State Update
May 7, 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
This Week in Congress
April 30, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. Hearings of note to suppliers: On Wednesday, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hold Members’ Day Hearing to highlight issues of... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
April 30, 2019
Over the next two days 120 supplier industry leaders are gathering in Washington D.C. to convey the supplier message on a variety of legislative and regulatory topics. These meetings will be with... READ MORE
MEMA, OESA Join Vice President Pence in Detroit to Discuss USMCA
April 30, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and one of its four divisions, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), hosted a senior-level automotive panel discussion and... READ MORE
MEMA Mourns the Loss of Senator Lugar
April 30, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association extends condolences to the many friends and family of Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), who died peacefully at home on April 28. Senator Lugar, whose... READ MORE
WTO Raises Bar for Tariffs Based on National Security
April 30, 2019
The World Trade Organization adopted a ruling Friday that will make it harder for countries, like the United States, to justify tariffs placed on materials and goods deemed a national security threat... READ MORE
USTR Releases IP Reports
April 30, 2019
Last week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the release of two annual intellectual property-focused reports, including the Special 301 report (detailed report documenting... READ MORE
New Round of Trade Talks for U.S. and Japan
April 30, 2019
Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi meet for a second time in two weeks to engage in preliminary trade talks between the two... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
April 16, 2019
The House and Senate are both in recess this week. Both Chambers will return to Washington and convene on Monday, April 29, 2019. There will be no Washington Insider next week.
Talk of the Town
April 16, 2019
Last week, the European Commission has reached an “agreement in principle” on negotiating directives that green light talks between the EU and the United States. In a press release that came out... READ MORE
MEMA’s Ann Wilson to Address Great Lakes Economic Forum May 7-8 in Cleveland
April 16, 2019
MEMA members are invited to join the Council of the Great Lakes Region at its fifth Great Lakes Economic Forum, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8 in Cleveland, Ohio, with an opening reception on... READ MORE
Association News
April 16, 2019
Members of MEMA’s four divisions (AASA, HDMA, OESA, and MERA) are invited to explore a comprehensive booklet outlining the association’s legislative and regulatory priorities as the next two years of... READ MORE
Canada to Release New List of Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Products
April 16, 2019
Last Monday, Canadian officials announced a plan to update their list of U.S. products facing retaliatory tariffs this week. Ambassador MacNaughton has stated that these tariffs are not in any way... READ MORE
Japan Trade Talks Begin in D.C.
April 16, 2019
Yesterday, Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s economic and fiscal policy minister, and USTR Ambassador Lighthizer began the first round of trade talks between the two countries. It is being reported that... READ MORE
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Expand Federal EV Tax Credit
April 16, 2019
This past Wednesday the Driving America Forward Act was introduced in the House and Senate to address the growing electric vehicle (EV) market and support domestic EV manufacturing. In recent years,... READ MORE
EPA to Revise Proposed Freeze of Vehicle Fuel Economy Rules
April 16, 2019
Wheeler announced on Thursday that the agency would revise its proposed freeze of vehicle fuel economy standards made in August before unveiling its final regulation in the coming months. “We’ve... READ MORE
State Issue Update
April 16, 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
This Week in Congress
April 9, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. Hearings of note to suppliers: On Tuesday, the House T&I Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will hold a hearing on safety - Every Life... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
April 9, 2019
During an oval office meeting with the Chinese delegation, President Trump stated that it may take another four weeks or more to secure a trade agreement with China. “If we have a deal, there will be... READ MORE