This Week in Congress
November 19, 2019
The House and the Senate are both in session this week. They will be voting on a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 20. The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a... READ MORE
MEMA Continues to Advocate for Free Trade as News Pends on Sec. 232 Tariffs
November 19, 2019
MEMA is continuing to monitor updates from the Trump Administration on what, if any, actions will be taken on the threatened Section 232 tariffs on autos and motor vehicle parts. The... READ MORE
MEMA to Host Government Affairs Committee Meeting in December
November 19, 2019
Registration is open for the upcoming MEMA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting on Dec. 11. The meeting, which will be held at the OESA and MERA offices in Michigan, will address a wide... READ MORE
Speaker Pelosi Said USMCA Breakthrough Could Be ‘Imminent’
November 19, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters that progress is being made on finalizing a deal that will ensure that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) can be passed by... READ MORE
White House Economic Adviser Says “Phase One” Deal with China in Progress, but Not Ready
November 19, 2019
White House economic adviser Lawrence Kudlow said that President Trump likes the direction of the “phase one” trade deal that the U.S. is working with China to finalize, but he isn’t ready to sign... READ MORE
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