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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 54 items )  

At Committee Hearing, Portman Questions Officials on Migration at Southern Border, Efforts to Combat Drug Influx From Mexico
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) asked officials about the current levels and demographics of individuals crossing our southern border. Portman also asked officials how they are working to ensure the safety of unaccompanied children at the southern border. Since 2015, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), chaired by P  more

Brown Joins Senate Democrats to Unveil New Report Detailing How Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers in Ohio for Trade Damages
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - New Data Shows How Payments Create Deep Inequities, Benefiting Farms That Have Experienced Less Trade Damage * * * This week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined a group of Senate Democrats to release a new report detailing how the Trump Administration is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers affected by President Trump's turbulent trade agenda. The data shows that in the wake  more

Brown to McConnell: Put Exim on Senate Floor Now
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- 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 - calls out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his lack of a plan to pass a long-term bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. McConnell said that he opposes the bipartisan EXIM Bank legislation that passed the House today with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Associ  more

Committee Approves Portman, Brown Legislation to Rename NASA's Plum Brook Station Test Facility After Neil Armstrong
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee has approved their bipartisan legislation to rename NASA's Plum Brook Station, the agency's test facility in Sandusky, Ohio, after Neil Armstrong. Portman and Brown introduced the legislation in September. Plum Brook is part of the NASA Glenn Research Center. It houses unique world-c  more

Coons, Isakson, Kaine, Portman Introduce Bill to Help Unemployed Americans Find Good Jobs, Call for Swift Senate Passage
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Delaware, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to help more unemployed Americans reenter the workforce. The Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act would give states more flexibility in administering existing unemployment benefits to help more Americans find good-payi  more

Coons, Isakson, Kaine, Portman Introduce Bill to Help Unemployed Americans Find Good Jobs, Call for Swift Senate Passage
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to help more unemployed Americans reenter the workforce. The Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act would give states more flexibility in administering existing unemployment benefits to help more Americans find good-paying jobs.  more

Election Subcommittee Chairperson Marcia L. Fudge Releases Report on Voting Rights and Elections Administration
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairman of the House Administration subcommittee on Elections, issued the following news release: * * * - Report details an array of tactics used to suppress the votes of targeted communities * * * Today, Chairperson Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) of the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration released a report on Voting Rights and Elections Administration in the United States of America. At the outset of the 116th C  more

Gonzalez, Gottheimer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Growing Drone Threats in Middle East, Following Terrorist Attacks on Israel This Week
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation will expand joint counter drone cooperation to stop future attacks * * * U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5 introduced bipartisan legislation -- the U.S.-Israel Anti-Killer Drone Act - on Wednesday to boost cooperation between the United States and our ally Israel in developing technology to counter 'killer drones' amid the ongoing drone  more

Harder's Bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Passes House in Unanimous Vote
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Joshua Harder, D-California, issued the following news release: Representative Josh Harder's bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act has passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous bipartisan vote. The bill will allow the families of fallen and critically injured servicemembers to end their phone, cable, or internet contracts without being financially penalized. Ohio Republican Brad Wenstrup joined Rep. Harder to introduce the bill. "We ow  more

House Judiciary Committee Sets Hearing on Bail by State, Federal Courts
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The House Judiciary Committee issued the following hearing information: Administration of Bail by State and Federal Courts - A Call for Reform at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m. on Nov. 14: Witnesses: * Brandon Buskey, Deputy Director for Smart Justice Litigation, American Civil Liberties Union Criminal Law Reform Project * Shelton McElroy, National Director of Strategic Partnership, The Bail Project * Alison Siegler, Director, Federal Criminal Justice Cl  more

ICYMI: Cincinnati.com - Sen. Brown Blasts Ryan Homes for Forced Arbitration
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Is Urging Ryan Homes to Remove Forced Arbitration from Agreements and Stop Requiring Homebuyers to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements In Order To Resolve Disputes * * * In Case You Missed It, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging Ryan Homes to remove forced arbitration clauses from its agreements, after a recent Cincinnati.com report found that the company often constructed subpar and unsafe housing  more

ICYMI: Excerpts From Rep. Ryan's Speech at NFL Helmet Challenge in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) this morning spoke at the NFL Helmet Challenge Symposium in Youngstown, hosted by the NFL and America Makes. Below are excerpts from his speech: "Teamwork, innovation--essential. We're here today for a very high purpose. And that's to make sure that this game of football, that teaches us teamwork, that teaches us innovation, sticks around for a while. Because if we're going to be  more

