Monday - September 21, 2020
U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 47 items )  

As Congress Nears Nov. 21 Deadline, Portman Calls for Action on Legislation to End Government Shutdowns
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee business meeting, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) discussed his efforts to end government shutdowns and urged his colleagues to join him in passing legislation to do so. As chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Portman released a bipartisan report detailing the combined costs of the past three federal shutdowns. Th  more

Brown Announces $18 Million for Stark County Infrastructure Improvements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds will go toward 3-Mile Extension of US-30 Expressway in Stark County * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $18,000,000 to Stark County through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funds for the project will go toward the construction of a three-mil  more

Brown Announces More Than $300,000 for Dayton Public Schools to Reduce Air Emissions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds will Help Dayton Public School District Reduce Air Emissions from School Bus Fleet * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $330,375 to the Dayton Public School District to reduce air emissions from its school bus fleet. The funding will provide help to replace 15 old diesel school buses with 15 new, clean diesel bu  more

Brown Announces More Than $85 Million to Improve Electric Service in Rural Ohio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program has awarded an $86,688,000 Electric Loan to three electric companies in rural Ohio to invest in electric infrastructure and strengthen reliability. These awards include: - $63,750,000 to Midwest Energy Cooperative to build and improve 1,193 miles of distribution and connect 1,160 customers,  more

Brown Announces Nearly $1,000,000 to Promote Small Business in Rural Ohio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program has awarded $977,440 to rural communities in Ohio to expand business and job opportunities and enhance rural economies and environments. These funds include: - $34,199 to Grow! Highland County to support startups and small businesses in Highland County, - 69,248 to Cultivate, a non-profit   more

Brown Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Stop Animal Cruelty
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator's Bill is Now Headed to the President's Desk to be Signed into Law; Brown is a Longtime Supporter of Legislation to End Animal Cruelty, Hold Abusers Accountable * * * U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is applauding Senate passage of his Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, legislation that would make the gruesome torture and killing of animals a federal offense and make it easier  more

Brown Joins Senators Seeking Information About State Department Policies to Protect Journalists
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined a group of seventeen senators in writing the State Department to seek additional information about what practices and policies are in place to assist journalists who face threats to their personal safety while reporting overseas and to encourage the Department of State to actively protect reporters from retaliation they may experience in the countries where they work. "Although  more

Brown Leading Efforts to Protect Veterans, Consumers From Abusive Lending Practices
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Brown's Bill Would Extend Current Lending Protections for Servicemembers to Veterans, American Consumers * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call to preview legislation the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, that would extend financial protections that currently apply to active-duty servicemembers to veterans, surviving family members and all consumers. In 2006  more

Brown, Collins, Gillibrand Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Mental Health Services for Older Americans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Legislation Would Update Statute to Recognize Clinical Psychologists as Independent Providers, Expand Mental Healthcare Options for Medicare Patients * * * Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation to help expand mental healthcare services for older Americans. The Senators' legislation, the Medicare Mental H  more

Brown, Grassley Introduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Legislation will Help Create Affordable Housing Opportunities for Youth, Prevent Homelessness * * * Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation to help provide stable housing options for foster care youth transitioning to adulth  more

Brown, Wyden, Blumenthal Push Trump Administration to Ensure No Human Trafficking, Forced Labor Exist in Government Contract Supply Chains
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Urge Administration Officials to Comply with Previous Executive Orders to Prevent Human Trafficking * * * U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are urging the Trump Administration to do more to ensure the federal government does not do business with contractors that have human trafficking or forced labor in their supply chains of companies. In a lett  more

Cardin, Portman Introduce Hospice Care Improvement Act to Address Lack of Transparency in Hospice Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced new legislation - the Hospice Care Improvement Act - to address the lack of safety protocols and transparency in hospices across the country. Following the release of reports (found here and here) in July from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighting specific insta  more

Committee Approves Portman's Bipartisan Bill to Improve Transparency of Federal Spending
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved his bipartisan Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2019 favorably out of committee. Portman introduced this bipartisan bill with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) to make information about how the federal government is spending taxpayer dollars more accessible to taxpayers. The leg  more

