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
Trump Hints that Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods Will Remain for the Long Term
March 26, 2019
A wide-ranging interview with President Trump with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo revealed that it is likely tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports are here to stay. "If you look at technology... READ MORE
Threat to Withdraw from NAFTA Renewed by Trump
March 26, 2019
In that same interview with President Trump and Fox Business News host Maria Bartiromo, Trump renewed his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement if Congress fails to approve... READ MORE
Trade Talks Between EU and the U.S. Lose Momentum
March 26, 2019
Politico is reporting that trade talks between the U.S. and EU "have completely stalled.” U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland said in a BBC interview that the talks are not advancing as he... READ MORE
Senators Press Commerce for Answers on 232 Auto Report
March 26, 2019
Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Doug Jones (D-AL), and Angus King (I-ME) sent a letter to the Department of Commerce last week asking for answers on its Section 232 auto report. This letter came in... READ MORE
EPA Issues 20 High-Priority Chemical Candidates for Risk Evaluation
March 26, 2019
EPA Issues 20 High-Priority Chemical Candidates for Risk Evaluation On March 21, the EPA released its list of 20 high-priority candidate chemicals, which initiates the prioritization process for... READ MORE
House Science Committee Focuses on Manufacturing
March 26, 2019
In a move that is expected to be the beginning of efforts to reauthorize the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) legislation, the House Science Subcommittee on Research and... READ MORE
House Ed & Labor Holding Hearing on Unions
March 26, 2019
The House Education & Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions announced it will be holding a hearing, “Protecting Workers’ Right to Organize: The Need for... READ MORE