In Blue Ash and Columbus, Portman Honors America's Veterans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in two events honoring America's veterans this Veterans Day. This morning, Portman spoke at the Blue Ash Veterans Day Ceremony in Southwest Ohio. Following that ceremony, Portman honored veterans during the National Veterans Memorial and Museum's ceremony in Columbus. "Every single day, we enjoy freedoms and privileges made possible by the selflessness an  more

New Video: Senator Portman Honors America's Veterans on Veterans Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, in honor of Veterans Day, Senator Portman participated in two events honoring America's veterans. In the morning, Portman delivered remarks at the Blue Ash Veterans Day Ceremony in Southwest Ohio. Following that ceremony, Portman honored veterans during the National Veterans Memorial and Museum's ceremony in Columbus. Portman has long supported our country's veterans. Senator Portman introduced bipar  more

On Senate Floor, Brown Demands Passage of Resolution to Expand List of Medical Conditions for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Republicans Object to Measure that Would Urge President Trump to include Parkinsonism, Bladder Cancer, Hypertension, and Hypothyroidism to the List of Presumptive Health Outcomes * * * 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 acros  more

On Senate Floor, Portman Honors America's Veterans, Urges Senate Colleagues to Pass Defense Funding
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks highlighting the events he attended to honor Ohio's veterans this past Veterans Day. Portman delivered remarks at the Blue Ash Veterans Day Ceremony in Southwest Ohio. Following that ceremony, Portman honored veterans during the National Veterans Memorial and Museum's ceremony in Columbus. Senator Portman also urged his Senate colleagu  more

Portman Joins Bipartisan Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Help Unemployed Americans Find Good Jobs, Calls for Swift Senate Passage
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation to help more unemployed Americans reenter the workforce. The Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act would give states more flexibility using existing reemployment program services to help more Americans find good-paying jobs. These ree  more

Portman Joins Bipartisan Colleagues in Urging Air Force to Ensure Retired Service Members Receive Their Hard-Earned Benefits
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues, including Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA), in sending a letter to the United States Department of the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Personnel Command (ARPC) expressing concern regarding delays in determining veterans' military pensions and asking for immediate ac  more

Ranking Member Chabot Praises Passage of Bipartisan, Veteran-Focused Small Business Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, ranking Republican member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted five bipartisan bills reported out of the Small Business Committee. Following passage of this legislation, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) said, "On the Committee, we've heard firsthand the opportunities that entrepreneurship provides to veterans and their spous  more

Rep. Chabot: Federal Agencies Offer Training, Forums to Rural Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- 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 Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship heard from government witnesses on the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in supporting rural small business. "There is no doubt that small businesses of all industries req  more

Rep. Chabot: Medical Professionals, Small Business Testify to Emerging Tech's Potential for Medical Workforce
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- 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 a panel of experts on new and emerging technologies used to train medical professionals. "Health care is a constantly changing field, with new technologies emerging every day. The advanced technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Telehealth or Telemedicine are trending now  more

Rep. Chabot: Small Business Owners, Tech Firms Talk Main Street Impact of Digital Platforms
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- 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 small business owners and representatives of large technology companies on the impact of digital services and tools on small businesses. "The digital age has caused a revolution for small businesses... Small firms can now utilize cutting edge products and services to respond to market change  more

Rep. Fudge Introduces MOVE Act to Support Veterans Affairs Preventative Health Programs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) introduced the More Opportunities for Veterans to Exercise Act of 2019, known as the MOVE Act, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ability to provide former service members with access to preventative health care programs. The bill enables the VA to lease space for the purpose of preventative health fitness and updates the definition of preventative health   more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Federal Trade Aid Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chair of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's aid program for farmers hurt by the trade war and tightening of eligibility rules for food insecure families: "Families in rural, urban and suburban communities are struggling. "As a direct result of the Administration's trade war, farmers across the country require assistance because of   more

Rep. Fudge Issues Statement on Federal Trade Aid Program for Farmers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the House Agriculture subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's aid program for farmers: "Families in rural, urban and suburban communities are struggling. As a direct result of the Administration's trade war, farmers across the country require assistance because of the uncertainty caused by this Administration's rash trade decisions. "It is ext  more

Rep. Fudge Releases Report on Voting Rights and Elections Administration
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration, released a report on Voting Rights and Elections Administration in the United States of America. At the outset of the 116th Congress, the Committee on House Administration reconstituted the Subcommittee on Elections, which House Republicans had eliminated six years earlier. The Subcom  more

