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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces SOTU Guest – UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green

January 17, 2019
Press Release
Ryan Supports Delaying SOTU Until Government is Reopened

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) today announced UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green will be his guest for the State of the Union – when a date is finalized. Green has served as president since May 2018. UAW Local 1112 represents General Motors (GM) workers at the Lordstown plant – which was one of five North American plants GM announced they were closing. Congressman Ryan supports delaying the State of the Union until the government is reopened.

“I’m honored to bring Dave Green as my guest to the State of the Union this year. Since GM’s announcement to close the Lordstown plant, he’s been working around-the-clock to support GM workers and advocate for a new product at the facility. Dave will be representing the hundreds of laid off GM Lordstown workers who deserve to be seen and heard. I thank him for his leadership, and I can’t imagine a better partner in this fight to save GM Lordstown,” said Congressman Ryan. “That being said, I fully support the delay of the State of the Union until our government is reopened. On the 27th day of the government shutdown, 800,000 Americans are still furloughed or working without pay – with no idea when their next paycheck will come. Only after we get America back to work should we be talking about presidential addresses.”

“I’m proud to represent the hundreds of dedicated workers at GM Lordstown who have been affected by the announcement to place this plant on unallocated status. I look forward to attending the State of the Union and representing the values of our hard-working men and women. Our voices deserve to be heard,” said Dave Green, UAW Local 1112.