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Cleveland.com: With corporate and labor interests watching, Sherrod Brown has 88 amendments for this week’s foreign-trade deal

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has as many amendments to the long-awaited fast-track trade deal this week as Ohio has counties: 88.

No other lawmaker is likely to have as many demands to address child and forced labor, currency manipulation, foreign workplace and environmental standards and help for American workers who lose jobs when their work moves overseas.

It’s unclear if Senate Finance Committee leaders will let Brown offer all 88 amendments. They have scheduled a meeting Wednesday to discuss the pending legislation, mark it up with changes where there is agreement, and vote. Then the matter will move on to the full Senate and, later, the House. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, foreign governments, manufacturing interests, major global corporations and big labor will be watching.

WLWT: Senator joins Cincinnati resident fighting for marriage equality

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is joining a Cincinnati resident fighting for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The senator from Ohio sat down with Jim Obergefell in Washington, D.C.

Obergefell is there preparing for his case to be heard by the Supreme Court in about two weeks.

He’s fighting to have his name on his spouse’s death certificate.

Times Recorder: Protecting workers from unfair trade

Earlier this month I have traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.

Several years ago at my own expense, I toured a Mexican auto plant. It looked very similar to an American factory, with one key difference: the Mexican plant didn’t have a parking lot, because the workers there couldn’t afford to buy the cars they make.

Go around the world, and you see this same scenario across continents and industries. In Bangladesh, in the clothing factories, the workers don’t get paid enough to buy the designer clothing they make. In Colombia, the workers in the flower industry don’t make enough to buy the flowers they help to grow. Go to China, where workers in an Apple factory can’t afford to buy the iPhones they are making.

Morrow County Sentinel: Not Another NAFTA

Earlier this month I have traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.

Several years ago at my own expense, I toured a Mexican auto plant. It looked very similar to an American factory, with one key difference: the Mexican plant didn’t have a parking lot, because the workers there couldn’t afford to buy the cars they make.

Go around the world, and you see this same scenario across continents and industries. In Bangladesh, in the clothing factories, the workers don’t get paid enough to buy the designer clothing they make. In Colombia, the workers in the flower industry don’t make enough to buy the flowers they help to grow. Go to China, where workers in an Apple factory can’t afford to buy the iPhones they are making.

Cleveland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown, 93 other members of Congress arrive in Alabama for civil rights pilgrimage

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said today he is seeking to extend a government program that has provided health care coverage to children from low- and moderate-incomes families the last 18 years.

The Columbus Dispatch: Sen. Brown urges extension of child health care program

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said today he is seeking to extend a government program that has provided health care coverage to children from low- and moderate-incomes families the last 18 years.

The Clermont Sun: Standing up for American jobs by addressing trade cheats

Op-ed: Sherrod’s reaching across the aisle to address Chinese currency manipulation and stand up for American jobs. This bipartisan plan could create five million jobs, increase our GDP by as much as $720 billion, and bolster American manufacturing—all at no cost to taxpayers. “Foreign companies who skirt the rules are actively undermining the effectiveness of…

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