Latest True Fact-checks on Sherrod Brown Sherrod Brown stated on February 2, 2017 in a Senate floor speech: Says ExxonMobil "fought to kill" a rule requiring oil and mining companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments. Sherrod Brown stated on July 27, 2016 in fundraising email: "The Koch network (is) spending more money (in a Senate race) in Ohio than anywhere else in the country." Sherrod Brown stated on June 12, 2013 in a conference call with reporters: "Some of these members of the House of Representatives get hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies" but want to cut food stamps. Sherrod Brown stated on February 4, 2013 in a news release: "Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available." Sherrod Brown stated on October 16, 2012 in a debate: "There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs." Sherrod Brown stated on December 7, 2011 in a Senate banking subcommittee hearing: Richard Cordray’s nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau marks the first time in Senate history "that a political party has blocked a nomination of someone because they didn't like the construction of the agency." Sherrod Brown stated on August 4, 2011 in an appearance on MSNBC: "Rooting for the Red Sox is like rooting for the drug companies." Sherrod Brown stated on August 2, 2011 in a television interview: Says that Wall Street hedge fund managers "pay a lower tax rate than does a sheet metal worker in Parma or a school teacher in Cleveland." Sherrod Brown stated on April 14, 2011 in a Senate committee hearing: "Foreign companies in the United States have a significantly higher unionization rate than other companies overall." Sherrod Brown stated on March 7, 2011: The "House-passed budget proposal could cut funding for programs that help keep local neighborhoods safe, slash more than $1.7 million in anti-terror funds for Ohio." Sherrod Brown stated on March 3, 2011 in a speech in the Senate: "Hitler didn't want unions. Stalin didn't want unions. Mubarak didn't want independent unions. These autocrats in history don't want independent unions." Sherrod Brown stated on February 22, 2011 in a newspaper column: "For every $10,000 invested in business incubators, up to nearly 70 local jobs are generated." Sherrod Brown stated on July 14, 2010 in an interview with Rachel Maddow : Twenty-two million jobs were created during Clinton’s two terms but only 3 million during Bush’s. Sherrod Brown stated on April 25, 2010 in an interview on "This Week.": "Fifteen years ago, the assets of the six largest banks in this country totaled 17 percent of GDP ... The assets of the six largest banks in the United States today total 63 percent of GDP."