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The Columbus Dispatch – …And the amendment at stake? Coburn, who opposes the creation of a federal health-insurance option as part of any overhaul of the health-care system, proposed that all members of Congress be required to enroll in any new government plan.

That's fine with Brown. Nobody in the Senate has pushed a federal plan harder than he has.

The Columbus Dispatch – …And the amendment at stake? Coburn, who opposes the creation of a federal health-insurance option as part of any overhaul of the health-care system, proposed that all members of Congress be required to enroll in any new government plan.

That's fine with Brown. Nobody in the Senate has pushed a federal plan harder than he has.

Dayton Daily News – … Sen. Sherrod Brown, who introduced the bill along with Sen. Robert P. Casey, D-Pa., explained it this way: “Part of our role in an economy like this is to help people make it through until things get better. Every day we wait makes it harder.”

When he introduced the bill, Brown said, “Unemployed workers should be able to focus on finding work, instead of worrying about how to afford medical care for their families….No family should be one medical visit away from financial disaster.”

Brown described himself as “very optimistic” after discussing the bill with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week and raising the issue in the Democratic Caucus. “We hope to get it renewed by the end of year,” Brown said. “There’s a strong sentiment for it, because we know how well it worked.”

Dayton Daily News – … Sen. Sherrod Brown, who introduced the bill along with Sen. Robert P. Casey, D-Pa., explained it this way: “Part of our role in an economy like this is to help people make it through until things get better. Every day we wait makes it harder.”

When he introduced the bill, Brown said, “Unemployed workers should be able to focus on finding work, instead of worrying about how to afford medical care for their families….No family should be one medical visit away from financial disaster.”

Brown described himself as “very optimistic” after discussing the bill with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week and raising the issue in the Democratic Caucus. “We hope to get it renewed by the end of year,” Brown said. “There’s a strong sentiment for it, because we know how well it worked.”

Trading Markets – One day before the White House convenes its job creation forum, Senate leaders will join together for a hearing titled "Removing Barriers to Job Creation: Are Banks Lending to Small Businesses That Are Ready to Hire?" Legislation authored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Small Business Emergency Loan Relief Act, would temporarily raise maximum amounts for loans administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

"Small businesses make up the backbone of our economy and small businesses will lead us out of this recession," Brown said recently. "As we consider additional way to create jobs, we should make sure small businesses have the resources they need to expand operations and create jobs."

Talking Points Memo – One of the most dogged public option advocates in the Senate–and a key liaison between progressives and leadership–says no way, no how to yet another compromise.

"There's no negotiations as far as I'm concerned," insisted Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). "We've compromised the public option three times, maybe four, depending on how you define it. This bill is not going to continue to become more pro-insurance company."

So the opt out is where you draw the line?

"Yeah, the opt out was not our first choice. Delinking from Medicare was not our first choice," Brown said.

Talking Points Memo – One of the most dogged public option advocates in the Senate–and a key liaison between progressives and leadership–says no way, no how to yet another compromise.

"There's no negotiations as far as I'm concerned," insisted Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). "We've compromised the public option three times, maybe four, depending on how you define it. This bill is not going to continue to become more pro-insurance company."

So the opt out is where you draw the line?

"Yeah, the opt out was not our first choice. Delinking from Medicare was not our first choice," Brown said.

Trading Markets – One day before the White House convenes its job creation forum, Senate leaders will join together for a hearing titled "Removing Barriers to Job Creation: Are Banks Lending to Small Businesses That Are Ready to Hire?" Legislation authored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Small Business Emergency Loan Relief Act, would temporarily raise maximum amounts for loans administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

"Small businesses make up the backbone of our economy and small businesses will lead us out of this recession," Brown said recently. "As we consider additional way to create jobs, we should make sure small businesses have the resources they need to expand operations and create jobs."

Talking Points Memo – One of the most dogged public option advocates in the Senate–and a key liaison between progressives and leadership–says no way, no how to yet another compromise.

"There's no negotiations as far as I'm concerned," insisted Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). "We've compromised the public option three times, maybe four, depending on how you define it. This bill is not going to continue to become more pro-insurance company."

So the opt out is where you draw the line?

"Yeah, the opt out was not our first choice. Delinking from Medicare was not our first choice," Brown said.