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Dingell Statement on Ford Announcement

Washington, May 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following state in response to an announcement by Ford on salary personnel staff reductions:  

“Whenever we hear bad news about a domestic automaker, it reminds us of the fragility of manufacturing in this country and the importance of public policies to ensure we maintain a strong base in this country. This announcement, recent GM plant closures as well as their salary layoffs, and other signals inside the industry show we have much work to do.

“Congress and the Administration must work together to support manufacturing, the auto industry, and workers.  Within the auto industry we need stable and consistent trade policies. It is critical we stay at the forefront of innovation and technology, which includes getting a regulatory framework to support autonomous vehicle development and investing in electric vehicle infrastructure. On the environmental front, companies need certainty and one national standard for fuel economy. All manufacturing needs a level playing field to compete in a global marketplace and to succeed.”

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