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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by REUTERS.COM:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Chief Executive (GM.N) Mary Barra came under harsh criticism from members of Congress from Michigan on Thursday for building a new vehicle in Mexico while ending production at five North American assembly plants and cutting nearly 15,000 jobs.

On the second day of meetings on Capitol Hill, Barra faced a tough session with normally supportive lawmakers from the state where GM is based and has thousands of workers.

The article goes on to state the following:

GM is ending production at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant next year, as well as at its Warren Transmission plant in suburban Detroit, along with plants in Ohio, Maryland and Canada and eliminating about 8,000 salaried positions.

Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, questioned why GM was launching production of its new Chevrolet Blazer SUV in Mexico as it was cutting production in the United States and said the company needs to move the vehicle to the United States.

Barra said the decision to build the Blazer in Mexico, which was announced in June, “was made many years ago.”

She also told Reuters on Wednesday it would be “very costly” to reverse course because the new SUV was launching in days.

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