Lawmakers calling on action from Trump after GM announces cuts

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Nexstar)- Members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation say they’re furious over General Motors’ decision to lay off workers in three states and now they’re calling on President Trump to get involved.

Congressman Tim Ryan says the president should visit workers and GM officials in person as soon as possible.

Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley says there is no decision on any potential visit.

“To say that one company doing one move is somehow indicative of the entire economy is completely false. We’re moving forward at a pace that no one saw coming,” Gidley said.

House Democrats say they plan to hold hearings on GM layoffs early next year.

In the meantime, lawmakers are waiting to see if President Trump will strike a new trade deal between the U.S. and China.

The president will meet with China’s president during the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend.

Several lawmakers from America’s farm country are urging the president to strike a deal.

South Dakota’s two Republican senators sent the president this letter, writing in part:

“We appreciate your efforts to address China’s unfair trade practices, but our soybean producers cannot continue to bear the brunt of China’s retaliatory tariffs…”

The president says he’s open to making a deal but says no final decisions have been made.

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