WASHINGTON - Ohio's senators continue to work on help for the American automotive industry.

 Sen. George Voinovich, a Republican, pushed a bipartisan proposal he and others recently made, saying that with help from congressional leadership it is a plan that would pass both houses and be signed by the president.

"I strongly believe this legislation should be voted on next week. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wait any longer," Voinovich said.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, said bridge loans for General Motors, Ford and Chrysler should come from the original $700 billion bailout package because those companies are facing the same credit collapse pulling down the nation's financial sector.

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