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McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Senators looked to the Veterans Affairs nominee, Robert McDonald, for answers as talks for a compromise to fix the troubled department have stalled.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Four U.S. senators has asked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to refrain from featuring e-cigarettes.
Kate Stanton

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
Senate panel considers shadow regulators

Senate panel considers shadow regulators

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- An overload of Washington insiders at Wall Street consulting firms then hired by federal regulators arouses suspicions, Sen. Sherrod Brown said.

The status quo

Asking how Tim Geithner did as the U.S. treasury secretary, one week after he has stepped down, is a question of tone and detail.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

No power changes in Senate, House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.
Ohio puts Obama over the top

Ohio puts Obama over the top

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ohioans voted for President Obama Tuesday, and the state's 18 electoral votes sent the Democratic incumbent to victory over his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
U.S. Senate races tighten in key states

U.S. Senate races tighten in key states

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Surges by U.S. Senate candidates in at least two races thought to have been pretty much decided have turned the races into nail-biters, political observers say.

Obama holds 50-45 percent lead in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama holds a 50 percent to 45 percent lead over Gov. Mitt Romney in the crucial swing state of Ohio, a Quinnipiac/CBS News poll released Monday says.

Beijing upset by U.S. rights report

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that a U.S. congressional report on China wasn't in line with the facts.
No love for extending payroll tax holiday

No love for extending payroll tax holiday

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A consensus is forming in the Democratic caucus of the U.S. Senate that the payroll tax holiday should not be extended for one more year, aides said.
USOC: Uproar over uniforms 'nonsense'

USOC: Uproar over uniforms 'nonsense'

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee called an uproar over the U.S. team's China-made ceremonial uniforms "nonsense" while a top U.S. lawmaker said they should be burned.
Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

Dimon apologizes in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- JPMorgan Chase chief James Dimon apologized before a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday for the bank's big investment blunder but said no clients lost any money.
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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, participate in a news conference calling for the extension of unemployment benefits on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 17, 2008. Brown is holding hundreds of letters sent to him by constituents pleading for unemployment benefits. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the senior United States Senator from Ohio and a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007. He previously served as Ohio Secretary of State (1983–1991) and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1974–1982).

Brown defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike DeWine in the 2006 U.S. Senate election. In the U.S. Senate, he is chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms and the Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and is also a member of the Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Select Committee on Ethics.

Brown was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Emily Campbell and Charles Gailey Brown, M.D. He was named after his maternal grandfather. He became an Eagle Scout in 1967. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from Yale University in 1974. At Yale, he was in Davenport College, the same residential college as U.S. Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush. He went on to receive a Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree in education from the Ohio State University in Columbus in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He taught at the Mansfield branch campus of The Ohio State University from 1979 to 1981.

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