the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (H.R. 1236): "Last month, the country was rocked by news of mass shootings on two successive days, in El Paso, Texas--where 22 people were killed and 26 were wounded--and in Dayton, Ohio--where 9 people were killed and 27 others were injured. Just a few weeks later, a gunman in Odessa, Texas took the li  more

Rep. Stivers, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Bill to Pair Veterans and Service Dogs to Treat Mental Illness
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), John Rutherford (R-FL), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Michael Walz (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), Neal Dunn (R-FL), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), introduced H.R. 4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act will create a pilot program within the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA)   more

Rep. Stivers: House Passes Five Bipartisan Financial Services Bills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced five bipartisan Financial Services bills: H.R. 2852, the Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019; H.R. 281, the Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act of 2019; H.R. 1690, the CO ALERTS Act of 2019; H.R. 241, the Bank Service Company Exa  more

Rep. Tim Ryan Hails Selection of Youngstown for NFL Helmet Challenge Kickoff
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - NFL holds $3 million contest to find who can build better helmet technology * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) hails selection of Youngstown, Ohio for National Football League (NFL) Helmet Challenge symposium, a $3 million contest to find who can build a better helmet to protect players from head traumatic injuries. In the 2018 NFL season, there were 214 reported concussions, down from 281 in 2017  more

Rep. Tim Ryan Introduces Bill to Invest $100 Billion in Lead Removal Nationwide
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill funds elimination of every lead pipe in the U.S. and removal of lead paint from 7 million homes * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today introduced a bill to invest $100 billion to remove lead pipes and lead paint from homes across the United States - which is enough to eliminate every lead pipe in the country and remove lead paint from 7 million American homes. Research indicates that every dollar  more

Rep. Tim Ryan Recognizes National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Ryan introduced bipartisan legislation in April 2019 making it easier to identify gluten in prescription drugs * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today recognized National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. September 13th was designated National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in order to shed light on an issue that affects three million Americans living with celiac disease - a genetic autoimmune disorder in wh  more

Rep. Turner Highlights STEM Research, DOD's Investment Into Historically Black Colleges at Central State University
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Last week Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), alongside Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond and Major General William T. Cooley, highlighted the Department of Defense's investment into Historically Black Colleges (HBCU). Turner co-sponsored an amendment in the House version of this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that urges the formation of the National Security Commis  more

Reps. Turner and Dean Introduce The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Mike Turner (OH-10), Madeline Dean (PA-04), Karen Bass (CA-37), and Steve Stivers (OH- 15) introduced a revised version of The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act (FSHO), a bipartisan bill designed to increase access to housing for youth aging out of foster care without increasing federal spending. "The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will help break the cycle of fed  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $360,000 for Firefighters in Akron
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $360,454 to Akron for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations so th  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $540,000 for Firefighters in Cuyahoga County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $545,005 to four Cuyahoga County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. Those awards include: - $47,333 to Richmond Heights Fire Department for operations and safety, - $70,000   more

Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $165,000 for Firefighters in Franklin Township
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $164,769 to Franklin Township for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organiz  more

Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $340,000 for Firefighters in Hamilton County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $337,213 to two Hamilton County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. Those awards include: * $29,523 to Springdale Fire Department and, * $307,690 to Whitewater Township Fire Department   more

Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $50,000 for Firefighters in Millersport
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $49,047 to Millersport for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. "Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," said Brown. "We must support our first-responder organizations   more

Sen. Brown Announces USDA Disaster Funds for Ohio Farmers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Pushed USDA to Make Funds Available After Record Rains Threatened Crops in the Midwest; Ohio Farmers can Apply Starting Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11th * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made disaster relief funds available for Ohio farmers hit by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. Brown urged USDA to make these f  more

Sen. Brown Honored by Farmers Union
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) received the National Farmers Union's highest legislative award Tuesday in Washington. The Golden Triangle is awarded for outstanding leadership and public policy support of family farmers, ranchers and rural communities across the U.S. "Our state's prosperity - and economic and energy security - depends on the strength of Ohio's agriculture sector," Brown said. "I will continu  more

Sen. Brown Issues Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Housing Finance Reform
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued delivered the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "Housing Finance Reform: Next Steps": " "Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to all of our witnesses for being here today. "We're going to hear from the Trump Administration about the "next steps" on housing finance reform, but it's clear from the plan they put out last week what President Trump  more

Sen. Brown Issues Speech at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following speech at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions' Congressional Caucus Conference: "We need strong credit unions. "I've heard from many of you on the issues your credit unions face - from housing finance reform to cannabis banking to stronger data security. "I want to continue to work with you, so that you can continue to serv  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Global Regulatory Insurance
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled 'Developments in Global Insurance Regulatory and Supervisory Forums': Eleven years ago today, September 12, 2008, executives from AIG walked into the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to beg for a bailout. "Supervisors at the Office of Thrift supervision, whose leadership was so incompetent it doesn't exist an  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Hearing on Housing Finance Reform
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "Housing Finance Reform: Next Steps": "We're going to hear from the Trump Administration about the "next steps" on housing finance reform, but it's clear from the plan they put out last week what President Trump thinks those steps should be - the Trump plan will make mortgages more expensive and har  more

