Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Maryland's U.S. Lawmakers Slam Decision to Close GM White Marsh Plant, Seek Meeting with CEO

December 3, 2018
In The News

General Motors' decision to end operations at its White Marsh plant demonstrates "extremely poor corporate citizenship,” say members of Maryland's congressional delegation, who are seeking a meeting with the company's CEO.... “We believe that White Marsh’s highly skilled workforce, modern facility and experience with production lines, from electric motors to transmissions, can and should be repurposed to meet GM’s new business objectives,” said a letter Monday by lawmakers to CEO Mary Barra.... The company says it’s making cuts to be more efficient and is shifting more resources to light trucks, crossovers, SUVs and electric vehicles.... The letter was signed by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Reps. Elijah Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin. All are Maryland Democrats.