This Week in Congress
March 19, 2019
The House and Senate are both in recess this week. Both Chambers will return to Washington and convene on Monday, March 25th, 2019. 
Talk of the Town
March 19, 2019
MEMA has been actively meeting with legislators, governors, and administration policy makers to educate them about how their trade actions affect our members These include imposed and threatened... READ MORE
Efforts to Lift Tariffs as Part of USMCA Making Progress
March 19, 2019
Multiple reports late last week indicated that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin believes that calls to remove tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada are working as the... READ MORE
U.S.-China Meeting to Discuss Trade Deal Reportedly Delayed
March 19, 2019
An anticipated meeting between President trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in March will likely be delayed a month because there is more work to do before a deal can be reached, Treasury... READ MORE
Big Labor Comes Out Against USMCA
March 19, 2019
The AFL-CIO, the largest labor group in the United States, has said it is withholding its support of the new North American trade deal unless it is changed to reflect the groups’ positions on labor,... READ MORE
Congresswoman Walorski sends letter to Commerce on 232 exclusion process
March 19, 2019
The Congresswoman from the 2nd district of Indiana sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Ross raising concerns that U.S. manufacturers and small businesses seeking exclusion from steel and aluminum... READ MORE
MEMA Throws Support Behind Legislation that Delays Imposition of Tariffs
March 19, 2019
The Automotive Jobs Act, introduced March 13 by Representatives Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) would delay on any tariffs on automobiles and auto parts until the U.S. International... READ MORE
Wheeler announces delay of S.A.F.E and release of E15 rule
March 19, 2019
At the annual energy conference in Houston, Texas (CERAWeek) EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the new fuel economy rules could be pushed back until early summer from the originally... READ MORE
State Issue Update
March 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 of... READ MORE
State Issues Update
March 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 of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
March 12, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The Senate is expected to continue work on executive and judicial nominations. The following congressional hearings of interest to suppliers are... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
March 12, 2019
It is not an overstatement to say that everyone reading this newsletter should consider attending the upcoming MEMA Legislative Summit, April 30 through May 1, in Washington D.C. Even if you are not... READ MORE
Duty Minimization and Mitigation Webinar: March 20, 2019
March 12, 2019
Multiple trade actions over the course of the past two years have impacted manufacturers of vehicle parts, components, and systems up and down the supply chain. This webinar will help you better... READ MORE
U.S. – China Trade Summit Delayed Again
March 12, 2019
Despite recent intimations that officials were optimistic that the U.S. and China were on the cusp of a new trade deal, the two parties have yet to set a date for a summit to hash out the final... READ MORE
Trump Terminates India and Turkey’s GSP status
March 12, 2019
President Donald Trump decided to terminate both India and Turkey from the Generalized System of Preferences program (GSP) after a review of the countries’ GSP benefits. The U.S. dairy and medical... READ MORE
Report Indicates NAFTA Withdraw Could Trigger Legal Fight
March 12, 2019
Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report on March 5 that examines the options in the face of a potential withdrawal from the current North American Free Trade Agreement. Specifically,... READ MORE
Grassley Seeking Veto-Proof Legislation on Section 232
March 12, 2019
Shortly after the Trump administration launched a new Section 232 investigation into whether imports of titanium sponges threaten national security, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley announced... READ MORE
Employer Alert: Pay Data Reporting Requirement Reinstated
March 12, 2019
The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. has taken the employer community by surprise by reinstating a requirement that detailed equal employment opportunity (EEO) data be reported, according to... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
March 5, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will consider H.R. 1, legislation that would overhaul elections, ethics and campaign finance laws. The Senate is expected to continue work on... READ MORE