Ranking Member Brown Biography

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), now serving in his second term, also serves on the Senate’s Agriculture, Finance, and Veterans Committees.

Sen. Brown has introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure the very largest money center banks have enough capital to cover their losses, so taxpayers don’t have to, and would ensure a level playing field for other financial institutions. Working with his colleagues, in 2014 he helped pass legislation to ensure that companies primarily engaged in providing insurance are subject to capital standards that are tailored toward their business, rather than the capital standards in place for bank holding companies. He also authored a bill that would streamline the privacy notification process, removing costly burdens for small financial institutions and simplifying notifications provided to consumers.

With the housing crisis emerging early in Ohio, Sen. Brown fought for reforms to ensure that small lenders and community institutions remain competitive, homeowners are protected, and that there are accessible, affordable housing options for all Americans.

Prior to serving in the United States Senate, Brown served as a United States Representative for the 13th District, Ohio’s Secretary of State, a member of the Ohio General Assembly, and taught in Ohio’s public schools and at The Ohio State University.