This Week in Congress
November 12, 2019
Both the House and the Senate are in session this week. There are only 16 legislative days left until the end of the year and only 10 days until the government funding expires. Time is... READ MORE
MEMA Joins the USMCA Coalition Day of Action
November 12, 2019
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an important trade agreement that will modernize trade with our neighboring nations and help U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturers remain... READ MORE
Trump to Give Announcement on Trade Today
November 12, 2019
President Donald Trump is expected to give a speech Tuesday addressing the current state of the U.S. economic and trade policy. Politico Pro earlier reported that a White House spokesperson... READ MORE
House Plans Stopgap Measure to Prevent Shutdown This Month
November 12, 2019
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday that the House of Representatives will work to pass a stopgap spending measure in an effort to avoid another government shutdown. Government... READ MORE
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Meets Canadian PM to Discuss USMCA
November 12, 2019
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who leads the Democrat-led United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) working group, traveled to Canada on Wednesday to meet with... READ MORE
France and China Sign $15 billion in Deals
November 12, 2019
During French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China last week, both countries signed on to $15 billion worth of deals that relate to energy, agriculture, aeronautics, and more. China... READ MORE
State Update
November 12, 2019
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA, and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries and... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
November 5, 2019
The Senate is in session this week and the House of Representatives are in recess and back in their districts. The Senate will continue working on nominations this week, and Senate... READ MORE
Commerce Secretary Says Sec. 232 Auto Tariffs May Not be Necessary After Talks with Nations
November 5, 2019
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that after having “very good conversations” with automakers in the European Union (EU), Japan, and Korea, he feels that that it may not be necessary for the U.S... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts New Supplier Roundtable with Rep. Bill Huizenga Tomorrow
November 5, 2019
Continuing this year’s grassroots initiative, the Supplier Advocacy Network (S.A.N.), MEMA will welcome Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) to a supplier roundtable event at the Coastal Automotive... READ MORE
MEMA and Suppliers Meet with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House
November 5, 2019
MEMA and leadership from several member companies met with Vice President Mike Pence in the White House on Oct. 28 to discuss support for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada... READ MORE
Richard Neal Encourages USTR to work with Labor Officials on USMCA
November 5, 2019
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) told reporters that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer should work with various labor officials on resolving issues in the labor and... READ MORE
Trump Administration is Rolling Back on Proposed Fuel Efficiency Standards
November 5, 2019
The Trump Administration is changing its plans to freeze emissions standards for new vehicles into 2025 and will instead consider a 1.5 percent annual increase requirement for fuel efficiency,... READ MORE
Automakers Back Trump Administration During Emissions Standards Suits
November 5, 2019
Last week, several automakers announced their decision to side with the White House in three different lawsuits that challenge the Trump Administration’s efforts to bar the state of California... READ MORE
Congress Continues to Work on Bipartisan AV Bill to Encourage Development
November 5, 2019
House and Senate members over this past year have worked to put together a piece of bipartisan legislation that will construct a new regulatory framework that will promote the development of... READ MORE
State Update
November 5, 2019
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA, and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries and... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
October 29, 2019
The House and the Senate are both in session this week. The House will hold a hearing supervised by the Committee on Oversight and Reform titled “Trump’s Wrong Turn on Clean Cars: The Effects of... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Congress to Oppose Sec. 232 Auto Tariffs
October 29, 2019
This week, MEMA continued its significant efforts to educate legislators and the public about the risks that threatened Sec. 232 tariffs on autos and motor vehicle parts bring to the motor vehicle... READ MORE
MEMA Will Host Upcoming Supplier Roundtable with Rep. Bill Huizenga
October 29, 2019
MEMA is inviting GAC members to attend a new upcoming supplier roundtable with Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) pm Nov. 6 at 10 am. The event will take place at the Coastal Automotive facility located... READ MORE