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Youngstown Mayor to Testify at Senate Virus Relief Hearing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown will testify before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing on COVID-19 recovery efforts Thursday.  

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, chairman of the committee, will lead the hearing, during which the Youngstown mayor and others will discuss their priorities for COVID-19 recovery, including the need for immediate, equitable relief, according to a statement from the senator’s office. 

“This hearing is about listening to real people that are on the front lines of this public health and economic crisis — not Wall Street executives or people in the D.C. beltway,” Senator Brown said in an email responding to a request for comment.

“Mayor Brown has a unique perspective and has seen firsthand the impact of the pandemic on his community,” he continued. “Mayor Brown knows how vital it will be to get this pandemic under control and address the inequities that the pandemic accelerated.”

Witnesses also will include Jyoshu Tsushima, staff attorney, Legal Aid Society of Columbus; John A. Costa, international president, Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO/CLC; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D., president, American Action Forum; and John Cracchiolo, manager, Sal & Jerry’s Bakery, West Babylon, N.Y.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. It will be livestreamed at

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