Federal Update Archive

Fed Update: NAM urges lawmakers to move on critical infrastructure funding
 Feb. 14, 2013

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined forces this week to urge Congress to adopt a multiyear, fully funded ... More »

Congressmen Dan Lungren and Devin Nunes to receive national manufacturing awards
 March 18, 2011

CMTA members are invited to attend manufacturing award presentations for California Congressmen Dan Lungren and Devin Nunes. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will present the NAM Award for Legislative Excellence to the Congressmen ... More »

CMTA Board Member testifies before House Ways and Means Committee on tariffs on US exports
 Feb. 4, 2011

On January 25, Roy Paulson, President of Paulson Manufacturing, testified to the House Ways and Means Committee in support of the pending Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, saying his company, which makes eye and face ... More »

OSHA scraps federal noise proposal
 Jan. 21, 2011

Manufacturers welcomed the announcement this week that the nation’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will withdraw its plan to impose new, burdensome and expensive workplace noise standards on America’s businesses. Companies ... More »

Obama calls for cap on carbon emissions
 July 2, 2010
President Obama met with a bipartisan group of Senators on June 29 to chart a path forward on a comprehensive energy and climate change bill. The President urged passage of a bill that would put a price on carbon emissions, but the details of the ... More »

President Obama's health care reform
 April 30, 2010
CMTA wishes to thank the National Association of Manufacturers for its analysis

The President signed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on March 23 and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation ... More »

Health Care Legislation
 March 26, 2010
The House’s passage Sunday of health care legislation will add more burdens to manufacturers in the United States, increasing costs and making it more difficult for our companies to offer generous health benefits. It is a disappointing outcome, but ... More »

EPA GHG tailoring rule moving too fast
 Feb. 17, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is rushing to put two key emissions regulations in place by the end of March 2010. These regulations include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and trucks and a first-time “tailoring rule” on emissions ... More »

US-EPA proposes more severe smog standard
 Jan. 22, 2010
The US-EPA on January 7 proposed a more severe ozone standard than the eight-hour, 75 parts per million (ppm) standard issued by the agency in 2008 under the Bush Administration. The stricter standard proposes to reduce smog levels to between 0.060 ... More »

NAM Chief Economist statement on economic indicators: Sees early signs of recovery
 Oct. 16, 2009
In response to today's report by the Federal Reserve on manufacturing output, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Chief Economist David Huether issued the following statement:

The Federal Reserve reported today that manufacturing ... More »

July 14 Deadline: Dept of Energy Stimulus Funding
 July 2, 2009
The Industrial Technologies Program under the U.S. Department of Energy is providing $160 million to stimulate manufacturing and construction jobs, markets for green construction and technologies that increase national security. The program seeks ... More »

North American manufacturing workforce management practices
 May 8, 2009
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is conducting a survey to capture critical information regarding North American manufacturing workforce management practices as they relate to financial and operational success and produce a summary of ... More »

NAM commends Bush decision to facilitate loans to auto companies -- Engler Says Stability Of Auto Industry Is Key To Economic Recovery
 Jan. 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- John Engler, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) issued the following statement in response to President Bush’s decision today to extend federal loans to the domestic automakers: