Torres Statement on the General Motors Factory Closures and Layoffs

November 28, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the announcement by General Motors that it was closing five factories in North America and laying off nearly 15,000 workers:  


“The announcement by General Motors that it will be closing factories in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland and laying off 15,000 employees is evidence of President Trump’s latest failure to deliver for American workers. His empty promises have been followed by two years of damaging policies that threaten the livelihoods of American companies and workers. Instead of working with GM to save these jobs, President Trump rewarded corporations and the wealthy with tax breaks that lined their pockets while hardworking families continued to be squeezed by basic living expenses. Now, thousands of workers will be left unemployed. I urge my colleagues to come together and act immediately to help these workers.”