WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is firing back at an attack from President Trump and calling on the President to support his American Cars American Jobs Act. Under the Republican tax bill, championed by President Trump, companies are rewarded with a lower tax rate when shipping American jobs overseas. Brown’s bill, introduced in August, would get rid of the incentives for auto manufacturers to ship jobs overseas and help keep American autoworkers on the job. The Toledo Blade editorialized that Brown’s bill would “put America and American workers first.”
Brown called President Trump in June and asked him to take action, calling on the President to work with Ohioans to support solutions.
“President Trump, I’ll compare my record standing up for Ohio & American workers to yours any day. Instead of giving companies tax breaks to shut down American factories & lay off workers, why haven’t you supported the American Cars American Jobs Act?” said Brown.
Brown originally introduced his legislation after General Motors announced plans to build the new Chevy Blazer in Mexico on the same day the company ended the second shift at a plant in Lordstown. Brown’s bill would benefit Ohio companies and workers throughout the auto supply chain. The legislation would put U.S.-made cars on equal footing with foreign-made vehicles and update the tax code to remove incentives for auto companies to offshore jobs. Learn more about the bill HERE.
Brown’s Work to Save Lordstown Jobs