Sen. Brown meets with Treasury nominee Lew - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Sen. Brown meets with Treasury nominee Lew

Posted: Updated:

President Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Thursday. 13abc's Washington Bureau was the only TV crew present as Senator Sherrod Brown invited Jack Lew to his office. 

Brown sits on the Senate Finance Committee, which will be conducting Lew's confirmation hearings in a few weeks. 

The two men and their staffs spoke for about half an hour, focusing on protecting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and more.

"I also expressed to him that over the years there's been a bias in Washington - a long-held bias - against manufacturing and in favor of the banks," says Senator Brown. "I expressed that I hope this administration continues to move towards more balance that way. We know how important manufacturing is in Toledo, and we know what the auto rescue meant."

When asked if he would support Lew's nomination, Brown said it's "likely," but he'll want to listen to the hearings first.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:09:20 GMT
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
  • OVI checkpoint planned for Saturday in Van Wert

    OVI checkpoint planned for Saturday in Van Wert

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:56:00 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office and the villages of Scott and Grover Hill announced that troopers and local law enforcement will operate OVI checkpoints.The checkpoints will start at 5:30 p.m. and go until 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The checkpoint will be on SR 114 and Blaine Street in Van Wert and Paulding County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.The checkpoint will also be h...
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office and the villages of Scott and Grover Hill announced that troopers and local law enforcement will operate OVI checkpoints.The checkpoints will start at 5:30 p.m. and go until 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The checkpoint will be on SR 114 and Blaine Street in Van Wert and Paulding County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.The checkpoint will also be h...
  • Saturday Forecast Update - 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday Forecast Update - 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:41:52 GMT
    We’re still on track for a few storms late this afternoon and into the evening.
    We’re still on track for a few storms late this afternoon and into the evening.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!