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Hot mic catches Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown snap at Bernie Sanders’ child tax credit bid

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was caught on a hot mic snapping “Come on, Bernie” early Sunday as tensions flared on the Senate floor over Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid to replenish the child tax credit. Sanders offered the amendment, which would have raised the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, during the “vote-a-rama” session where Democrats pushed to pass their massive tax, health care and climate bill, dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act.” “This is the wealthiest nation on Earth, we should not have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any country,” Sanders said in remarks from the floor. Sanders’ move...
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'We’re going to pass this law': Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown cheers drug pricing provisions in Democrats' bill

Lowering the cost of prescription drugs is an issue that Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has worked on for 20 years. He's long been frustrated with the fact that the U.S. government can't negotiate with drug companies on prescriptions it pays for under Medicare. He recalled in an interview with Spectrum News that he “used to take busloads of seniors to Canada from Northern Ohio to buy the same drug, the same manufacturer, the same package."
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Sherrod Brown

When General Motors filed for bankruptcy during the Great Recession, retired workers with the company Delphi lost the retirement they earned. Washington bailed out Wall Street, but too many Americans like them were left on their own. It’s why I’ve been fighting to restore these pensions for more than a decade.

Senator Sherrod Brown pushes for passage of PACT Act following reversal of Republican support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Senate Republicans blocking the widely bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Ohioan Susan Zeier, mother-in-law of Heath Robinson, and other Ohio veterans, to push for immediate passage of the PACT Act. They were joined by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12), House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA-41), and Senate and House colleagues, veterans service organizations (VSOs), veterans advocate Jon Stewart, and former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin. This bill previously passed the Senate by a large margin with a vote of 84-14 and was being reconsidered in the Senate due to a technical error during initial passage. Thursday, the cloture vote on the toxic exposure legislation failed by a vote of 55-42.

Sen. Sherrod Brown blames Fed Chair for misleading Biden on inflation

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, recently expressed his confidence in President Joe Biden’s economics team while criticizing Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell for his earlier guidance on inflation. In a Fox Business interview last week, Brown said Powell gave the president bad advice and was the first...

Sherrod Brown: Making it easier for 1st responders to afford health care

While the rest of us run from danger, firefighters and police officers and other first responders run toward it. That work often comes at a cost to their health. Ohio firefighters and other first responders wear their bodies out protecting our families and communities. These public servants are often forced...

WYSO Morning News Update: Sherrod Brown wants Republicans to apologize for questioning the validity of story of 10-year-old rape victim

WYSO Morning News Update for July 15, 2022, with Mike Frazier:. COVID-19 transmission risk level "High" in Montgomery County. The COVID-19 transmission risk level for Montgomery County has been raised to high. Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the risk level due to increasing COVID infections in the county in the past several weeks.Greene County’s risk level was raised to High earlier this week.The CDC recommends people in Montgomery and Greene County wear masks indoors and update their COVID vaccines and boosters. Preble, Darke, Clark, and Hamilton counties currently are at medium risk levels, while other counties in southwest Ohio are at low.