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Congressman from southern Illinois weighs in on layoffs at Granite City steel plant

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(KMOV.com) – The CEO of US Steel, which is laying off 2,000 workers at its Granite City plant, testified before a Congressional committee Thursday.

Congressman Mike Bost, who represents much of southern Illinois in Congress, said he used the opportunity to find out if the layoffs will be permanent. The company said the plant's closure will be temporary, Bost said company executives told him the same thing.

US Steel said the layoffs are due to a glut of foreign steel.

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