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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.

MarketWatch: Brown says U.S. needs to take tougher stance on Chin

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Too often, the U.S. seems to place a higher value on dialogue and engagement with China than on China’s accountability, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday.

Sherrod leads fight for working families

Senate Democratic leaders appear to have abandoned the push for a deal with Republicans that would have permanently extended a bunch of tax breaks, after a revolt from Senate liberals and a veto threat from President Obama. Liberals and the White House had argued that the slate of tax breaks Senate Dem leaders had been…

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The Hill: Senators press Army secretary on retirement benefits

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the Army to immediately reverse a policy that would force some officers to lose as much as $1,000 per month in retirement benefits.

The Clermont Sun: Giving back to our communities this Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving, Connie and I are reminded of all that we have to be grateful for this year. For us, the day marks a chance to gather with family and friends to share a meal and give thanks for our blessings.

Toledo Blade: Military veteran calls jobs program at V.A. ‘a godsend’

Jed Flint is an example of a Veterans Affairs Department success story. A Hillsdale County, Michigan, native and ’70s-era military veteran, Mr. Flint said his life was in shambles and that he nearly succumbed to alcoholism several years ago but turned things around in 2005 when he got hooked up in Ann Arbor with the…

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