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      Sen. Sherrod Brown discusses impact of recent legislation

      During a recent visit to Toledo, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said his central focus is to endorse bipartisan bills that are good for the country.

      The Immigration Reform Bill, Farm Bill, Affordable Care Act and Fair Minimum Wage Act were among the issues WNWO discussed with Brown.

      The Immigration Reform Bill has already been pushed bipartisanly through the U.S. Senate. Brown is hopeful the U.S. House of Representatives will soon act on the legislation.

      â??I think it works for our economy, I think it works to provide more opportunity and more prosperity,â?? said Brown.

      From protecting U.S. borders to enriching American agriculture, Brown offered his endorsement of the recently-passed Farm Bill.

      â??One out of seven jobs is connected to food and agriculture,â?? said Brown. â??We know the Farm Bill will be good in dealing with the algae bloom in Lake Erie, itâ??s good for nutrition.â??

      Senator Brown is also calling on congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act. Under the legislation, minimum wage would increase to $10.10 per hour. It would also increase the minimum wage for tipped workers.

      Itâ??s money that workers could use to purchase health insurance. Brown stood by the Obama Administrationâ??s much-criticized health insurance roll-out under the Affordable Care Act.

      â??10 million Americans have coverage now that didnâ??t have it before, said Brown.â?? He continued, â??A million people, seniors in Ohio alone, are getting benefits they were not getting before the Affordable Care Act.â??

      Itâ??s a bundle of legislation that Brown hopes will fall favorably on the eyes of Republicans and fellow Democrats, and encourage growth and prosperity in Ohio.