Train derailment makes odd bedfellows of JD Vance, Sherrod Brown
Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) stood in front of his new Republican colleagues Tuesday and tried to convince them to support a bill backed by Senate Democrats that would impose a host of new regulations on a powerful rail industry.washingtonpost.com
Ohio senators introduce rail safety bill after fiery crash
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has proposed legislation that would make railroads, like the one involved in last month’s fiery crash and toxic chemical release in Ohio, subject to a series of new federal safety regulations and financial consequences.
Ohio train derailment: Biden EPA administrator, Sens. JD Vance, Sherrod Brown to visit East Palestine clean-up
Republican Sen. JD Vance is to speak in East Palestine, Ohio, before Biden's EPA admin Michael Regan and Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown's hold a joint event at the train derailment site.foxnews.com
A wave of declarations across the U.S. is condemning racism as a public health crisis
Over 200 cities, counties and leaders across the country have declared racism a public health crisis. According to experts, decades of systemic racism continue to negatively impact the overall health of people of color.news.yahoo.com
Sherrod Brown’s EP “Sad Boys Club” Releasing Nov. 6th.
Sherrod Brown honed his skills at Douglas Anderson School of the arts, which afforded him the opportunity to merge technical training with his natural gifts. His skills positioned him to work with acts such as Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey to name a few. He has performed nationally and also spent time hanging with Mario Lopez. He is the owner and creative director of the Posh Factory Performing Arts Center. He has been recognized as one of Florida’s top 20 business owners under 40. He became the first male NBA dancer and cheerleader for the Orlando Magic. His latest musical endeavor is producing and singing his new EP “Sad Boys Club”.
Bank CEOs questioned on consumer protections, social issues
The CEOs of the nation’s biggest banks returned to Capitol Hill for a second day Thursday, and Senate Democrats strongly urged them to do more to help and protect their customers, while Republicans questioned whether banks should weigh in on hot-button social issues.
Lindsey Graham complained to a Capitol Police officer that they 'let people breach the Capitol' while they tried to outline an evacuation plan on January 6, book says
"Shut up, Lindsey!" Sen. Sherrod Brown replied, while another person chided Graham, telling him there were "no cameras" in the room.news.yahoo.com
Vote on Biden Fed picks delayed as GOP presses for answers on Raskin's ties to firm
Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, September 28, 2021. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said Tuesday afternoon that the committee will delay its votes on five of President Joe Biden's nominees to the Federal Reserve. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Climate change a rising Fed concern as nominees face hearing
How far the Federal Reserve can go to compel banks to consider the consequences of climate change in their lending policies could take center stage at a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists to the Fed’s influential Board of Governors.
Democrats face a frustrating end to a stormy year, with no guarantee of smoother sailing ahead
The year appeared poised to end on an especially ignominious note for Democrats Friday, with Manchin upending Democrats’ domestic policy plans and Sinema standing in the way of rules changes needed to pass voting rights legislation.washingtonpost.com
A potential Powell renomination for Fed faces some dissent
Resistance to the potential renomination of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell intensified this week, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren becoming the first senator to publicly oppose Powell and many progressive groups pushing for some alternative leader at the Fed.
AOC, Tlaib and Pressley urge Biden to replace Fed chair Jerome Powell
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are calling on President Biden to replace Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell with someone more focused on "eliminating climate risk and advancing racial and economic justice," according to a joint statement reported by Politico.Driving the news: Powell's term will end in early 2022, though some economists have said Biden will likely reappoint him.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic innews.yahoo.com
Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure
Organizations representing long-term care facilities are urging lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout.
As prices rise at rapid pace, Fed chief seeks patience
For anyone worried about surging prices for everything from food and gas to airplane tickets and clothes, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s message in two days of congressional hearings this week was straightforward: Just give it more time, and those price gains should slow, or even reverse.