Sen. Sherrod Brown Proposes a Resolution That Declares ‘Racism’ a Public Health Crisis

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a resolution along with Sens. Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kamala Harris (D-California) that wants to say “racism” is a public health crisis.

“We will not make progress until we acknowledge and address all of the ways that centuries of racism and oppression have harmed Black and brown Americans,” Brown said. “This resolution is an important step toward recognizing the racial disparities in healthcare that have existed for far too long while also outlining concrete action we can take now to help reverse them.

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Sherrod Brown and Four Other Democratic Senators Kneel at George Floyd Memorial

Five Democrat senators knelt during a moment of silence for George Floyd in a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon.

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) knelt, which lasted for eight minutes and 46 seconds, The Hill reported. That was the length of time fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck before he died. Chauvin faces a second-degree murder charge over the incident.

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Report Claims Superdelegates Want to Nominate Sherrod Brown at Brokered Convention

A recent report from The New York Times claimed that high-ranking Democrats are floating Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) as the party’s nominee in the event of a brokered convention.

The Times interviewed 93 superdelegates and found “overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator [Sen. Bernie Sanders] the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.”

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Ohio Senators Voted Along Party Lines in the Impeachment Trial

  Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman announced their decision on why they voted the way they did during Wednesday’s historic Senate impeachment vote. As expected, these senators’ decisions went along party lines. Brown, a Democrat, said “yes” to articles of impeachment, and Portman, a Republican, said “no” to…

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Rep. Jim Jordan Raised $1.4 Million in Fourth Quarter After Taking Role in Trump’s Defense

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) significantly outraised many of his colleagues in Ohio’s congressional delegation during the final quarter of 2019, including both of the state’s U.S. senators.

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General Motors Sells Lordstown Assembly Plant to an Electric Car Company

Auto maker GM announced Thursday that indeed – as President Trump tweeted in May – the Lordstown facility in Ohio would be sold and reopened to manufacturer the Workhorse electric vehicle called the Endurance. GM declared their intent to idle the plant a year ago, and shut the lights out on March 6th after 52 years of business. 

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Tensions at Dayton Crime Scene as Trump Supporters Express Anger with Mayor for Encouraging Protests

DAYTON, Ohio — The temperature climbed to near 90 degrees on 5th Street in the Oregon District as hundreds of people lined the street, waiting for President Donald Trump to drive through the crime scene of Dayton’s Sunday morning mass shooting. Trump never came, but supporters, protesters, media and residents created a tense mix that almost boiled over.

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VIDEO: Washington Post Spikes Interview with Dayton Resident Who Opposes Gun Control

Bryan St. John lives near and frequents the Oregon District, a quaint neighborhood in Dayton where the shooting took place. A journalist from The Washington Post asked St. John for his opinion on the various sides of the gun debate.

“Well, when people say you should ban guns, to me it goes back to 1991 and the Killeen Luby shooting there where the lady was under the table and had to watch her parents get shot and followed the law and left her gun in the car,” St. John replied to one question.

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Sherrod Brown Cites Bible to Attack Trump’s ‘Inhumane’ Immigration Policies

  After visiting the southern border, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced sweeping legislation that would impose a number of new regulations on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention centers. “We cannot accept children being deprived of basic necessities and living in squalor. We need real, enforceable standards for these centers—on…

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Ohio Democrats Call Trump ‘Racist’ and ‘Un-American’ in Response to Controversial Tweet

  Ohio Democrats are calling President Donald Trump “racist” and “un-American” for a controversial tweet he posted over the weekend. “So interesting to see ‘progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world,…

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Sherrod Brown Calls on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to Resign Over Epstein Plea Deal

  Sen. Sherrod Brown joined his fellow Democrats in calling on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his involvement in a 2007 plea deal for multimillionaire and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was arrested Saturday night in New Jersey and charged Monday with operating a sex trafficking ring…

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Sherrod Brown to Introduce Bill Codifying Defeated Obama Rule Requiring Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers

  Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to reintroduce the Restoring Overtime Pay Act, a measure that would codify an Obama Administration rule that was defeated in 2016 after 21 attorneys general sued to block it. According to Brown, the act would increase the overtime salary level from $23,660 per year to…

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DeWine Asks Trump for Federal Assistance in Response to Tornadoes

  Gov. Mike DeWine sent a letter to President Donald Trump Tuesday requesting that he issue a Presidential Disaster Declaration and provide federal assistance for the 10 counties devastated by recent tornadoes in Ohio. “These tornadoes resulted in a disaster of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond…

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Three Ohio Democrats Vote in Favor of Bill Legalizing ‘Religious Discrimination’

  Three members of Ohio’s congressional delegation voted in favor of the Equality Act, an expansive bill focused on civil rights for LGBT people. The mainstream media described the legislation, a top priority of House Democrats, as one that will prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender…