Rep. Gonzalez Election Security Bill Unanimously Passes House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Anthony Gonzalez's (R-OH) Election Technology Research Act of 2019, H.R. 4990, passed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology today with unanimous support. The bill, introduced just last week alongside Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the   more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Secure Elections
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced a new bill alongside Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on Friday to help modernize and secure U.S. voting systems. H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019, authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct researc  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces New Bill to Curb World Bank Funding to China
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) introduced a new bill, H.R. 5051, the Accountability for World Bank Loans to China Act, to curb World Bank funding to China by graduating the country from the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) program. Despite far exceeding the economic threshold for the program, China has received $7.8 billion from the World Bank IBRD  more

Rep. Gonzalez Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez's (R-OH) bill to combat rising suicide rates across the nation passed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Thursday with unanimous support. The bill, introduced alongside Congressman Ben McAdams (D-UT) in October, directs the National Science Foundation to fund research on the science of suicide with the goal of increasing understa  more

Rep. Joyce Announces USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant for the Ohio State University
BAINBRIDGE, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through its Rural Cooperative Development program, has awarded a $199,925 grant to THE Ohio State University. This grant will be used to help the University's Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Center for Cooperatives improve economic conditions in Appalachian areas of Ohio and West Virginia. Dave ha  more

Rep. Joyce Calls on Pelosi to Advance His Bill to Protect Ohioans With Preexisting Conditions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Yesterday, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, urging her to bring his bill to protect individuals with preexisting conditions to the House floor for a vote. "As we approach the end of 2019, I write to urge the advancement of legislation that reflects the urgent priorities of everyday Americans," Dave writes in the letter. "Specifically, I urge congressional action  more

Rep. Kaptur Issues Statement Honoring Polish President Walesa
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, issued the following statement after joining the House Foreign Affairs Committee and National Endowment for Democracy to honor Lech Walesa, Polish President and solidarity movement leader, and to reflect on and discuss democratic achievements and challenges facing Poland going forward: The event corresponded with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Poland's Independence Day. "It is such a privilege to join the National Endow  more

Rep. Latta Issues Statement on Veterans Day
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following statement on Veterans Day: "I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all veterans who have served our great country and fought at home and abroad to defend and protect the values, liberties, and freedoms we as Americans hold so dear. Each veteran is a true hero and has made countless sacrifices in order to preserve democracy and keep Americans safe. "Veterans made the brave choice to put their liv  more

Rep. Latta Issues Statement on Votes to Ensure Veterans Receive Recognition and Benefits
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio, issued the following statement: Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a number of bills working to ensure our nation's veterans receive the recognition and benefits they deserve and have earned. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH05) released the following statement upon the bills' passage: "Every veteran deserves the recognition and benefits they have earned for their sacrifices to our country. "I am proud we are one step closer to en  more

Rep. Turner Calls for Transparency in Pelosi's Secret Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) wrote yesterday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for transparency in the impeachment inquiry. The full text of the letter: Dear Speaker Pelosi: During the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon, I watched along with the rest of the country, completely transfixed by the hearings. The country is equally transfixed now, but is at a complete disadvantage by   more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $4 Million to University of Toledo for Solar Technology Development
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office has awarded $4.5 million to the University of Toledo to provide power at any time and in any season by developing high-efficiency solar panels and investigate techniques for depositing a thin layer of film on panels that can be scaled up for high-  more

Sen. Brown Introduces New Millionaires Surtax to Invest in Working Families, Infrastructure, More
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Proposal would Help Reverse Trump's Tax Cuts for Millionaires and Billionaires * * * Last week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) in introducing a new tax proposal to help overhaul our tax code to invest in working families, infrastructure, and more. Ohioans have seen President Trump's and Congressional Republicans' t  more

Sen. Brown Issues Statement at Hearing on Examining Bipartisan Bills to Promote Housing Access and Safety
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee issued the following statement by Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, 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 and prayers are wi  more

Sen. Brown Joins Colleagues Urging Air Force to Ensure Retired Servicemembers Receive Benefits They Have Earned
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: 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. A major IT system malfunction in 2018 at the Dept. of the   more

Sen. Brown Secures Key Provisions in Bipartisan Foster Care Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator is Cosponsoring Legislation that Includes Provisions from His Family First Transition and Support Act; Bill Would Increase Support for Ohio Children, Help Family Members Raising Children Due to Addiction Crisis * * * 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   more