Committee Approves Portman, Schatz, Gardner, Harris Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Federal Government's Use of Artificial Intelligence
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved their bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, legislation that would improve the effectiveness of the federal government by ensuring that the government's use of AI and automated processes are ethical and acco  more

Grassley, Brown Introduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to help provide stable housing options for foster care youth transitioning to adulthood. "Unfortunately, foster youth who age out of care are oftentimes extremely vulnerable to homelessness or unstable h  more

Habitat for Humanity Honors Portman for Longtime Dedication to Building Affordable Homes
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Last night, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was named an honoree by Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. at its 30th anniversary gala. The 30th Anniversary Gala honored several individuals and corporations for their outstanding volunteer commitments and dedication to Habitat's mission. "Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. makes an indispensable contribution to the District, providing safe and affordable home  more

On Senate Floor, Portman Highlights Work With Corps and Local Stakeholders to Preserve Historic Barker House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor highlighting his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), the Friends of the Joseph Barker Jr., House, the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office, and the Ohio Department of Transportation to restore and protect the historic Joseph Barker Jr. House in southern Washington County, Ohio. The Bark  more

On Senate Floor, Portman Urges Senate to Pass House-Passed SECURE Act to Help More Americans Save for Retirement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) urged his Senate colleagues to pass the bipartisan SECURE Act to help more Americans achieve a secure retirement. The SECURE Act passed the House of Representatives in May with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 417-3. That's why Portman is urging his Senate colleagues to pass this legislation as soon as possible. Several components of Portman's bipar  more

Portman Announces Transportation Department Grant of $18 Million to Extend US-30 in Stark County
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - BUILD Grant Funding Will Help Region Extend Expressway, Boost Opportunities for Job Creations & Economic Growth * * * Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award the Regional Transportation Improvement Project (RTIP) $18 million in funding as part of the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) competitive grant program. Thi  more

Portman Highlights Importance of FBI Involvement in Combating Intelligence Threat of Confucius Institutes
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, at the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on threats to the homeland, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) highlighted the importance of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) being actively involved in combating the influx of deadly drugs across the Southwest border into the United States. Portman recently introduced new legislation - the Combating Meth & Cocaine Act - to give  more

Portman Secures Key CMS Change to Ensure UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Can Expand, Treat More Children
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Senator Rob Portman announced that he secured a change in Friday's final Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule which will allow for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland to expand their bed count. Traditionally, what are known as hospital-within-hospital (HwH) rules for Medicare have been used to mitigate exploiting payments when two different types of hos  more

Portman Visits Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station, Discusses Current Wing Mission With Commander
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) met with the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station (YARS) Commander Colonel Joseph Janik, members of the Wing Command and representatives from the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission to discuss the importance of YARS to the Youngstown community and to our country. The focus of their discussion was on the current Wing mission, potential for upgrades to the C-130 fle  more

Portman, Cardin Introduce Hospice Care Improvement Act to Address Lack of Transparency in Hospice Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced new legislation - the Hospice Care Improvement Act - to address the lack of safety protocols and transparency in hospices across the country. Following the release of reports (found here and here) in July from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighting specific instances of p  more

Rep Gibbs to Host Veterans Resource Fair Nov. 22
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: The Office of Congressman Bob Gibbs will be hosting a Veteran Resource Fair in North Ridgeville on Friday November 22nd. All veterans are welcome to attend. The Resource Fair is an opportunity for local veterans to connect with a wide range of organizations and services they may be eligible for. Veterans can speak with officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs, get assistance from Ohio Means Jobs to star  more

Rep. Balderson Announces $8 Million Federal Investment in Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades for Rural Counties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved an $8 million investment for upgrades to electrical infrastructure in rural North Central Ohio, including Morrow and Marion counties. Administered by the USDA's Rural Development program, funding will be used to support the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative's efforts to expand connections to an additional 220 cu  more

