EPA Finalizes 20 High-Priority Chemicals
January 7, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized 20 high-priority chemicals on Dec. 20, 2019, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform law. The agency provided a list of all the... READ MORE
Penn State Researchers Aim to Safely Introduce Automated Vehicles to Work Zones
January 7, 2020
This year, Penn State researchers will look for ways to implement automated vehicle (AV) systems into work zones in order to reduce the number of roadway injuries and save lives. According... READ MORE
State Update
January 7, 2020
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
December 17, 2019
Both the House and Senate are in session this week. Last week, an agreement was reached to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2020, which ends September 30, 2020. Details are still... READ MORE
USMCA is Close to a Vote in the U.S.
December 17, 2019
On December 10, USTR Robert Lighthizer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their teams announced a successful completion of their USMCA negotiations. This Thursday, December 19, the House of Representatives... READ MORE
FCC Votes to Divide 5.9 GHz Band
December 17, 2019
MEMA actively objected to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Dec. 12 to open parts of the 5.9 GHz band, known as the vehicle safety spectrum, for other uses. Sharing this band... READ MORE
MEMA to Participate in USMCA Grassroots and Social Media Day of Action
December 16, 2019
To raise awareness of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and encourage quick ratification of the new trade agreement, MEMA will participate in today’s USMCA Grassroots and Social... READ MORE
U.S. and China Reach Phase One Deal
December 17, 2019
MEMA is encouraged by the news that the administration reached a “Phase One” trade agreement with China and looks forward to seeing more details. The reduction of tariffs to 7.5 percent on... READ MORE
Auto Section 232 Report Transparency
December 17, 2019
Language requiring the Secretary of Commerce to publish the 2018 Trump Administration Section 232 report on the national security impact of imported autos and auto parts is contained in an FY2020... READ MORE
EU May Seek to Impose Tariffs on U.S. After WTO Membership Fell
December 17, 2019
The EU could impose tariffs on the U.S. after the World Trade Organization (WTO) lost the ability to make rulings for international disputes. Reuters reported that the European Commission,... READ MORE
MEMA to Provide Comments to Department of Commerce Over Plan to Implement ICTS Supply Chain Rule
December 17, 2019
The Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Nov. 26 to create procedures that will, “identify, assess, and address ICTS (Information and Communications... READ MORE
Eight States Join D.C. in Signing Statement to Accelerate Deployment of Zero-Emission Trucks and Busses
December 17, 2019
The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is leading the charge in pushing for the deployment of zero-emission trucks and... READ MORE
Congress Reaches $1.3 Trillion Spending Deal
December 17, 2019
Congress was able to strike a deal that will secure the vote for a 2020 federal spending plan, negotiators announced Dec. 12. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard C. Shelby (R-... READ MORE
NLRB Changes “Ambush” Election Procedures
December 17, 2019
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in a victory for the business community, announced a final rule changing the “Ambush Election” rule implemented in 2014 under the Obama... READ MORE
State Update
December 17, 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
December 10, 2019
Both the House and Senate are in session this week. The Senate will be working on confirming nominations. Over the next two weeks, Congress must pass legislation to continue to fund the government... READ MORE
MEMA Congratulates House and USTR for Reaching USMCA Deal
December 10, 2019
MEMA Washington Insider Editor’s Note: Today, an updated and final USMCA deal was formally announced by USTR Bob Lighthizer and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts in Mexico City. Speaker Pelosi... READ MORE
MEMA Opposes FCC Proposal to Remove 5.9 GHz Exclusivity to Safety Technology Development
December 10, 2019
MEMA continues to oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to vote to remove 5.9 GHz Spectrum exclusivity to the development of motor vehicle safety technology. Opening the... READ MORE
WH Chief Economic Adviser: U.S. and China are Closer to a Trade Deal
December 10, 2019
White House Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC that trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are making progress. "The deal is still close," he said Dec. 6. "It is probably... READ MORE