Our veterans deserve the benefits they earned by serving our nation in uniform. I am honored to represent Ohio’s 900,000 veterans as a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. For more than 145 years, Ohio has been a leader in veterans’ services – from founding one of the nation’s first chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Columbus, to establishing the nation’s first VA hospital in Dayton, to our extraordinary system of county veterans’ service offices today. As your Senator, I am working to ensure Ohio remains a leader in serving those who served us.
Legislation to increase veterans' compensation through a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) passed the Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) cosponsored the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011 that would affect several important benefits, including veterans’ disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. It is projected that over 3.5 million veterans and survivors will receive compensation benefits in Fiscal Year 2012.
“We do everything we can to protect our soldiers in times of war,” Brown said. “And we need to continue to do wha…Read MorePosted on 11/14/2012 |
With Limited Spots Left Nationwide, Sen. Brown, County Exec Fitzgerald Alert Northeast Ohio Veterans to Next Deadline for Federal Training Program that Helps Unemployed Vets Land High-Demand Jobs
CLEVELAND, OH - With limited spots remaining nationwide, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald today highlighted a newly-available career retraining assistance program made possible through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Brown and FitzGerald encouraged northeast Ohio veterans to apply for the program, which has already accepted more than 2,200 Ohio veterans into the program.
“Just as we invest in our servicemembers while they’re on the battlefield, we should do the same when they return home,” Brown said. “The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program will help ensure that thousands of veterans can get retrained f…Read MorePosted on 10/16/2012 |
With Limited Spots Left Nationwide, Brown Alerts Ohio Veterans To Next Deadline For Federal Training Program That Helps Unemployed Vets Land High-Demand Jobs
COLUMBUS, OH - With limited spots remaining nationwide, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) highlighted a newly-available jobs retraining assistance program made possible through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Alongside a jobless veteran who is training for a new career at Cincinnati State Community College through Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) funds, Brown urged southwest Ohio veterans to apply for the program which has already accepted 1,940 Ohio veterans.
“Just as we invest in our servicemembers while they’re on the battlefield, we should do the same when they return home,” Brown said. “The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program will…Read MorePosted on 9/26/2012 |
Brown Announces New Federal Resources To Provide Critical Services To Homeless Veterans In Mahoning Valley
New federal resources will provide critical support for homeless veterans in Warren. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Family and Community Services, Inc. of Portage County has been awarded a new federal grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which will serve homeless veterans in Warren. The $960,000 grant will be used to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans.
“Our veterans put their lives on the line for our country-and these resources will ensure that they receive the support they need to live in a stable environment and find work. From preventing homelessness to helping increase job training and work o…Read MorePosted on 9/19/2012 |
Brown Announces Nearly $6.7 Million for Sinclair Community College To Expand Career Training Program for Jobless Workers
New federal resources will allow Sinclair Community College to expand its jobs training programs for unemployed workers. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) funding will provide Sinclair with $6.7 million for unemployed workers to earn certificates and degrees in Information Technology (IT). The resources will help serve workers who lost their jobs due to unfair foreign trade-and qualify for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)—and veterans.
“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,” Brown said. “This…Read MorePosted on 9/19/2012 |