Trade & Foreign Policy
Fair trade is vital to our nation’s economic future. Trade can create new jobs in exporting industries, expand markets for our businesses, and ensure our workers and businesses are competing on a level playing field in the global marketplace. But for too long, our workers, small businesses, and manufacturers have paid a steep price for an outdated trade agenda. I will continue to fight wrong-headed trade policies that ship jobs overseas and shutter manufacturing facilities. That means fighting back against currency manipulation by trading partners, which the Senate did when it passed a bill that I introduced. We need a trade agenda that that promotes American workers and helps expand the Made in America label to markets around the world.
Our nation’s foreign policy should be focused on advancing peace and prosperity here at home and abroad. From advancing nuclear nonproliferation to eliminating the conditions that breed terrorism, to combating global public health challenges I will continue to advocate for policies that promote human rights and democratic policies that are the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.
Brown Met With Whirlpool Employees Following His Testimony
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today on behalf of Ohio workers at the Whirlpool Corp. The USITC held a hearing to determine injury on domestic industry due to unfairly dumped imports of washing machines made by companies in South Korea. These imports place companies that manufacture their product in America, like Whirlpool, at an unfair disadvantage. Whirlpool has facilities and distribution centers in Clyde, Marion, Findlay, Greenville, Ottawa, and Columbus…Read MorePosted on 12/11/2012 |
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At Youngstown Store Specializing in Made-In-America Products, Brown to Discuss Plan to Boost American and Ohio Textile And Apparel Manufacturing
YOUNGSTOWN, OH-Today, during a visit to a Youngstown store that specializes in American- and Ohio-made products, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) discussed a new effort to boost domestic apparel and textile manufacturing.
“Whenever possible, American tax dollars should be used to bolster American manufacturing. Manufacturing helped make this country great. Good-paying manufacturing jobs have allowed hundreds of thousands of Americans to buy homes, send their children to college, and retire with security. But for too long, we've seen American manufacturing jobs—including textile and apparel jobs—shipped overseas due to unfair trade that has stacked the deck ag…Read MorePosted on 10/22/2012 |
Brown Announces Trade Adjustment Assistance For Approximately 80 Call Center Workers At Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that approximately 80 workers at Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company, LLC in Norwood and Lebanon are eligible to apply for worker adjustment assistance. Certification was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
“The loss of a job can be a devastating experience,” Brown said. “Ohioans who work hard and play by the rules should not be left to struggle when they lose their job through no fault of their own. These resources will help…Read MorePosted on 10/22/2012 |
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded a ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) that upholds an earlier decision regarding China’s duties on American steel. In September 2010, the Obama Administration filed a WTO case against China, responding to Chinese duties applied on high-tech electric steel made by domestic manufacturers like AK Steel in Middletown. China argued that U.S. “Buy America” provisions included in the Recovery Act acted as a subsidy that warranted duties. The WTO ruled in June that China’s retaliatory duties were a c…Read MorePosted on 10/18/2012 |
Brown Urges Defense Department to Buy Uniforms and Boots Made In America—Not China—For Military Servicemembers
Following an Air Force Times report that a U.S. servicemember was unable to obtain American-made boots after having been twice issued Chinese-made ones, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to step up efforts to comply with the Berry Amendment that requires that, when possible, the Department purchase clothing made in the United States.
“It’s simple: the Berry Amendment requires that our military’s apparel be produced in the United States. The Pentagon needs to comply with the law. I be…Read MorePosted on 10/18/2012 |
COLUMBUS, OH -U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited a Columbus steel foundry today to call on U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on his legislation that punishes China for cheating trade laws. Brown met with workers and toured Columbus Castings. He was joined by CEO Rick Ruebusch, who discussed how his company-a manufacturer of undercarriage components for rail cars and a variety of heavy-duty industrial components—is facing the prospect of Chinese companies selling unfairly underpriced, low-grade products in the United States. Columbus Castings is the largest single-site steel foundry in North America, and has been a fixture on the Ohio manuf…Read MorePosted on 10/4/2012 |