Rep. Gibbs Announces $18 Million USDOT Grant for Route 30 Expansion
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Gibbs announced an $18 million U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant for the Regional Transportation Improvement Project to extend U.S. Route 30 to State Route 44. The extension will be approximately three miles long beginning from Trump Avenue. Congressman Gibbs previously wrote to USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao, working with her t  more

Rep. Gonzalez Secures $18 Million for U.S. Route 30 Expansion Project
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Efforts led by U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and the Stark County community to obtain funding for the U.S. Route 30 Regional Transportation Improvement Project came to a head Wednesday evening with the U.S. Department of Transportation announcing an $18 million grant to complete a critical segment of the project around Canton. Gonzalez has championed the U.S. Route 30 expansion project on the fed  more

Rep. Gonzalez Urges Armed Services Committees to Include Provisions to Combat Academic Espionage in Final National Defense Authorization Act Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: A bipartisan group of 29 members of Congress led by U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) sent a letter to the conference committee for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Monday urging the inclusion of legislation to combat academic espionage at institutions of higher education in the final version of the bill. The legislation, known as the Securing A  more

Rep. Kaptur Announces Nearly $9 Million in Federal Investment Supporting Northern Ohio Solar Energy Research and Development
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Three Grants Competitively Awarded to the University of Toledo and Eaton Corporation Showcase Northern Ohio's National Leadership in Solar Research * * * Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, joined representatives and researchers from the University of Toledo and Eaton Corporation at a press conference announcing $8,  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement Encouraging Ohio Veterans to Participate in History Project
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day and encouraging all veterans across northern Ohio to participate in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: "On Veterans Day, a grateful nation pauses to salute the brave Americans who have selflessly served our nation in uniform," said Rep. Kaptur. "The history and spirit of our nation is rooted in the service and experiences of our veterans. As we join hands and reflect on  more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Bill to Rename Youngstown VA Clinic After Army Veteran Carl Nunziato
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Leading into Veterans Day, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) introduced legislation to rename the Youngstown Veterans Affairs Clinic after Carl Nunziato, a Youngstown native, Army Veteran and dedicated disabled and veterans' rights advocate. Carl graduated from Youngstown State ROTC as the Distinguished Military Graduate in 1961, commissioning into the U.S. Army. He served two voluntary tours of combat duty in Viet  more

Rep. Ryan Issues Statement on Lordstown Motors Acquiring General Motors Lordstown Plant
LORDSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following statement regarding the Lordstown Motors acquiring the Lordstown plant from General Motors: "I am very encouraged that the Lordstown plant has been acquired by Lordstown Motors Corporation. I am extremely proud of the men and women who helped build the General Motors brand of vehicles at the Lordstown Complex. "Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, and my goal is to make sure these vehicles are built right her  more

Reps. Chabot, Sensenbrenner Submit Op-Ed on Clinton Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 -- Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, issued the following op-ed on the impeachment against President Clinton, which was provided to the Wall Street Journal: Tensions ran high 20 years ago as we stood in the well of the Senate before Chief Justice William Rehnquist, all 100 senators and the nation. As House impeachment managers, we presented our case against President Clinton. We were somber but confident, knowing that we had afforded Mr. Cli  more

Reps. Sensenbrenner, Chabot Submit Op-Ed on Clinton Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, and Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, issued the following op-ed on the impeachment against President Clinton, which was provided to the Wall Street Journal: Tensions ran high 20 years ago as we stood in the well of the Senate before Chief Justice William Rehnquist, all 100 senators and the nation. As House impeachment managers, we presented our case against President Clinton. We were somber but confident, knowing that we had afforded Mr. Cli  more

Rob's Rundown: Week of Nov. 4-8
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following information: Today, Senator Portman delivered the keynote address at the Mental Health & Addiction: Breaking the Stigma Symposium hosted at Walsh University. In his remarks, Portman highlighted his bipartisan legislative accomplishments to provide more resources to combat the addiction crisis through his Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act and the 21st Century CURES Act. Portman also discussed his Combating Meth & Cocaine A  more

