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  • Tolls, private financing obstacles to Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan

    06/12/2017 8:16:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Huntsville Item ^ | June 10, 2017 | Kery Murakami CNHI Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trumpís grand plan to spend $1 trillion over the next 10 years on highways and other infrastructure improvements faces a formidable roadblock in Congress and state legislatures. Thereís agreement the investment is badly needed to improve the nationís sagging infrastructure but how to cover the huge expense is the point of tension. Trump would use $200 billion in public funds to generate $800 billion in private money under a partnership program that would finance government bonds and also return a profit to private companies through interstate tolls and other user fees. To do that, Congress would...
  • Dem Senator: 'The Public Knows That Government Shutdowns Are Always Caused by Republicans'

    05/02/2017 2:39:06 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/1/2017 | Nathan Lichtman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a man who should be afraid for his job in conservative Ohio, said "the public knows that government shutdowns are always caused by Republicans." So do we know that...?CNN video at link
  • Brown to highlight countryís infrastructure projects in Cincinnati

    03/07/2017 7:43:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Hamilton Journal-News ^ | Feburary 13, 2017 | Michael Pitman and Ed Richter
    CINCINNATI - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will highlight in downtown Cincinnati this morning key infrastruture projects, such as the Brent Spence Bridge, as he outlines a framework to rebuild and repair the countryís infrastructure which will create millions of construction jobs. The northern Ohio Senator will be joined by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority President and CEO Laura Brunner, and OKI Regional Council of Governments Deputy Executive DirectorRobert Koehler. President Donald Trump previously promised $1 trillion of investment in American infrastructure during his campaign. Brown joined Senate colleagues to release a roadmap for making...
  • Unexpectedly some Senate Dems are ready to work with Trump and the GOP

    11/28/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    What a difference a few weeks makes. Right up until the morning of November 8th the two parties were lined up in the political equivalent of trenches on the western front in WW1. You’d have been hard pressed to find a Democrat anywhere in the nation who wasn’t ready to declare open rhetorical warfare on Donald Trump and anyone agreeing with a single policy he endorsed. But now, with the dust largely settled, there’s a particular group of Democrats in the Senate who suddenly are finding common ground to be a good thing and are ready to work across the...
  • Key Senate Democrats push for health care public option (Evil Never Rests)

    02/16/2010 4:37:03 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies · 854+ views
    CNN ^ | 16 Feb 10 | None
    Washington (CNN) -- The fight over health care reform burst back into public view Tuesday as four Democratic senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on a government-run public insurance option. Most observers have considered the public option -- an idea long favored by liberal Democrats -- to be a non-starter since it was dropped from a Senate reform bill passed in December. But Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio signed a letter urging Reid, D-Nevada, to hold a vote on the...
  • Hillary Clintonís VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journalís Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency ó but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary JuliŠn Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • Murphy's Name Floated as Possible Clinton VP Pick

    06/13/2016 10:05:17 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 17, 2016 | Russell Blair
    Could U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy's rapid political ascent land him on a presidential ticket in November? A report in USA Today Monday listed Murphy as among those who would be interested in the vice presidential spot alongside former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. A Murphy spokeswoman declined to comment on the report. "Some progressives would also offset a weakness of Clinton ó who will be 69 by Election Day ó that she canít compensate for with her rťsumť: her age. Murphy is 42," reads the story by Heidi M Przybyla, the paper's senior...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. ďIf we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • Democrats propose allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy

    03/14/2016 12:13:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation to alleviate Puerto Ricoís debt woes, urging that the island be allowed to declare bankruptcy on all of its debt. The bill, released Monday, would allow the U.S. territory to restructure its $72 billion in outstanding debt and create a fiscal oversight board for the island. ďFor the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island of Puerto Rico, time is running short,Ē said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the billís sponsors. ďCongress has to act immediately to fix the federal funding shortfalls and give Puerto Rico the tools it needs to fully restructure...
  • Sherrod Brown: ‚ÄėGenerally white males‚Äô to blame for terrorist attacks in U.S.

