This Week in Congress
February 5, 2019
The House and Senate are both in session this week. On Tuesday, President Trump will address both chambers of Congress in his annual State of the Union address. Also on Tuesday, the Senate... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
February 5, 2019
President Donald Trump will deliver his third State of the Union address tonight on the House floor. The address comes after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent an invitation the to the... READ MORE
MEMA Supports Proposed Increases in Congressional Tariff Authority
February 5, 2019
MEMA joined 29 other business organizations calling for Congress to support legislation that would give Congress more authority regarding tariffs imposed for national security reasons. In a... READ MORE
State Issue Update
February 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 of... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
January 29, 2019
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb was honored last week as the 2018 recipient of the MEMA State Leadership Award, a special recognition given to state elected officials who have shown... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
January 29, 2019
On Friday, President Trump signed a deal that would end the partial government shutdown for three weeks, allowing both sides more time to negotiate funding for additional border security along the... READ MORE
Registration Now Open for 2019 Legislative Summit
January 29, 2019
Spring is right around the corner. Registration is now open for MEMA's Legislative Summit, April 30 through May 1, 2019, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. This is a critical event for... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Business Groups Calling for an End to Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
January 29, 2019
MEMA joined more than 45 other groups representing a wide range of business sectors calling for an end on tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and... READ MORE
Conflicting Bills Addressing Presidential Tariff Authority Introduced
January 29, 2019
Rep. Sean Duffy (WI) has advanced legislation that would broaden the President’s power to impose tariffs. So far there are 18 Republican co-sponsors, including Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.),... READ MORE
Workplace Injury and Illness Tracking Rules Updated
January 29, 2019
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses on Jan. 25, 2019. This rule updates aspects of the previous Obama-era... READ MORE
OSHA Publishes FAQs on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
January 29, 2019
On Jan. 18, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted a new document of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs here) to provide guidance to general industry employers on... READ MORE
State Issue Update
January 29, 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 of... READ MORE
State Issue Update
January 22, 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 of... READ MORE
Registration Now Open for 2019 Legislative Summit
January 22, 2018
Registration is now open for MEMA's Legislative Summit. The event will be held April 30 through May 1, 2019, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Join your colleagues for two days of policy... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
January 22, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week after cancelling the originally planned MLK Day recess. Both Chambers are expected to continue work on legislation to end the shutdown.
Talk of the Town
January 22, 2019
Thirty-two days into the longest shutdown in the country’s history, the two sides are further apart than ever. After Speaker Pelosi sent a letter suggesting that the annual State of the Union... READ MORE
MEMA Trade Talk Video Now Available
January 22, 2019
MEMA and AASA joined with Aftermarket Business World to present a webinar on Jan. 17 to assist suppliers and channel partners in understanding U.S. trade and tariff policies – what’s in effect now... READ MORE
Update on U.S.- EU Trade Agreement
January 22, 2019
 Just before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative closed its doors on Jan. 11 due to the government shutdown, the office released its negotiating objectives for a U.S.-European Union... READ MORE
Bill to Expand Presidential Tariff Authority Expected This Week
January 22, 2019
Rep. Sean Duffy (WI) made news last week as he promoted his draft legislation called the United States Reciprocal Trade Act. (Read a Politico story here and watch Duffy speak on the bill here.)... READ MORE