U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Portman, Brown flip on issue of filling Supreme Court vacancy

BY: - September 22, 2020

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown are singing much different tunes this week than they did in 2016. The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has led to an unexpected vacancy with the General Election just six weeks away. Both parties are gearing up for a legislative and presidential showdown — […]

Trying to avoid the fray, DeWine pleads for federal help for cities and states

BY: - August 14, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday tried to stay out of Washington's political battles while making an impassioned plea for federal assistance to state and local governments.

With federal unemployment insurance lapsed, Ohio senators urge action

BY: - August 6, 2020

A $600 weekly federal supplement to unemployment insurance lapsed last week, leaving many of the 32 million unemployed Americans staring into a financial abyss. The Democratically controlled U.S. House of Representatives in May passed a $3 trillion relief bill that would continue the supplement until the economy reaches certain benchmarks.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

In a pandemic, efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act might be getting dicier

BY: - July 7, 2020

The Trump administration last month joined 18 states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, arguing, “the entire ACA must fall.” The move comes as more than a million Ohioans are estimated to have lost health coverage because of coronavirus-related job losses. It also comes as the disease is expected […]

Broadband legislation to be introduced by Ohio senator

BY: - July 1, 2020

One of Ohio’s U.S. Senators is a cosponsor on legislation to allow broadband access to those laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden plan to introduce the “Emergency Broadband Connections Act” to create a $50 credit meant for monthly internet service, and require service providers […]

Trump war on Obamacare front and center during COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - May 26, 2020

The coronavirus is a double whammy. Many are losing health coverage at the same time they’re threatened with a disease that often leads to hospital stays that can be ruinously expensive. So, amid spiraling job losses, millions are expected to buy individual health plans on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. […]

Much of the federal coronavirus money distributed so far goes to hospitals that need it least, critics say

BY: - May 19, 2020

The rich keep getting richer — even among hospitals dealing with a historic pandemic.

DeWine noncommittal on extra Medicaid money from feds

BY: - May 12, 2020

State leaders have already slashed half a billion dollars from the state budget, so billions in additional federal funding for Medicaid might sound good right now to those tasked with balancing Ohio’s books.  But Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wouldn’t answer directly Monday when asked whether he supported a request by the National Governors Association that […]