Majority Press Releases

January 7, 2021

BROWN STATEMENT ON GEORGIA RUNOFF AND THE INCOMING DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) incoming Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today released a statement following the news that Senate Democrats have clinched the majority by winning two historic Senate races in Georgia:“I welcome my future colleagues Senator-elect Raphael Warnock and Senator-elect Jon Ossoff, who will bring valuable experience and empathy to the Senate, and allow us to deliver the change Americans demanded with … Continue Reading


January 5, 2021

Brown Blasts CFPB For Allowing Lobbyists To Weaken Consumer Protections; Urges Congress To Reject The Taskforce’s Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement after the CFPB’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law released its findings:“From the outset, it was clear that the CFPB’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law was just a pretext to gut regulations and protections for consumers. The Taskforce members have a history of undermining the CFPB and work at law firms representing payda… Continue Reading


January 2, 2021

Brown Hails Overwhelming Senate Vote to Override Trump Veto of NDAA: Promises to Work Closely with Incoming Biden Officials to Implement New Landmark Anti-Corruption Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - today hailed the Senate’s overwhelming 81-13 vote to override President Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included Brown’s historic comprehensive anti-money laundering and corporate transparency reforms."This veto override is the final step by Congress to enact this landmark measure; now incoming Biden Administration of… Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Waters and Brown to Mnuchin: Listen to Stakeholders, Halt Any Significant Changes to the Housing Finance System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Mr. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, urging him to listen to concerns from all stakeholders and halt any significant changes to our housing finance system during the current crisis. The letter also requests that Mr. Mnuchin brief the… Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Readout Of Ranking Member Brown’s Meeting with Pete Buttigieg Nominee To Be Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs released the following readout after he met with Pete Buttigieg Nominee To Be Secretary of the Department of Transportation by President-elect Biden. If confirmed, Buttigieg would be the first LGBTQ Cabinet secretary in our nation’s history: “The Department of Transportation will play a pivotal role in getting the COVID-19 crisis under control and r… Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

SENATE PASSES GOVERNMENT FUNDING MEASURE WITH KEY WINS FOR OHIO SECURED BY BROWN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate passed a government funding measure that included key wins for Ohio secured by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The package, which includes badly needed COVID-19 relief for Ohio, passed the Senate by a bipartisan margin of 91-7. The House also passed the package, which now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.Brown fought to include key provisions for Ohio in the final package, including language to end surprise medical bills, provisio… Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Brown’s Bipartisan Stable Housing for Foster Youth Bill Included In Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs announced that his bipartisan legislation, the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019, was included in the omnibus. The legislation which Brown introduced with Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee would provide Family Unification Vouchers (FUP) “on-demand” to foster youth who are at risk of homelessness as … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

BROWN VOTES FOR COVID RELIEF BILL TO SEND IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE TO WORKERS, RENTERS, SMALL BUSINESSES, VOWS TO FIGHT FOR ADDITIONAL HELP OHIOANS NEED

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) voted to pass the combined omnibus and COVID-19 relief bill that will send desperately needed assistance to Ohioans and small businesses, as well as our health care system in order to support vaccine procurement and distribution.For months, Brown has fought to put assistance directly in the pockets of workers, extend unemployment insurance, prevent evictions, provide rental assistance to help keep families stably housed, secure nece… Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Brown Applauds The Inclusion Of Rental Assistance, Eviction Moratorium, And Other Key Priorities In The COVID Relief Package

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today released the following statement on the newly announced  COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $25 billion rental and utility assistance for renters:“Finally families, small businesses, and communities will get much-needed help. As ranking member of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee, I fought for key priorities, including rental assistance, an … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Brown Statement on The Fed Allowing Wall Street Dividends and CEO Bonuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement after the Federal Reserve announced it would allow buybacks next quarter:“This public health and economic crisis is getting worse, not better,” said Brown. “The Fed’s decision allows billions in dividends and bonuses for a select few while millions of Americans are reeling from this crisis. It is wrong. The Fed should be… Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Brown: Combatting Climate Change an Opportunity to Create a Sustainable Economy that Makes People’s Lives Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today delivered the following remarks at the Center For American Progress (CAP) event called, “The Financial System & Climate Change: A Regulatory Imperative.” Sen. Brown’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Marilyn Waite, CAP for hosting, Senator Schatz, John Podesta, Governor Brainard, and all the panelists for your leadership… Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Brown to Senate Republicans: The American People Need Relief Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement on the current state of Covid Relief negotiations: “The American people need relief now. Democrats are fighting to help Americans pay their bills, to provide enhanced unemployment benefits, and to deliver the resources necessary to fight the pandemic. While Democrats have been advocating for working families, Republic… Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

Readout Of Ranking Member Brown’s Meeting with Representative Marcia Fudge, Nominee for HUD Secretary By President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following readout after he met with Representative Marcia Fudge, nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): “At a time when millions of people are one crisis away from losing their homes or being evicted- it is clear that Representative Fudge is the right person for the job. During our meeting, we disc… Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

BROWN, WYDEN PRESS FOR ANSWERS FOLLOWING TREASURY DEPARTMENT CYBERSECURITY BREACH

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and Senate Finance Committee ranking member, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), are pressing for answers from the U.S. Treasury Department after recent reports indicate the department suffered a serious cyber-attack by actors widely suspected to be working for or on behalf of Russian intelligence services. In a letter sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the senators… Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Brown Blasts FDIC For Endangering the Economy

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced changes to rules around brokered deposits and industrial loan companies: “The FDIC and OCC have spent the last several months undermining what it means to be a bank in this country - putting the hard-earned money of millions of Americans at even more risk during a global p… Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Brown Statement On The Selection Of Pete Buttigieg To Be Secretary of the Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which has jurisdiction over public transportation, released a statement after President-Elect Biden announced the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of the Department of Transportation. If confirmed, Buttigieg would be the first LGBTQ Cabinet secretary in our nation’s history: “Pete Buttigieg is more than ready to finally address our nation’… Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

BROWN APPLAUDS SENATE PASSAGE OF DEFENSE BILL WHICH INCLUDES BROWN’S ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ACT AND CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - released the following statement after the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included Brown’s historic comprehensive anti-money laundering and corporate transparency reforms, passed the United States Senate and was cleared for Presidential action: “These anti-money laundering and corporate transparency reforms were … Continue Reading


December 10, 2020

Brown Statement On The Selection Of Representative Marcia Fudge To Be Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs released a statement after President-Elect Biden announced the nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): “Representative Fudge is a talented lawyer, successful mayor, and effective legislator. She has shown time and time again, that there is nothing she can’t accomplish. I am confident that as Secr… Continue Reading


December 8, 2020

Readout Of Ranking Member Brown’s Meeting With Wally Adeyemo Nominee For Deputy Treasury Secretary By President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs released the following readout after he met with Wally Adeyemo Nominee for Deputy Treasury Secretary by President-elect Biden, if confirmed Adeyemo would be the first African American Deputy Secretary of Treasury: “I spoke with Mr. Adeyemo about a wide range of issues. Mr. Adeyemo and I agree that Treasury will be essential to addressing this public hea… Continue Reading


December 8, 2020

Readout Of Ranking Member Brown’s Meeting With Dr. Cecilia Rouse, Nominee To Be Chair Of The Council Of Economic Advisers (CEA) By President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs released the following readout after he met with Dr. Celia Rouse Nominee for Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers by President-elect Biden: “I could not think of a more qualified person to lead the Council of Economic Advisers- Dr. Rouse’s career has been focused on workers and economic security. She will bring that expertise to the CEA and help the … Continue Reading

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