State Issues Update
February 26, 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
February 26, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week, following last week’s congressional in-state work period. Cloture has been filed in the Senate on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as... READ MORE
Register Today for March GAC Meeting
February 19, 2019
Registration is now open for MEMA’s Government Affairs Committee Meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting will take place in MEMA’s D.C. office on March 5th at 10am. Join us for a roundtable... READ MORE
MEMA Warns that Breakdown in Talks with CARB will Hurt Suppliers
February 26, 2019
The White House announced last week that it has ended negotiations with the California Air Resources Board over auto emissions regulations, making litigation between California and the Trump... READ MORE
Potential Progress Made in China Trade Talks
February 26, 2019
President Trump announced on Twitter that he has delayed plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on March 1, citing “substantial progress” made during talks last week.... READ MORE
Negotiations Heat Up to End Steel Tariffs on Canada and Mexico
February 26, 2019
Over the weekend, White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow expressed optimism that steel tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico could be lifted as “heavy negotiations” were underway, according to... READ MORE
State Issues Update
February 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
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Grassley Urges President to Not Impose 232 Auto Tariffs
February 18, 2019
Last week, in a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Chuck Grassley urged the President not to impose auto tariffs and instead “focus on opening new markets.” Senator Grassley cited the Center for... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
February 19, 2019
With an agreement on funding in place, the House and Senate are both in recess this week. Both Chambers will return to Washington and convene on Monday, February 25, 2019.
MEMA Calls for Release of 232 Auto Tariff Report
February 19, 2019
MEMA released a statement Monday letting Trump administration officials know that the association is alarmed and dismayed that the Department of Commerce’s report on Section 232 tariffs on motor... READ MORE
Association News
February 19, 2019
MEMA announced Monday that William (Bill) Long has been named the association’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.   Long was selected by the MEMA Board of... READ MORE
Rush to Meet China Trade Deal Deadline Intensifies
February 19, 2019
Reports late last week indicated that President Donald Trump would lift tariffs on China – but only if the two sides can strike a trade deal. However, it remains unlikely that the deal will be... READ MORE
Tariff Exclusion Relief on the Way
February 19, 2019
The spending bill signed by President Trump late last week includes a provision that requires the Commerce Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to set up clearer processes to... READ MORE
Commerce Announces Workforce Advisory Board
February 19, 2019
The Commerce Department released a statement this past Wednesday announcing the creation of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The Board consists of 25 members from the private sector... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
February 12, 2019
Efforts to avoid another government shutdown came to a halt over the weekend after disagreements boiled over again regarding various border protection factors, including interior enforcement... READ MORE
President Launches Artificial Intelligence Initiative
February 12, 2019
On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order launching the American AI Initiative. This initiative calls on federal agencies to support the development of artificial intelligence (... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
February 12, 2019
John Dingell Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who helped write most of the nation's major environmental and energy laws, died Thursday in his home state of Michigan... READ MORE
State Issues Update
February 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
Effort to Reform Section 232 Process Renewed
February 12, 2019
MEMA has supported a renewed bipartisan, bicameral congressional effort to reform the process of using national security to impose tariffs on materials and products essential to the... READ MORE