House Democrats Urge Quick Passage of USMCA
November 19, 2019
More than a dozen House Democrats worked to rally support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at a special caucus meeting on the agreement last Thursday. The members, mainly... READ MORE
Senators Request Update from Commerce Department on Restricting Technology Exports to China
November 19, 2019
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking for an update from his department on actions taken to enforce... READ MORE
President Trump to Visit the U.K. Ahead of NATO Summit
November 19, 2019
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will make a trip to the U.K on Dec. 2, a day before the NATO Summit in Hertfordshire, according to a statement released by the White House... READ MORE
2020 Priority Issues Survey
November 19, 2019
2019 has been a busy year for the motor vehicle supplier industry and MEMA, which has been advocating on your behalf in Washington, D.C. and state capitals nationwide to address issues critical to... READ MORE
State Update
November 19, 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 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