    11/20/2015 9:49:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Sherrod Brown argued Thursday that ‚Äúgenerally white males‚ÄĚ are to blame for terrorist attacks committed in the U.S. since 9/11. The Ohio Democrat called mass shootings in movie theaters and schools ‚Äúterrorist attacks‚ÄĚ that are committed by ‚Äúdifferent kinds of terrorists.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI think most of us recognize, we‚Äôre concerned but we also know that we trust the FBI and our security forces to do this right,‚ÄĚ Mr. Brown said during an interview with WAKR radio, BuzzFeed reported. ‚ÄúSince the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, September 11th, we‚Äôve not had any major terrorist attacks in this...
  • Democrat Vows To Block Key Nomination Over Asia Trade Deal Secrecy[TPP]

    08/15/2015 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 14 Aug 2015 | Brakkton Booker
    Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Friday he is going to block the confirmation of a high-level White House nominee, because of the Obama administration's refusal to relax its secrecy protocols that make it difficult for members of Congress and their staffs to review the language in a Pacific Rim trade deal.Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, told NPR it was "outrageous" that congressional staff members with the proper security clearances can view the Trans-Pacific Partnership draft only when a member of Congress accompanies them. As NPR's Ailsa Chang reported in May, the document is stored in a highly secure room in the...
  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the stateís constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates

    07/08/2015 8:45:08 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 20 replies
    E-mail notification ^ | 7/8/2015 | na
    Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation (S. 1689) that would reduce a state's federal highway funds if the state issues a license plate with the image of a confederate flag or allows a vehicle to be registered with a license plate that contains an image of a confederate flag. Specifically, the funding available for a state under the National Highway Performance Program and the Surface Transportation Program would be reduced by 5 percent in each year that a state issues a license plate with an image of...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a ďNational Security ImperativeĒ [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, ďWe cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.ĒItís as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by Ďhostingí their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didnít take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • NOW president: Obama's Warren critique sexist

    05/13/2015 7:24:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Greg Nash National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O'Neill on Wednesday called President Obama's critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist. O'Neill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during an interview with Yahoo News published Saturday. "Yes, I think it is sexist," O'Neill said. "I think the president was trying to build up his own trustworthiness on this issue by convincing us that Senator Warren's concerns are not to be taken seriously. But he did it in a sexist way."
  • Josh Earnest: Sherrod Brown Should 'Apologize' to Obama

    05/13/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fire up the popcorn popper: this is getting fun. The MSM is reluctant to report it, but you might say that a trade war is breaking out among liberal Dems, and it's getting personal. A few days ago, criticizing Elizabeth Warren for opposing his TPP trade bill, President Obama said that ďthe truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else.Ē Yesterday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, also a TPP opponent, said that Obama had thereby been "direspectful" to Warren, suggesting he had been sexist. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said that...
  • NOW president: Obamaís Warren critique sexist

    05/12/2015 9:57:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2015, 07:04 pm | Kevin Cirilli
    National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry OíNeill on Wednesday called President Obamaís critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist. OíNeill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during an interview with Yahoo News published Saturday. ďYes, I think it is sexist,Ē OíNeill said. ďI think the president was trying to build up his own trustworthiness on this issue by convincing us that Senator Warrenís concerns are not to be taken seriously. But he did it in a sexist way.Ē Ö
  • Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

    04/22/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 April 2015 | Domenico Montanaro
    A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out."I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren and the progressive left, scarred by trade deals past like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have launched a vocal fight against granting the president so-called "fast-track" authority to negotiate a 12-country Pacific trade deal. "Are you ready to fight?" Warren said at a rally April 15 with labor leaders and Vermont liberal Sen....
  • Senator suggests gender played into Obama-Warren spat

    05/12/2015 1:57:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12, 2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the top Democratic opponents of President Barack Obamaís trade agenda, criticized Obama on Tuesday for what the senator saw as ďdisrespectfulĒ comments toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and indicated that Warrenís gender may have played a role. ďI think by just calling her Ďanother politicianí,Ē Brown told reporters Tuesday when asked how Obama was being disrespectful to Warren. ďIím not going to get into more details. I think referring to her as first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps? Iíve said enough.Ē
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...