Ohio’s top ranking Democrat, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, is proposing a measure in hopes of saving the Lordstown manufacturing plant from shutdown by General Motors, and he’s reaching out to someone who’s hardly an ally - President Donald Trump.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants Congress to move on his “American Cars, American Jobs Act” which would end tax cuts for companies that move overseas and put that revenue into incentives for customers to buy American-made cars.
Brown says the Mahoning Valley isn’t going to give up without a fight, and there’s no reason GM can’t retool the Lordstown plant.
“They got billions of dollars -- GM did -- most of that money went into the pockets of executives and stock buybacks and big investors and they should be investing that in this company and in this plant.”
Brown says when he talked to President Donald Trump about his idea, the president seemed engaged and willing to support the measure.