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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

A bill co-ponsored by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown aimed at curbing national security threats posed by China and other countries got approval from a key Senate committee this week. 

Brown says countries like China have adopted new tactics to acquire sensitive American technologies, such as buying into U.S. companies to get seats on their boards. He maintains the U.S. must update the tools it has to block those threats.

The tone of the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Congressman Jim Renacci may have been set by the very first ad, which ends its short run on broadcast and cable TV around the state today.

Brown’s ad refers to Renacci’s registration as a lobbyist for a firm he worked for as an accountant in 2008. He filed paperwork two months ago saying that registration was deactivated in 2009. Brown doesn’t characterize the ad as negative.

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Some 1.3 million retired unionized workers are facing a growing crisis surrounding underfunded pensions. And with 60,000 of those in Ohio, it’s sure to be an issue in the campaign for U.S. Senate.

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While President Trump and the Russia investigation continue to dominate headlines, net neutrality, NAFTA, health care and infrastructure are among the top topics on Capitol Hill this week. We spoke with Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown about what’s moving and what’s stalled.

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown quickly shut down speculation today that his appearance at a Democratic policy conference this week is a sign he’s considering a run for president in 2020. 

The Center for American Progress conference drew prominent Democrats considering presidential runs– including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand. The focus was on issues ranging from healthcare to criminal-justice reform.

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