Closing U.S.-Mexican Border Would Possibly Shutdown Auto Industry
April 9, 2019
Last week, President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border resulting in raised concerns from the auto industry due to the dire impact of such a move. Roughly 16.5 percent of all auto... READ MORE
Trump Proposes Auto Tariffs on Mexico Instead of Border Shutdown
April 9, 2019
After much warning from White House advisors, border city leaders, and U.S. economists, President Trump delayed his immediate threat to close the southern border and instead warns that he’d slap... READ MORE
Statement from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Regarding the Threat of Closing the Southern Border
April 9, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents the motor vehicle supplier industry, the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States, directly employing over 871,... READ MORE
Senate Commerce Approves King’s Nomination to Head NHTSA
April 9, 2019
On Wednesday, April 3, the Senate Commerce Committee approved Heidi King’s nomination to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by a party-line vote, 14-12. The nomination now moves... READ MORE
DOE Releases FOA on Advanced Vehicle Research
April 9, 2019
On April 3rd, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $59 million for new and innovative advanced vehicles technologies research. This funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities... READ MORE
State Issue Update
April 9, 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 2, 2019
The House and Senate are both in session this week. The Senate will continue to confirm President Trump’s nominees while the House turns its attention to reviving and updating the Violence Against... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
April 2, 2019
Negotiations for a bill to amend Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 are going very well, according to Senator Grassley’s staff. “The legislation, which is expected to be introduced in... READ MORE
MEMA Policy Breakfast to Address Threat of Tariffs on Auto Parts
April 2, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will hold a policy panel discussion titled “Tariffs on Autos and Auto Parts: Auto Parts Are Not a Threat to National Security” on April 9,... READ MORE
Kudlow: USMCA Will Attract $80 Billion in New Auto Sector Investments
April 2, 2019
During a speech at the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s annual conference, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow stated the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will attract about $80 billion in new auto sector... READ MORE
New Democrats Call for Trump to Drop Auto Tariffs
April 2, 2019
Members of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force sent a letter to President Trump urging him to drop his threat to impose tariffs on autos and auto parts. The members warned Trump that imposing... READ MORE
U.S.-China Trade Talks Continue in D.C.
April 2, 2019
After the latest round of trade talks wrapped up last week in Beijing, Chinese officials will be coming to Washington D.C. on Wednesday to continue working towards an agreement.  Issues that... READ MORE
International Update - April 2019
April 2, 2019
Welcome to the latest installment of “International Update” – a monthly feature of the Washington Insider from John Creamer, MEMA’s advisor on international regulatory affairs. This month's... READ MORE
State Issue Update
April 2, 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 26, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will vote on Tuesday to override the President’s veto of the resolution that would end his emergency declaration regarding the border wall.... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
March 26, 2019
In an interview that aired on Fox Business on Friday, Maria Bartiromo asked the President whether auto imports posed a national security risk. The President responded, “Well no. What poses a national... READ MORE
MEMA Announces New Vice President of Public Policy
March 26, 2019
MEMA has welcomed Bill Frymoyer as its new vice president of public policy. His responsibilities will include assisting the MEMA government affairs team represent members of its four divisions (... READ MORE
OESA 2019 Alabama Regional Supplier Briefing on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
March 26, 2019
Many companies in the automotive sector are likely to be impacted by the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This agreement will have a profound effect on all levels of the automotive... READ MORE
Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Hold Up in Court
March 26, 2019
In a win for President Donald Trump’s trade agenda, the U.S. Court of International Trade upheld the constitutionality of using a 1962 law to impose wide tariffs on steel and aluminum, Politico... READ MORE