Sen. Brown: Senators Urge Review of U.S. Export Controls Regarding Developments in Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, along with Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, led a letter to Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Ross requesting an assessment of the adequacy of U.S. export controls with respect to Hong Kong.  more

Sen. Brown: WaPo - 'Trump's Housing Finance Plan Will Make Mortgages More Expensive, Especially for Black Borrowers, Housing Groups Say'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown Pressed Administration Officials Tuesday during a Senate Banking Hearing on the Proposed Plan that Would Make Mortgages More Expensive and Harder to Get * * * In case you missed it, the Washington Post reported that fair housing and lending groups say that the Trump Administration's proposed housing finance   more

Sen. Gardner: Senators Urge Review of U.S. Export Controls Regarding Developments in Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) along with Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, led a letter expressing concerns to the administration that Mainland China may be abusing the United States' expor  more

Sen. Markey: Senators Urge Review of U.S. Export Controls Regarding Developments in Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, along with Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, led a letter to Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Ross requesting an assessment of the adequacy of U.S. export controls with respect t  more

Sen. Menendez Leads Democratic Senators in Introducing Temporary Protected Status for the Bahamas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: Following reports that the Trump Administration will refuse to grant temporary protections to Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today was joined by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ed Markey (D-Mass.),  more

Sen. Portman Issues Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following statement praising the Trump administration's decision to ban flavored e-cigarettes: "I applaud the Trump administration for taking action to curb youth smoking rates. "Banning flavored e-cigarettes is a key step to doing so, and I hope that Congress will follow up this progress by raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21." * * * NOTE: Portman is a cosponsor of two bipartisan (https://www.congress.gov/b  more

Sen. Portman Submits Op-Ed in Solutions to Protect Environment, Grow Economy
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following op-ed on solutions to protect the environment and grow the economy, which was provided to Washington Times: In the Washington Times today, Senator Portman wrote a new op-ed about his efforts to help to protect our environment and grow the economy, highlighting his bipartisan legislation to improve energy efficiency, protect tropical forests from deforestation, and reduce carbon emissions through carbon capture legislation.   more

Sen. Portman Submits Op-Ed on Joint Systems Manufacturing Center
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following op-ed on his support for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, which was provided to the Lima News: Portman has been a staunch supporter of the JSMC and recently fought for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, which will authorize $1.7 billion to increase the rate of production of M1 Abrams tanks, as well as upgrade tanks and Strykers that are already in service. On the importance of keeping   more

Sen. Portman Submits Op-Ed on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following op-ed about his support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was provided to the Washington Post: As a former U.S. Trade Representative, Portman has been a staunch supporter of the USMCA. Portman supports the more modern USMCA to the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in part because it includes new and enforceable environmental and labor standards, a new section on digital trade, expanded opportun  more

Sen. Risch: Senators Urge Review of U.S. Export Controls Regarding Developments in Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, along with Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, led a letter to Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Ross requesting an assessment of the adequacy o  more

Sen. Warren Leads Colleagues Calling on Defunct For-Profit College Education Corporation of America to Stop Attempts to Collect From Former Students
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), led their colleagues Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blum  more

Senate Banking Committee Democrats Demand Capital One Protect Consumers Impacted by Data Breach
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - led Senate Banking Committee Democrats in demanding that Capital One take action to protect the more than 100 million consumers impacted by the March 2019 data breach. In response to the data breach, Capital One promised to provide free credit monitoring and identity protection services to its  more

Senate Banking Committee Democrats Demand Capital One Protect Consumers Impacted by Data Breach
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - led Senate Banking Committee Democrats in demanding that Capital One take action to protect the more than 100 million consumers impacted by the March 2019 data breach. In response to the data breach, Capital   more

Speaker Pelosi Issues Remarks on Calls for Vote on House-Passed Gun Violence Prevention Bills
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following remarks: Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House and Senate Democrats, and Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio for a media availability calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to bring House-passed gun violence prevention legislation to the Senate Floor for a vote as soon as possible. Below are the Speaker's remarks: "Thank you very much, Leader Schumer, for bringing us together here  more

Van Hollen Joins Democratic Senators in Introducing Temporary Protected Status for The Bahamas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Following reports that the Trump Administration will refuse to grant temporary protections to Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), joined Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Eliz  more

Warren, Booker, Colleagues, Call on Senate Appropriators to Prioritize Affordable Housing, Child Care, Climate Change in Budget Negotiations
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - Warren, Colleagues, Applaud House Appropriators for Passing a Spending Package that Invests in At-Risk Families - Urge Senate Appropriators to Do the Same * * * United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), T  more