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Sherrod Brown, Tim Ryan Attack Trump Over Falcon Transport Closure

  Sen. Sherrod Brown slammed President Donald Trump Wednesday during a speech on the Senate floor in response to Falcon Transport’s announcement that it would be closing its door. The company, which serviced Lordstown’s General Motors plant, told its workers in an email Saturday that it was “not able to…

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Following Multi-State Tour, Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan Mulls 2020 Run

Saturday evening, Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan made one of his last appearances in a multi-state blitz tour of early presidential primary states. When Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown decided not to run last month, most Ohioans thought that would be it for Ohio politicians entering the 2020 race. Yet Rep. Ryan, despite not announcing…

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Portman and Brown Join Forces to Solve Pension Crisis

Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at giving Ohio workers and retirees a seat at the table when it comes to solving the nation’s looming pension crisis. As The Ohio Star previously reported, an estimated six million retirees and four million workers…

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Sherrod Brown Lashes Out at Trump, Calls Wall ‘Vanity Project’

National Senate Democrats released a report Monday showing that President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration could divert $112 million in funding away from military projects in Ohio. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the cuts could impact a $61 million plan for a new building for the National Air and Space…

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Ohio’s Republican Senator Rob Portman Joins Senate Democrats in Voting Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and 11 of his Republican colleagues joined Senate Democrats Thursday in voting against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. In a 59-41 vote, the Senate passed a bill that would terminate Trump’s emergency declaration, though the president has already said he will veto the resolution. Portman…

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We Build the Wall, Inc. in Ohio: ‘You, Sherrod Brown, are Complicit in the Death of This Lady’s Daughter’

CINCINNATI, Ohio – We Build the Wall, Inc., an organization launched by triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage, hosted its second town hall Tuesday night in downtown Cincinnati. Kolfage drew national media attention in December for launching a GoFundMe page to help pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall, and has now…

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What Sherrod Brown Refusing to Run Means for 2020 and the Future of Ohio

Ohio’s only potential 2020 contender announced Thursday that he wouldn’t run for president. After taking a three-month tour of key battleground states, dubbed the “Dignity of Work” Tour, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown’s decision shocked many who saw him as one of the best chances to defeat President Trump. No one can say…

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Brown Bows Out, Balks at Trump’s ‘Phony Populism’

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Thursday that after months of consideration he has decided against running for president. Brown concluded his three-month “Dignity of Work” tour last Friday in South Carolina after making stops in key battleground states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. But after months on the road,…

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Sherrod Brown Makes Final Stop in Dignity of Work Tour

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown arrived in South Carolina Friday in the final planned stop on his three-month “Dignity of Work” tour. The official aim of the tour, which began in January, was to share “some of his ideas to make hard work pay off for everyone.” Unofficially, the tour has…

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Ohio State Democratic Legislator Introduces Bill to Move Presidential Primary From March to May

Ohio Democratic State Rep. Jack Cera (D-96) has introduced a bill that would permanently delay the Ohio presidential primary by two months, a move that could have major implications for Ohio. House Bill 101 (HB 101) would officially move the Ohio primary from March to “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in…

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Sherrod Brown: If I Run I Will be ‘The Most Pro-Union, Pro-Worker Candidate’

Saturday, before an assembly of the Culinary Union – the most powerful workers union in Las Vegas – Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown declared that should he run, he would be “The Most Pro-Union, Pro-Worker Candidate” out of the entire field. He stated, “I will always fight for workers, I…

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Mainstream Media Turns on Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown

Ohio Senator and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sherrod Brown is in trouble. In these early moves before formally announcing his candidacy, Brown has been focusing on courting both sides of the political spectrum. On the right, he has attempted to present himself as a populist candidate whose blue-collar priorities…

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Sherrod Brown Breaks from Beto Signaling a Divide on Border Wall

It appears there’s a new buzzword in the ongoing debate over the border wall. Sunday, when asked how he felt about former congressman, and potential 202o presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s proposal to destroy all existing barriers on the Mexico-US border, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown refused to concur with his potential 2020 opponent, citing…

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Sherrod Brown Was Asked the Difference Between Him and Klobuchar – His Response Might Eliminate Him from a Presidential Run

by Molly Prince   Washington, D.C. — Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown was unable to explain on Tuesday what would differentiate his possible presidential candidacy from fellow Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who recently launched a bid for the presidency. “Well, I don’t know,” Brown replied when asked during a…

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Sherrod Brown Takes Shots at President Trump in New Hampshire Visit

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) took shots at President Donald Trump this weekend in New Hampshire by calling his populism “phony” and saying he’s a “bully.” Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour made two stops in New Hampshire over the weekend in a visit to the state with the second earliest…

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Sherrod Brown Calls Howard Schultz a ‘Total Idiot’ After Announcing Independent Run

