35 Facts About Senator Sherrod Brown

1. On May 18, 2014, Senator Sherrod Brown was awarded an honorary doctor of public service degree from Otterbein University.

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2. On May 5, 2007, Senator Sherrod Brown was awarded an honorary doctorate from Capital University.

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3. Senator Sherrod Brown was previously married to Larke Recchie from 1979 to 1987.

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4. Senator Sherrod Brown's is the author of Life Happens and.

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5. Early on, Senator Sherrod Brown enjoyed a steady lead in the polls.

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6. Senator Sherrod Brown stood for reelection in 2012, defeating opponent Josh Mandel, who in 2010 had defeated the incumbent state treasurer by 14 points.

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7. On November 7, 2006, Senator Sherrod Brown faced two-term incumbent senator Mike DeWine in the general election.

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8. In 2012, Senator Sherrod Brown wrote a letter to the United States Department of Defense requesting that it comply with a rule requiring members of the military to wear clothes made in the US.

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9. In May 2016, Senator Sherrod Brown called for tariffs to be imposed on imports from China and praised Hillary Clinton's plan to enforce rules and trade laws and triple the enforcement budgets at the United States Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission.

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10. Senator Sherrod Brown was the co-author and sponsor of a bill that would officially declare China a currency manipulator and require the Department of Commerce to impose countervailing duties on Chinese imports.

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11. Senator Sherrod Brown has criticized free trade with China and other countries.

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12. Senator Sherrod Brown praised West Virginia teachers who held a nine-day strike in early 2018.

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13. Senator Sherrod Brown supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, voting for it in December 2009, and he voted for the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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14. In 2009, Senator Sherrod Brown voted for the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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15. Senator Sherrod Brown called the Republican legislature in Ohio "lunatics" for introducing a concealed carry bill that would allow individuals to carry guns into airplane terminals, police buildings, private airplanes, and day care facilities.

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16. Senator Sherrod Brown has criticized the political influence of gun manufacturers.

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17. Senator Sherrod Brown consistently votes in favor of gun control, which has earned him a "F" rating from the National Rifle Association.

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18. In 2012, Senator Sherrod Brown co-sponsored the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, a bill that would prohibit the export of some electronics for environmental reasons.

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19. Senator Sherrod Brown had argued the bill overwhelmingly benefited wealthy individuals and corporations with a much smaller impact to the middle class.

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20. Senator Sherrod Brown called for banning those on the no fly list from purchasing assault weapons.

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21. Senator Sherrod Brown voted in favor of the 2012 NDAA that sparked controversy over indefinite detention of US citizens.

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22. Senator Sherrod Brown was a co-sponsor of reaffirmations of the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances in regards to United States-Taiwan relations.

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23. Senator Sherrod Brown voted for the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, which appropriated $250 billion for ongoing military operations and domestic programs.

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24. Senator Sherrod Brown voted for redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008.

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25. Senator Sherrod Brown voted against the $87 billion war budgetary supplement.

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26. Senator Sherrod Brown opposed the Iraq War and voted against the Iraq Resolution as a House Representative.

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27. Senator Sherrod Brown was vetted as a potential vice-presidential running mate for Clinton.

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28. Senator Sherrod Brown served on the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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29. Senator Sherrod Brown was one of the few US Representatives to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.

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30. Senator Sherrod Brown opposed an amendment to Ohio's constitution that banned same-sex marriage.

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31. For many months, Senator Sherrod Brown worked as whip on the issue, securing Democratic "nay" votes and seeking Republican allies.

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32. Senator Sherrod Brown served as a state representative in Ohio from 1974 to 1982.

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33. Senator Sherrod Brown went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in education and a Master of Public Administration degree from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1979 and 1981, respectively.

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34. Senator Sherrod Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from Yale University in 1974.

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35. Senator Sherrod Brown started his political career in 1975 as an Ohio State Representative.

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