Sen. Sherrod Brown visits Toledo plant, urges House to pass jobs protection measure

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Senator Brown met Tuesday with workers at the Quality Tool and Metal Stamping plant in North Toledo following the Senate passage of a bipartisan jobs bill.

More and more companies are closing manufacturing plants in the U.S. and outsourcing to other countries, like China, claiming that it cuts costs and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is trying to stop this and urges other lawmakers to help.

"This legislation finally says to the Chinese, you can't keep cheating and expect to do business with us the way you've been doing business with us for far too long."

According to Brown, the manufacturing industry has lost nearly three million jobs in the past decade because companies in China manipulate the currency in their favor.

The U.S. is paying a 25 to 30 percent tax on products sold in China, but China gets a 25 to 30 percent bonus on their products sold in the U.S.

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