President Trump Says Recent Tariff Threat on China Will Boost Economy in the Long Run
August 13, 2019
After tweeting that the U.S. would add an additional ten percent tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept 1, President Donald Trump defended his decision, saying that butting heads... READ MORE
Pompeo: U.S. Will be Ready ‘Pen in Hand’ to Sign Trade Deal with UK After Brexit
August 13, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Aug 7 that the U.S. will be “on the doorstep, pen in hand” and prepared to sign a trade agreement as soon as possible with the UK once they leave the... READ MORE
Senator Grassley Looking to Hold Committee Meeting on Tariff Power Bill
August 13, 2019
On Aug 7, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters that he is working on setting up a committee meeting to discuss a bill he’s constructing that will move the authority to impose Section 232... READ MORE
EPA Sends SAFE Rule to OMB as Senators Urge Automakers to Join California Agreement
August 13, 2019
On Aug 2, the EPA delivered to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) their final draft of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026... READ MORE
Commentary: SC Needs a Fairer Trading System, but Tariffs Aren’t the Answer
August 13, 2019
Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry, and has worked with the South Carolina Automotive Council on this and other issues.... READ MORE
International Update – August 2019
August 13, 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 Update
August 13, 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
July 30, 2019
The House of Representative is in recess this week through September 9 for the August district work period. The Senate is in session this week. The Senate is expected to vote on the... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
July 30, 2019
MEMA is leading an effort to encourage Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as soon as possible this fall.  MEMA requests that its member companies come to... READ MORE
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Groups Show support for USMCA
July 30, 2019
On July 23, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Congress, urging lawmakers to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). MEMA added its name to the 600 signatures in the letter... READ MORE
Kudlow: Doubtful on Big Deal with China, But Optimistic
July 30, 2019
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on June 26 that the U.S. will see next week if China is willing to continue trade talks. After negotiations fell short, with President Donald... READ MORE
EU Threatens to Strike Back If Trump Puts Vehicle Tariffs on the EU
July 30, 2019
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom announced to a committee of the European Parliament on July 23 that if the U.S. decides to issue tariffs on cars imported from the European Union (EU... READ MORE
MEMA, HDMA Call for Repeal of Outdated Excise Tax Holding Back Modernization of Truck Fleet
July 30, 2019
MEMA, on behalf of its division the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, has joined 20 other trade associations calling for congressional leadership to support legislation that would repeal the... READ MORE
Senate EPW Releases New Highway Bill
July 30, 2019
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a large surface transportation bill on July 29, which will provide highway spending for the next five years. It will reauthorize the... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Agreement Between Automakers and California on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 30, 2019
MEMA applauds the agreement that four automakers have reached with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that establishes a voluntary framework to meet vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions... READ MORE
Supplier Advocacy Network
July 30, 2019
Starting next week, most Members of Congress will be away from Washington to do work in their home districts or states during the annual August recess. This time of year is an opportunity for... READ MORE
White House and Congress Reach an Agreement on Debt Limit
July 30, 2019
On July 22, President Donald Trump announced that he and Congress reached an agreement to pass and sign a two-year budget deal. He said in the Oval Office that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate... READ MORE
State Update
July 30, 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
July 23, 2019
Congress aims to wrap up work on a long list of legislation and nominations before a six-week recess starts Friday in the House. Final votes of the week are expected by 3 p.m. Friday. The Senate... READ MORE