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Washington Post: A new emphasis on race and gender in Democratic debate

Racial justice and gender equality, issues important to a large and increasingly vocal bloc of the national electorate, finally made it to the presidential debate stage in Tuesday’s face-off between the candidates for Democratic nomination. “I believe in equal pay for equal work for women,” Hillary Rodham Clinton declared in her opening statement. “Black lives…

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Cleveland.com: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown presses for action on bill to lower drug prices

CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown stood in the corner of a Cleveland supermarket Tuesday and launched a broadside on the pharmaceutical industry. He argued prices for prescription drugs are out of control, and that the businesses responsible are offering scant justification for sudden increases. “They are not developing new cures, they are not…

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Akron Beacon Journal: Sherrod Brown, tax reform and the Highway Trust Fund

The dysfunction among House Republicans goes far beyond the selection of a replacement for Speaker John Boehner. It stirs in the threat of a government shutdown, in the risk of failing to raise the debt ceiling, in missing the opportunity for immigration reform. It may be most obvious in Congress resorting repeatedly to temporary and…

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Cleveland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown pitches plans to tackle offshore tax havens, rebuild nation’s highways

CLEVELAND, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown outlined a plan Friday that would tackle two issues he views as problems: American corporations moving profits off shore and the upkeep of the nation’s highway system. The goal, the Ohio Democrat said, is to eliminate the attraction of offshore tax havens that don’t tax corporate profits while…

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Toledo Blade: Sherrod Brown reintroduces clean water bill

Up to $1.8 billion more over five years would be available to communities nationwide for fighting algae-producing sewage overflows if legislation being reintroduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) is approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Mr. Brown discussed his plans for additional money in the Clean Water Affordability Act…

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WKBN: Sen. Sherrod Brown introduces black lung disease legislation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – More than 70,000 miners have died due to black lung disease and more are getting sick each year. That is according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has introduced a new law to target the problem. Brown’s proposal would speed up the process for sick miners to file claims. Since 1968, coal…

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News Democrat Op-Ed: Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier lives. But for too many Americans, the high cost of prescription drugs forces them to choose between taking their full dosage and putting food on the table or keeping their lights on. And drug…

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