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USA Today: Brown top Dem on Senate banking panel

WASHINGTON – Sen. Sherrod Brown will be the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee in the next Congress – giving him a high-profile platform for his efforts to rein in Wall Street and clamp down on big banks.

Huffington Post: Democrats Revolt Against ‘Wall Street Giveaway’ In Deal To Prevent Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Democrats on Wednesday raged against a government funding bill that would provide taxpayer subsidies to risky Wall Street derivatives trading. “The House of Representatives is about to show us the worst of government for the rich and powerful,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on the Senate floor. She urged her colleagues not to…

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The Hill: Fed rules would end ‘too big to fail,’ lawmakers say

The Federal Reserve is proposing higher capital requirements for the nation’s eight largest banks to protect taxpayers from bailing out financial institutions that are “too big to fail.” Under the latest implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, the new risk-based capital surcharges would apply to systemically-important U.S. banks that hold more than $50 billion in…

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Columbus Dispatch: Ban caffeine powder, families urge FDA

WASHINGTON — Logan Stiner should be a freshman at the University of Toledo right now, studying chemical engineering. He should be preparing for and taking his final exams for the fall semester. Instead, he is gone, dead after ingesting too much powdered caffeine just days before his high-school graduation. Today, his parents came to Washington…

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Cincinnati Enquirer: Children’s gets $1.39M federal grant: Cough Drops

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center got a federal grant last week of $1.39 million through the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program – the legislative baby of Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Clermont Sun: Enforcing trade laws to boost exports and support Ohio businesses as they compete in the marketplace

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of…

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Columbus Dispatch: Sherrod Brown publicizes bill to help heroin addicts

TOLEDO — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was in Toledo yesterday to generate support for a bill he’s co-sponsoring that would make it easier to give anti-addiction medication to help heroin users break their habit.