Sen. Brown Issues Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Affordable, Safe Housing Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- 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 "Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Housing Access and Safety": "I'd like to start by taking a moment to acknowledge the passing of one of our former colleagues, Senator Kay Hagan. "Senator Hagan contributed so much to this Committee and was a fierce advocate for the people of North Carolina. Our thoughts an  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on Death of Detective DelRio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement on the death of Dayton Police Department Detective Jorge DelRio, who was shot on while serving a drug-related search warrant in Dayton: "Connie and I are heartbroken to hear of the death of Detective DelRio. "His loss is felt throughout the Dayton Community, which has already experienced too much tragedy this year. "Our hearts remain with Detective DelRio's friends and family during this difficult time, as well   more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on GM Selling Lordstown Plant to Lordstown Motors
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after General Motors sold its Lordstown plant to Lordstown Motors: "GM workers in Lordstown drove the success of the company for decades. "I'm disappointed GM unilaterally decided not to bring a new product to Lordstown. That's their loss and the Mahoning Valley deserved better. "Looking ahead, I want Lordstown Motors Corp. to succeed. "The best way for the company to do that is to follow through on their  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement on President Trump Backing Down on Legislation Addressing Gun Violence
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after reports that President Trump is backing down on his promise to push for legislation to address gun violence after giving in to pressure from the gun lobby: "When President Trump came to Dayton to visit with shooting victims and first responders, he looked me in the eye and promised me he'd take meaningful action to address gun violence. "Instead, President Trump and Republican lawmakers once again betrayed   more

Sen. Brown, Rep. Waters Issue Statement on SEC Proposals to Curtail Shareholder Rights
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following joint statement on the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed rules entitled, "Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice" and "Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8": "We are deeply   more

Sen. Portman Issues Remarks at Mental Health, Addiction Symposium
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following remarks at the Mental Health and Addiction: Breaking the Stigma Symposium hosted at Walsh University: The day-long event featured stakeholders from across Northeast Ohio and the country to discuss the response and efforts on the ground in communities across the country to the growing crisis of addiction, mental health, and psychiatric needs. "I enjoyed participating in this year's Breaking the Stigma Symposium, discu  more

Sen. Portman Issues Statement on GM Sale of Lordstown Facility to Lordstown Motors
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on the announcement of General Motors' sale of the Lordstown facility to Lordstown Motors: "Since GM first announced its intentions to discontinue Chevy Cruze production, I have pushed hard for the company to do the right thing and bring a new GM product to Lordstown. "GM instead chose to sell the facility to Lordstown Motors, which it says is the best option for the future of the plant. "I agree that Lordstown M  more

Sen. Portman Submits Op-Ed on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following op-ed on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was provided to Toledo Blade: In the Toledo Blade, Senator Portman wrote an op-ed discussing the importance of passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement this year to modernize the current trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, our largest trading partners. Portman emphasized the economic benefits for farmers and manufacturers in northwest Ohio and across the countr  more

Sen. Young Letter Urges Resolution to Looming Pension Crisis Threatening Hoosiers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee members, including Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), to encourage their continued efforts to resolve to the looming multiemployer pension crisis and restore financial security to Hoosiers. The Central States Pension Fund is the lar  more

Sens. Brown, Grassley Introduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Legislation will Help Create Affordable Housing Opportunities for Youth, Prevent Homelessness * * * Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislatio  more

Sens. Waters, Brown Issue Statement on SEC Proposals on Shareholder Rights
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following joint statement with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed rules entitled "Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice" and "Procedural Requirements and Resubmission Thresholds under Exchange Act Rule 14a-8": "We   more

Wyden Pushes Trump Administration to Ensure No Human Trafficking, Forced Labor Exist in Government Contract Supply Chains
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators urge administration officials to comply with previous executive orders to prevent human trafficking * * * U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., this week urged the Trump administration to do more to ensure the federal government does not do business with contractors that have human trafficking or forced labor in their supply chains of companies. In a letter with Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ric  more