The Columbus Dispatch: Sherrod Brown: GOP favoring corporations over worker health during coronavirus


Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown accuses ruling Republicans of placing an economic rebound and corporate profits above employee safety, as millions return to work amid a coronavirus pandemic. Federal officials are being lax in protecting workers’ health while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is insisting on legislation to shield corporate “bad actors” from legal […]

So I was asking Sherrod Brown about going back to work in the United States Senate last week, and he gave me the most Sherrod Brown answer you could imagine: “McConnell summons us back,” he told me. “Think about this. Forget about senators and our safety. And most of us aren’t bringing any staff in, except maybe […]

Your grandparents may brag to you about the good old days, and your parents may tell you that your generation is apathetic and self-centered. But I’ve seen something different. You are the most activist generation in decades. Of course, none of you thought you would graduate into this world. Now, baby boomers have left you […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the next coronavirus-related stimulus package that Washington produces to include hazard pay, or “Pandemic Premium Pay,” as he puts it, to provide time and a half wages to workers at the front line of the pandemic including doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, building cleaners, letter carriers, […]

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced further criticism that he was responsible for delays to legislation aimed at helping families and businesses weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The bipartisan Families First CoronaVirus Response Act will provide a suite of relief measures, including free testing and paid emergency leave for those affected […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) condemned Senate Republicans on Wednesday for acquitting President Trump during last week’s impeachment trial and refusing to criticize his retaliation against witnesses who testified about his conduct. Brown blasted his GOP colleagues for refusing to remove Trump from office and accused them of giving the president to “a permanent license to turn the presidency and […]