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is not mincing words when it comes to former Starbucks CEO, and 2020 independent candidate hopeful, Howard Schultz. Within 24 hours of launching his “Dignity of Work” tour, Brown told a group of voters that Schultz was a “total idiot.” Strangely, the Senator was not prompted,…

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown’s ‘Dignity of Work’ Tour Slammed by RNC

Republican National Committee Spokesperson Mandi Merritt issued a blistering broadside Wednesday against Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and his “Dignity of Work” tour. She stated: As Sherrod Brown takes his phony pro-workers’ agenda to the early primary states, he risks abandoning his own Ohio constituents. Ohio didn’t sign up for a part-time…

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As Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Plans 2020 Run, High Dollar Backers Complicate His Future

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has made it very clear that the Oval Office is in his sights. Coming off a six-point reelection victory, the only nonjudicial Democrat to win in Ohio in 2018, Brown has been working behind the scenes to build the infrastructure, support, and endorsements necessary to mount a challenge…

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Can Sherrod Brown Return the Dems to Blue-Collar Roots?

by Henry Olsen   Senator Sherrod Brown is one of many Democrats considering a run for the White House. His name likely does not ring a bell, as he has not garnered the national attention that other potential rivals have. Many observers think he could be a formidable opponent for…

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Takes Next Step Towards a Run for President, Picks His Campaign Slogan

by Molly Prince   Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has chosen his campaign slogan for a potential presidential run while he is still mulling over a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. Brown, notable for his “rumpled” image and more than 40-year public service tenure in Ohio, is exhibiting…

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Ohio’s Sherrod Brown and Utah’s Orrin Hatch: ‘It Will Not Be Possible to Finalize Bipartisan Agreement’ on Pension Crisis That Could ‘Erase’ Economic Gains

Members of Congress’ Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the nation’s pension crisis failed to present a bipartisan solution by its self-imposed November 30 deadline. The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multi-Employer Pension Plans, co-chaired by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), said in a Thursday…

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Trump Shows Support for Senator Brown’s Auto Bill

After exchanging verbal jabs, President Donald Trump and Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke one-on-one to find a solution to the impending closure of General Motors’ Lordstown plant. Trump threatened to cut GM’s subsidies if the company follows through on its plan to shut down five North American branches, including…

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Ohio Republican Warns Trump Against Cutting General Motors Subsidies

President Donald Trump recently tweeted that his administration is looking at “cutting all” subsidies for General Motors (GM) after it announced plant closures across the country, but Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is advising the president against doing so. “Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing…

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Ohio Lawmakers Put Trump in the Hot Seat After GM’s ‘Disastrous Decision’

Ohio’s lawmakers are turning up the heat on President Donald Trump after General Motors announced Monday that it will be halting production at five facilities across North America, one in Lordstown. In what one politician is calling “Black Monday,” General Motors plans to stop production of three of its Chevrolet…

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Kasich Promises Veto of Conservative Bills While ‘Seriously’ Considering Presidential Run

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Gov. John Kasich’s final months as Ohio’s governor will likely include the veto of multiple conservative pieces of legislation and the rebuke of his Republican colleagues whom he believes only consider their “short-term electoral capability.” Ohio Republicans recently passed two highly-consequential bills during their lame-duck session, including the pro-life “heartbeat…

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Sherrod Brown Votes For Increased Legal & Illegal Immigration to Compete With Middle Class Workers He Claims to Support

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) claims to be a “champion of middle-class families” but his voting record to increase legal and illegal immigration which annually adds more working-age unskilled and low-skilled workers to compete with Americans, tells a much different story. Brown’s legislative record reflects strong support for a globalist open-borders…

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Gun-Control Advocates Sending Mega-Bucks to Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown’s Campaign Coffers

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, never met a gun-control proposal he didn’t like, and one look at his campaign contributions explains why he is so enamored with the idea of disarming law-abiding Americans. According to data collected by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Brown is the second-leading politician in Washington…

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Koch Network Launches Massive Ad Campaign to Bring Down Incumbent Democrat Senators in MO and WI; Is Sherrod Brown in OH Next?

The Koch Network is preparing to launch a multi-million dollar ad campaign across three swing-states in the hopes of bringing down key Democrats in the midterm elections. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is not on the list of targets. . . yet. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a Koch-backed group, announced Wednesday…

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Why is ‘Pro-Israel’ Sherrod Brown Accepting Money from Donors Tied to Anti-Israel Terrorists?

Sherrod Brown

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, likes to tout his support for Israel and the “strong U.S.-Israel relationship,” but some of his supporters throwing money at his 2018 re-election campaign are known for having the opposite interest. Brown has scooped up thousands of dollars in donations from individuals associated with the Council…

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Sherrod Brown Sides With Planned Parenthood and NARAL Against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

Sherrod Brown

Facing re-election in November and pressure from his base, Ohio’s Democrat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown put aside all pretense and let it be known he will not be voting for President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Brown came out Friday and announced he’d already made up his mind…

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