WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio’s U.S. senators and other members of the state’s congressional delegation are pushing for extension of a health coverage tax credit they say is particularly important for Delphi salaried retirees.

The letter from Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman also has bipartisan support from House members including Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican Mike Turner. Their House districts include many of some 5,000 Ohioans who saw retirement benefits cut when the automotive parts supplier was in bankruptcy.

The letter sent Monday to congressional leaders was signed by 28 lawmakers. It says the Delphi salaried retirees face significant hardships in maintaining affordable health care.

Brown and Portman have asked that the Health Coverage Tax Credit be extended two years. They say it also will help many retired United Steelworkers.

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