Mary Barra

Maryland lawmakers ask GM to reconsider White Marsh plant closing, return grant money

Maryland lawmakers ask GM to reconsider White Marsh plant closing, return grant money

Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked General Motors Co. on Wednesday to reconsider its decision to end operations at its White Marsh plant — or at least return more than $100 million in grant money it received for the facility.

Delegation members, including Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger — the Baltimore County Democrat whose district includes the plant — met privately in Washington with GM CEO Mary Barra.

Afterward, Ruppersberger released a joint statement with several delegation members, urging Barra to reconsider and asking the automaker to return about $115.5 million in federal, state and local grants dedicated to the White Marsh operation.

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