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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.

Lancaster Eagle Gazette – Ohio residents deemed most at risk for the H1N1 virus should have been vaccinated by now, and vaccination efforts now are focusing on a larger at-risk population, the state health director said.

Of the roughly 1.5 million Ohioans who face the greatest risk of illness from the virus, most have received vaccinations, said Dr. Alvin Jackson, director of the Ohio Department of Health.

That group includes pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months old, health care and emergency medical personnel, children 6 months through 4 years old, and children 5 through 18 years old who have chronic medical conditions.

CantonRep.com – Many U.S. workers do not get paid sick days.

That’s cause for concern during the current outbreak of influenza, because some, unable to afford the lost pay, go to work sick rather than stay home and recoup, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon.

Brown said such workers are less productive when they are sick, and can spread the virus to other co-workers. So he wants to change this situation.

CantonRep.com – Many U.S. workers do not get paid sick days.

That’s cause for concern during the current outbreak of influenza, because some, unable to afford the lost pay, go to work sick rather than stay home and recoup, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon.

Brown said such workers are less productive when they are sick, and can spread the virus to other co-workers. So he wants to change this situation.

The Hill – Republicans won't even have a majority in the Senate to add abortion provisions to the health bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) suggested Monday night.

Brown said that the Senate bill faces no threat from Republicans and pro-life Democrats looking to add language to the bill that would impose new rules on federal subsidies for abortion, mirroring an amendment attached by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to the House bill.

"I don't think that it's a threat at all," Brown said Monday night during an appearance on MSNBC. "There aren't more than four or five Democratic senators that I would say are anti-choice. There are at least, I think, two Republican senators who are pro-choice."

The Hill – Republicans won't even have a majority in the Senate to add abortion provisions to the health bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) suggested Monday night.

Brown said that the Senate bill faces no threat from Republicans and pro-life Democrats looking to add language to the bill that would impose new rules on federal subsidies for abortion, mirroring an amendment attached by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to the House bill.

"I don't think that it's a threat at all," Brown said Monday night during an appearance on MSNBC. "There aren't more than four or five Democratic senators that I would say are anti-choice. There are at least, I think, two Republican senators who are pro-choice."

The Hill – Republicans won't even have a majority in the Senate to add abortion provisions to the health bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) suggested Monday night.

Brown said that the Senate bill faces no threat from Republicans and pro-life Democrats looking to add language to the bill that would impose new rules on federal subsidies for abortion, mirroring an amendment attached by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to the House bill.

"I don't think that it's a threat at all," Brown said Monday night during an appearance on MSNBC. "There aren't more than four or five Democratic senators that I would say are anti-choice. There are at least, I think, two Republican senators who are pro-choice."

The News-Herald – … When Ohioans talk about paying tribute, we mean it literally.

That was evidenced at the polls this November when voters overwhelmingly supported state Issue 1, which allows for the issuance of bonds to provide compensation to those who served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts — as we have done for those who served in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

And that's why we support legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to help speed up benefits for disabled veterans from both the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The News-Herald – … When Ohioans talk about paying tribute, we mean it literally.

That was evidenced at the polls this November when voters overwhelmingly supported state Issue 1, which allows for the issuance of bonds to provide compensation to those who served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts — as we have done for those who served in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

And that's why we support legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to help speed up benefits for disabled veterans from both the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs.