U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown
Sen. Brown, local officials want direct payments for COVID-19 relief
City officials are begging for help from the federal government to cover losses in every sector brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says he plans to bring legislation that would align with President Joe Biden’s comprehensive funding plan, and drive direct payments to municipalities across the state. In a […]
Sen. Rob Portman announces he will not run for re-election in 2022
Sen. Rob Portman announced Monday he would not be running for a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2022. The Cincinnati Republican said he intends to use his final two years in public office to “get a lot done,” noting a hopefulness of working with the Biden administration on the COVID-19 pandemic response and […]
U.S. Attorney overseeing Householder prosecution to be replaced
David DeVillers, the U.S. Attorney whose office has led the prosecution of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, will soon be replaced, Sen. Sherrod Brown confirmed on Thursday. DeVillers was appointed to the position by President Donald Trump and confirmed by a Republican-led U.S. Senate in 2019. Brown told reporters that both U.S. Attorney positions […]
GOP Rep. Gonzalez joins Ohio Democrats in voting to impeach Trump
One Ohio Republican joined four Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of an effort to remove the president from office with a week remaining in his term. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River, was one of 10 House Republicans in voting yes to impeach the president. The final vote […]
5 Ohio congressmen object to Electoral College count in effort to overturn result
Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours after a right-wing mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a violent show of support for overturning the presidential election results. Those objecting were U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan of Urbana, Bill Johnson of Marietta, Bob […]
Ohio political officials react to violence at U.S. Capitol
This story is being updated. A number of Ohio officials have condemned the violent protests Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Federal lawmakers were debating the certification of the Electoral College count when demonstrators made it past police barricades to storm the Capitol Building. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called the events “an embarrassment […]
Agencies helping the poor fear a dreadful new year
The Nov. 3 general election has garnered most of the public attention lately, but officials on Monday warned that the coronavirus pandemic continues to squeeze the growing ranks of low-income Ohioans.
Where Ohio’s GOP leaders are on the outcome of the election
Some, but not all, Ohio Republican officials on Monday appeared to be distancing themselves from Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the Nov. 3 election is being stolen from him.
Sure 2016 was a big surprise, but 2020 has some stunners of its own
Driving home to Austin from San Antonio in the wee morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, I was still unable to wrap my head around the fact that Donald Trump had just been elected president.
Portman, fan of a big tax cut for the rich, won’t say whether he supports $2T in coronavirus relief
Portman, fan of a big tax cut for the rich, won't say whether he supports $2T in coronavirus relief
Namesakes in landmark gay marriage case oppose Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court
Sen. Brown on court packing: ‘All things are on the table’ The namesakes from the 2015 landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges warn that confirming Amy Coney Barrett to fill an open Supreme Court justice seat could have “drastic” implications for the LGBTQ+ community. Five years after their case led to same-sex marriages becoming legal across […]
Advocates: Ohio’s poor increase as feds dither on coronavirus relief
Many Ohioans were already trapped in poverty before the coronavirus forced hundreds of thousands more out of jobs.