WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) today released a video highlighting his Ohio Auto Manufacturing Jobs Tour, during which he covered more than 700 miles crossing Ohio over three days. During the tour, which was highlighted across Ohio, he learned more about recent auto investments into Ohio, raised awareness for the economic impact of the automotive industry in our state, and discussed how tax reform will benefit auto manufacturers. Portman, who is Co-Chair of the Senate Auto Caucus, visited Ford’s Sharonville Transmission Plant, the General Motors Parma Metal Center, the General Motors Toledo Transmission Plant, the Fiat Chrysler US Toledo Assembly Complex, and the Honda of America Manufacturing Plant in Marysville. Portman released the following statement:.

“Ohio has the best auto workers in the world, and we’re one of the top states in the country in terms of auto manufacturing. After crisscrossing the state and seeing our auto manufacturers at work, it’s easy to see why auto companies are investing in Ohio. Unfortunately, our auto workers are fighting with one arm tied behind their back because we have an outdated and burdensome tax code. Congress must act with urgency to fix our broken tax code and give our economy a shot in the arm. When given a level playing field, American businesses and workers like the auto workers I met with across Ohio can compete and win with anyone. Our plan to simplify and reform our broken tax code will help them succeed.”

 

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