Toledo Blade: Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’ll vote against Trump’s HHS secretary pick


WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to codify U.S. sanctions on Russia and require authorization by Congress before they could be waived or terminated. Brown discussed the legislation, which he introduced with U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, Lindsay Graham, R-South Carolina, Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Marco […]

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) will oppose President Trump’s nominees for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and secretary of Labor, he said Monday. Senator Brown’s decision to oppose Scott Pruitt for the EPA followed Mr. Pruitt’s hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week. “The core mission of the EPA […]

The sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves us with a vacancy to fill on our country’s highest court, but it shouldn’t leave us with a yearlong political standoff.

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution is clear that the president “shall” nominate Supreme Court justices with the advice and consent of the Senate. It doesn’t say “may,” and it certainly is not followed by a clause that says, “Senators don’t have to do their jobs in election years.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stopped to encourage more than 100 workers locked out of a Louisville steel plant on Friday.

Brown and members of his staff interacted with members of United Steel Workers (USW) Local 1046 at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) Flat Rolled Products plant, 1500 W. Main St., Louisville, where Mayor Pat Fallot and other city officials, including representatives of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, joined with employees and their families on the picket line.