Sen. Brown confident both infrastructure bills will eventually pass

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the likelihood of Congress passing both infrastructure bills, including the $1.2 trillion bill before the U.S. House and the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. Both bills are critical to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

He also spoke about legislation to introduce a 2 percent excise tax on securities repurchased by corporations, and the Power Act, which would provide border agents with handheld devices to more easily detect fentanyl coming over the border. Continue reading

Sen. Brown: Infrastructure bill is great news for Ohio jobs

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate last month will mean good union jobs for Ohioans, if passed by the U.S. House and signed into law by the President.

The bill includes $550 billion in new federal spending, including $65 billion to expand high-speed internet access; $110 billion for roads, bridges and other projects; $25 billion for airports; and the largest funding round for Amtrak since the passenger rail service was founded in 1971.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the bill will mean for Ohio’s workers, particularly when it comes to public transit and rebuilding bridges. Continue reading

What does a $550B infrastructure bill mean for Ohio?

A $550 billion bi-partisan infrastructure bill, expected to soon go to a vote in the Senate, would deliver substantial improvements to roads, bridges, and sewage systems in Ohio — not to mention create jobs for Ohio workers, if passed.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the bill, the improvements it would bring to Ohio and the fact the bill includes language from the Build America, Buy America Act. Brown pushed the Build America, Buy America Act, which ensures American taxpayer dollars are used to buy American-made iron, steel and manufactured products for any federally funded infrastructure projects. Continue reading

Congress nears agreement on a watered down infrastructure plan

A group of Congressional Democrats and Republicans have come to an agreement on an infrastructure improvement plan, and President Biden has thrown his support behind it. Democrats say it is just a start, however.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown discussed the bipartisan infrastructure plan and what more needs to be done. He also explained how the federal government can fund the infrastructure plan and more. Continue reading

Sen. Brown confronts banking CEO’s in recent Senate hearing

Big bank CEO’s are making massive amounts of money, sometimes 900 times what the starting employee makes within the company. This gap has widened greatly over the past four decades, further stretching the wealth gap.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a  recent Senate hearing he led and how a comprehensive infrastructure plan will help his home state of Ohio. Continue reading

Senators seek punishment for companies outsourcing manufacturing

Democratic and labor-friendly senators and representatives are working to take advantage of the their majority in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, while they have it.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is standing up for working people by voting for legislation to help them on the job. He joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the expansion of manufacturing hubs and to talk about a plant in Ohio that is laying workers off with plans for more antiworker action. Continue reading

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown on praises the passage of the PRO Act

After years of fighting, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act has finally passed through the House of Representatives and is now on its way to the Senate. United States Senator Sherrod Brown joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the next steps to get the PRO Act passed by the Senate. Continue reading

Sen. Sherrod Brown talks up apprenticeship programs and COVID-19 relief

Thanks to wave of energy by Democratic voters throughout the country, especially Georgia, Democrats retained power in the House of Representatives, the Senate and won the White House.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown discussed where his efforts will be focused over the next two years, the progress being made on COVID-19 relief and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown looks ahead to a labor-friendly administration

The United States looks to move forward with the inauguration of Joe Biden on Jan. 20, as the recent U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia will allow him to tackle his agenda head on.

United States Senator Sherrod Brown joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent insurrection and what the new administration will be able to accomplish moving forward. Continue reading