Rep. Trott Joins President Trump and Auto Execs in Michigan to Discuss Future of Auto Industry
March 15, 2017
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) issued the following statement after joining President Trump and Automotive Executives for a closed-door meeting and tour of the Willow Run facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan to discuss the future of the auto industry:
"I valued hearing from President Trump and the leaders of the world's automotive industry at Willow Run today. I share the President's desire to advance policies that encourage American companies to stay on this side of the border, crack down on currency manipulators, and eliminate regulatory burdens on American businesses so we can encourage economic growth while protecting our environment. It was also encouraging to hear that General Motors will create hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Michigan, alongside Ford and Fiat-Chrysler's similar investments to strengthen our domestic auto industry.
"There is no place in the country that better represents the future of our domestic auto industry than Southeast Michigan - the heartland of American innovation. As one of the many research facilities here, Willow Run is on the forefront of automotive innovation and safety, pioneering autonomous vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure technology. I plan to continue working closely with President Trump and my colleagues to support the hardworking men and women of Michigan's automotive industry so they can continue to pave the way for the future of the auto industry in Michigan and around the world."
In December, Rep. Trott joined his colleagues in the Michigan delegation in a bipartisan, bicameral letter in support of the American Center of Mobility's proposal for the Department of Transportation's Automated Proving Ground Pilot program.