The status quo: My view from Washington

The status quo: My view from Washington

Status quo is a Latin phrase meaning the “existing state of affairs.” I ran for Congress to change “the existing state of affairs...

January 28th, 2020 |  


Historic week for U.S. trade, workers

Historic week for U.S. trade, workers

Last week, I participated in a roundtable at Fecon, an agricultural equipment manufacturer in Southwest Ohio. Our discussion included some of the bigg...

January 24th, 2020 |  


Sherrod Brown: Delivering results for Ohio

Sherrod Brown: Delivering results for Ohio

In January we mark National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month — a reminder that modern-day slavery is all too real, and it’s ...

January 21st, 2020 |  



Delivering results for Ohio

Delivering results for Ohio

If you only watched national cable news, you’d probably think not much was accomplished over the past year, and that Democrats and Republicans w...

January 14th, 2020 |  


Kids say the darndest things

Kids say the darndest things

I’ve always heard the phrase “out of the mouths of babes,” but I was reminded of the truth it holds during a recent Wednesday evenin...

January 14th, 2020 |  


A wish for the new year

A wish for the new year

As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I can take from my experie...

January 2nd, 2020 |  


Giving to community colleges

Giving to community colleges

Like never before, Ohio’s 23 community colleges are playing an essential role in the economic strength of Ohio and — more importantly R...

December 20th, 2019 |  


In praise of competence

In praise of competence

Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered the various angles I began to thin...

December 19th, 2019 |  


Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

The Ohio ground was hard the day the governor, my dad, said goodbye to his dog.Dad always called Teddy “Anna’s dog.” I picked him ou...

December 16th, 2019 |  


Why trust matters

Why trust matters

To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated, lev...

December 8th, 2019 |