Brown stands behind Geithner but seeks improvement from Treasury

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Brown stands behind Geithner but seeks improvement from Treasury

The Hill – Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Friday said that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner should keep his job but that he would like to see his agency focus more on creating blue-collar jobs.

"He's got my confidence," Brown said on ABC News' "Top Line" webcast.

Brown, who is considered a liberal senator and represents a state with high unemployment, said Geithner needs to focus more on job creation in the manufacturing an auto sectors in order to spur job creation.

"[It is important to] keep pressure on Treasury to lend to manufacturing and auto supply [sectors]," Brown added, saying the focus would create a "ripple effect" of job creation for the middle-class.

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