Ohio lawmakers press GM CEO to shift work to plant targeted for closure

 Ohio's U.S. senators on Wednesday pressed General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra to shift production from Mexico or build electric vehicles in a U.S. plant in their state that the automaker has said it intends to close.

Barra, speaking to reporters after the meeting on Capital Hill with Ohio's two senators, said GM was working to have a plan for every worker and looking for other opportunities for those displaced. But she made no promises about saving the Lordstown, Ohio, plant.

The CEO said GM planned to add additional products at U.S. plants next year and that the automaker would have some jobs to fill at other Ohio facilities in 2019.

Senator Rob Portman said Barra had agreed to keep an open mind but made no promises about the future of the Lordstown plant, where the soon to be discontinued Chevrolet Cruze sedans are manufactured.