Ohio senators back auto assist

Local leaders seek $50 million to demolish, redevelop GM and Delphi sites.

Dayton Daily News

WASHINGTON — Ohio's two U.S. senators voiced support Thursday, Dec. 4, for a $34 billion auto industry bailout after leaders of the Big Three automotive companies got a second chance to make their case to lawmakers.

"If we do nothing, there will be a cascading of bankruptcies," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, which grilled auto industry executives Thursday.

Brown praised car companies for making concessions to receive federal dollars.

He cited Montgomery County as an example of a community devastated by changes in the auto industry.

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