Majority Press Releases

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


December 8, 2020

Readout of Ranking Member Brown’s Meeting with Dr. Janet Yellen, Nominee To Be 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 Dr. Janet Yellen Nominee for US Treasury Secretary by President-elect Biden. If confirmed Yellen would be the first woman to lead Treasury: “I spoke with Dr. Yellen about tax policy, climate change, economic inequality, unbanked and underbanked communities, as well as how best to address the current publi… Continue Reading


December 7, 2020

Brown Honors The Life Of Former Senator Paul Sarbanes

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 passing of former Senator Paul Sarbanes: “Today we mourn the passing of former Senator Paul Sarbanes, a distinguished statesman, a voice for consumers and working families, and former Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Senator Sarbanes’ life of public service centered on workers a… Continue Reading


December 3, 2020

Brown Hails Inclusion of the Anti-Money Laundering Act and Corporate Transparency Act in NDAA Conference Report

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 hailing the inclusion of historic comprehensive anti-money laundering and corporate transparency reforms into the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), soon to be voted on in the House and Senate: “We need to strengthen, reform, and update our nation’s anti-money laundering laws, and put an e… Continue Reading


December 1, 2020

Brown: We Need Bold Action To Restore People’s Faith In Our Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing entitled ‘The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress.’ Sen. Brown’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: Thank you, Chairman Crapo. Welcome Secretary Mnuchin and Chairman Powell. I’d first like to take a moment to thank Senator Jones and Senator McSally for their service on the… Continue Reading


November 30, 2020

Brown Statement on the Biden’s Economic Team

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 his historic economic team: “These are excellent choices by President-elect Biden. Janet Yellen is the kind of public servant we need. She, along with the rest of the economic team will restore American’s faith in their government and prioritize workers over Wall Street. They are all experienced… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Brown, Colleagues Press FHFA to Ensure Access for Low-Income and Minority Borrowers

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria, urging the Enterprises to renew their focus on facilitating safe, affordable refinance loans to all, including low-income borrowers. The lawmakers stressed that it is more important now than ever that the Enterprises are dedicated to serving the entire housing market, including low-income ho… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Brown Blasts Mnuchin For Cutting off Economic Help

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 Secretary Mnuchin requested the Federal Reserve return CARES Act money to Treasury: “There can be no doubt, the Trump administration and their congressional toadies are actively trying to tank the U.S. economy. For months, they have refused to take the steps necessary to support workers, small businesses, and res… Continue Reading

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