Kaptur statement on GM’s idling of several auto plants across the U.S. and Canada

November 26, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation and longest-serving woman in Congress, today released the following statement on General Motors’ decision to idle several North American manufacturing plants.

“Time and time again both the taxpayer and our workers have been asked to sacrifice for the good of the General Motors brand. This latest move from General Motors is an affront to that sacrifice,” said Kaptur. “For too long a rigged economic system highlighted by bad trade deals such as NAFTA and a tax system that incentivizes offshoring has stacked the deck of corporate power against the American worker. This Administration promised an end to it and has dragged its feet while more jobs hang in the balance. Enough is enough.”

“Our effort to rescue the American auto industry secured automotive manufacturing even as some in Congress were willing to keep shipping it offshore. To keep good jobs here in the U.S., we need a just and accountable tax policy and we need to jettison trade deals that only serve to undermine a fair playing field for all workers,” Kaptur concluded.