Sen. Brown Takes to Senate Floor to Honor Fallen Dayton Detective Jorge DelRio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Detective DelRio Served 30 Years on Dayton Police Department * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) took to the Senate floor to honor the memory of Dayton Detective Jorge DelRio. Detective DelRio was killed in the line of duty while serving a drug-related search warrant in Dayton. Brown's full remarks, as prepared for delivery, can be found below. Production quality video can be downloaded her  more

Sen. Brown Visits Union Baptist Cemetery as He Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create National Network of African American Burial Grounds
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Follows Brown's Visit to Union Baptist in August as Cemetery Seeks Resources to Repair, Restore Historically Black Burial Ground * * * Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited Union Baptist Cemetery as he introduces bipartisan legislation to create a voluntary, nationwide network of African American burial grounds and to provide federal assistance to ensure the burial sites  more

Sen. Brown: Black History is American History
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following newsletter: Black history is American history, yet in Ohio and all over the country, too many African American burial grounds have fallen into disrepair. We have not invested the resources we should to preserve these historic places. Earlier this week, I visited Cincinnati to see all the work that is needed to restore the Union Baptist Cemetery. The burial ground is an historic place where Black union soldiers, civil right  more

Sen. Brown: Protecting Veterans From Predatory Lending
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following newsletter: In Ohio, there are more than 650 payday or car title loan stores. Their loans saddle borrowers with interest rates that regularly top 600 percent, and often trap borrowers in a downward spiral of debt. More than 75 percent of loans go to borrowers who take out 11 or more loans each year. And we know these companies often target military families and veterans. That's why we passed the Military Lending Act thirt  more

Sen. Warren Leads Colleagues in Requesting Update on VA, DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans, Servicemembers From Foreign Online Disinformation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - Report Finds Veterans, Servicemembers, and Their Families Remain Targets of Malign Influence Operations by Russia, China, and Other Foreign Actors * * * United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mas  more

Sens. Brown, Alexander Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create National Network of African American Burial Grounds
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Bill Would Help Identify, Preserve Historically Black Burial Grounds * * * U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have introduced bipartisan legislation to create a voluntary, nationwide network of African American burial grounds and to provide federal assistance to ensure the burial sites are preserved and maintained for future generations. "Earlier this year, I j  more

Sens. Brown, Portman Convene Meeting to Discuss Progress of Cincinnati's New National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Facility
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Have Worked Together to Protect Funding for the Relocation and Construction of New National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Campus * * * U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) yesterday hosted a meeting with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley to discuss the ongoing National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) facility relocation and consolidat  more

Sens. Brown, Warren Raise Alarm About Ongoing IRS Failure to Fix the Free File Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Lawmakers Call on IRS to Provide Its Own Free Tax-Filing Site after Reports Show the Agency Refuses to Police For-Profit Tax Preparation Companies Cheating Low- and Moderate- Income Families * * * 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 a  more

Sens. Portman, Brown Convene Meeting to Discuss Progress of Cincinnati's New NIOSH Facility
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Have Worked Together to Protect Funding for Relocation and Construction of New National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Campus * * * U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) yesterday hosted a meeting with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley to discuss the ongoing National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) facility relocation and consolidation pr  more

Sens. Warren, Brown Raise Alarm About IRS's Ongoing Failure to Fix the Free File Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: * * * - Lawmakers call on IRS to provide its own free tax-filing site after reports show the agency refuses to police for-profit tax preparation companies cheating low- and moderate-income families; Senator Warren has introduced the Tax Filing Simplification Act, which would require the IRS to provide its own free tax-filing software, and take other steps to make tax filing easier * * * United S  more

Stanton, Balderson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Foster Sustainable Building Practices
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Greg Stanton and Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, introduced a bipartisan bill to foster local access to aggregates resources--the stone, sand and gravel products essential to all construction and public works projects. The Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping Aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act would require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a working group of federal, state, tribal and  more

Van Hollen, Colleagues Request Update on VA, DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans, Servicemembers From Foreign Online Disinformation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Report Finds Veterans, Servicemembers, and Their Families Remain Targets of Malign Influence Operations by Russia, China, and Other Foreign Actors * * * U.S Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Cat  more

Victory for Northeast Ohio Veterans: Gonzalez Battlefield Cross Bill Passes House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez's H.R. 1424, the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by unanimous support. The bill, which marked the first bill introduced by Congressman Gonzalez, codifies protections for battlefield cross memorials in national cemeteries and is strongly supported by the Northeast Ohio veteran community. CONGRESSMAN GONZALEZ: H.R  more