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Lawmakers Urge Tariff Exclusions for NLMK USA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16 Pa., are urging U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to give swift consideration to petitions filed a year ago by NLMK USA that requested exclusions from the Trump administration’s tariff policy. “We write today to urge you to consider and issue decisions […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16 Pa., are urging U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to give swift consideration to petitions filed a year ago by NLMK USA that requested exclusions from the Trump administration’s tariff policy. “We write today to urge you...

Trump Again Blames Labor for Lordstown Closing

Trump Again Blames Labor for GM Lordstown Closing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump again blamed organized labor for the closing of the General Motors Lordstown Complex during an appearance in Lima Wednesday. Trump, whose remarks were live-streamed, told workers and guests at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, where the M1 Abrams tank is manufactured, that union leaders were dishonest and he wanted […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump again blamed organized labor for the closing of the General Motors Lordstown Complex during an appearance in Lima Wednesday. Trump, whose remarks were live-streamed, told workers and guests at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, where the M1 Abrams tank is manufactured, that union leaders...

Portman Tours Warren Fab, Touts His JOBS Act

HUBBARD, OH – During a stop at Warren Fabricating and Machining yesterday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, discussed tax reform, strengthening career and technical education (CTE) programs and helping Ohioans receive job training. A roundtable discussion with the company’s employees and executives followed a tour of the plant at 7845 Chestnut Ridge Road that specializes […]

HUBBARD, OH – During a stop at Warren Fabricating and Machining yesterday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, discussed tax reform, strengthening career and technical education (CTE) programs and helping Ohioans receive job training. A roundtable discussion with the company's employees and executives followed a tour of the plant at 7845...

GM Denies Barra Blames UAW, Beto Stops by Union Hall

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra did not blame the United Auto Workers for the status of the now-idled Lordstown Complex, despite a claim by President Donald Trump on Twitter, a spokesman for the automaker said Monday. The president’s tweet Sunday night asserting that Barra held the union responsible for the plant was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra did not blame the United Auto Workers for the status of the now-idled Lordstown Complex, despite a claim by President Donald Trump on Twitter, a spokesman for the automaker said Monday. The president’s tweet Sunday night asserting that Barra held the union...

Brown, Ryan Blast Trump on Military Project Defunding

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s administration over Ohio projects that potentially could be defunded to pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released a list of military construction projects that are currently at risk of either being significantly […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan sharply criticized President Donald Trump's administration over Ohio projects that potentially could be defunded to pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released a list of military construction projects that are currently at...

Update: Drive It Home Campaign Responds to Trump’s Tweets

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following a series of tweets by President Donald Trump over the past two days, the Drive It Home campaign remains optimistic about the future of the General Motors Lordstown Complex. Drive It Home Ohio, the support campaign launched last year by UAW Local 1112 and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, this morning issued […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following a series of tweets by President Donald Trump over the past two days, the Drive It Home campaign remains optimistic about the future of the General Motors Lordstown Complex. Drive It Home Ohio, the support campaign launched last year by UAW Local 1112 and the Youngstown/Warren...

Ryan: Presidential Decision Coming in ‘Few Weeks’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said Wednesday night he expected to decide in the next few weeks whether he would seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Appearing on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” to discuss the college admissions scandal, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said he was looking “very closely” at a 2020 bid. “We’re […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said Wednesday night he expected to decide in the next few weeks whether he would seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Appearing on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” to discuss the college admissions scandal, Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said he was looking “very closely”...

DeWine: GM Could Divulge Plans for Lordstown Soon

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that General Motors Co. executives told him just days ago that the company could divulge its plans regarding the future of the Lordstown manufacturing complex in a matter of weeks. “The last time we asked them – two days ago – they said four to six weeks,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that General Motors Co. executives told him just days ago that the company could divulge its plans regarding the future of the Lordstown manufacturing complex in a matter of weeks. “The last time we asked them – two days ago – they...

Trump Fiscal 2020 Budget ‘Dead on Arrival’ – Ryan

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget drew criticism from Democrats and Republicans representing Ohio in Congress. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown issued statements Monday afternoon broadly criticizing the plan, while U.S. Sen. Rob Portman took specific aim at the president’s proposal to cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative […]

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget drew criticism from Democrats and Republicans representing Ohio in Congress. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown issued statements Monday afternoon broadly criticizing the plan, while U.S. Sen. Rob Portman took specific aim at the president’s proposal to cut funding for...

Ryan Press Call Puts Human Face on GM Shutdown

Last Day at GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the end of car production at General Motors Lordstown, John DeGarmo faces the prospect of leaving his fifth auto industry plant. Before transferring to GM Lordstown from Lake Orion, Mich. in 2010, DeGarmo had worked at four other plants, including three with GM. He shared the price he and other workers […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the end of car production at General Motors Lordstown, John DeGarmo faces the prospect of leaving his fifth auto industry plant. Before transferring to GM Lordstown from Lake Orion, Mich. in 2010, DeGarmo had worked at four other plants, including three with GM. He shared the...