Tag: legislation

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Industry Group Launches Platform To Grow Semiconductor Industry Workforce

July 18, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Last week, The SEMI Foundation, the non-profit arm of SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced launch of the SEMI Career Exploration Platform — designed to strengthen access for underrepresented workers to educational […]


Buy America Legislation Moves Forward in New Hampshire

June 1, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Some good news to report from the Granite State. The New Hampshire legislature officially passed legislation in late May that will give Made in America iron and steel preference in taxpayer-funded construction projects. Now it’s up to Gov. Chris Sununu […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Deputy Commerce Secretary Joins Michigan Lawmakers to Make the Case for the Bipartisan Innovation Act

May 10, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Michigan on Monday to meet with top Wolverine State lawmakers to discuss ways both to fix supply chains and jump start small and medium manufacturers. Graves, flanked by Sens. Gary Peters (D) […]


House Votes to Strip Russia of Its Favorable Trade Relations Status

March 17, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 424-8 to suspend normalized trade relations with Russia, another step forward in the ongoing effort to inflict economic damage on Vladimir Putin and his regime for the unjustified invasion of Ukraine. Lawmakers also […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

New Administration’s Expected Impact on Manufacturing

March 9, 2021

Via: Industry Today

The 2020 election cycle is now behind us, and a new administration took control on January 20th. The new administration is markedly different from the former administration in very clear and defined ways. The differences pose new opportunities, and risks, […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, News, Regulations

Automakers Push for Congressional Movement on AV Rules

February 4, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — A group of nearly four-dozen automakers, industry advocacy groups and corporations sent a letter to Congressional leaders Feb. 3 urging action on legislation that would allow for greater deployment of autonomous vehicles. The Coalition for Future Mobility, which […]


ZTE Fight Comes to a Close, At Least for Now

August 14, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Defense authorization bill prohibits government from using certain ZTE products. President Trump took a break from tweeting about his former reality show costar-turned rogue White House aide on Monday to officially sign the $716 billion defense policy act, which is […]


Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

September 13, 2017

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp (NAV.N) urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The House last […]


Trump Gives Carmakers a Year to Push for Reset of Mileage Rules

March 15, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Carmakers will get another year to dispute fuel economy standards the Trump administration will scrutinize, overruling an Obama-era ruling that the industry is capable of meeting tougher mileage and emissions rules. Automakers were right to cry foul over the Environmental […]


Manufacturing CEOs Push Border Tax During Meeting With Trump

February 24, 2017

Via: Industry Week

The chieftains of U.S. manufacturing pressed their case to President Donald Trump Thursday that imposing taxes on imports would lead to higher employment. He got their message loud and clear. Just after meeting with the CEOs of Dow Chemical Co., […]


Automakers Ask Trump’s EPA Boss to Toss Obama Mileage Decision

February 22, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Automakers have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new chief to withdraw a decision made in the Obama administration’s final days that upheld light-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards through 2025. In a Feb. 21 letter, the Association of Global Automakers […]


3D Printing and Its Uncertain Products Liability Landscape

May 10, 2016

Via: Industry Week

There is general consensus that 3D printing has potentially revolutionary implications for industry and, along with it, for the law. In terms of products liability law, its consequences for industry and consumers injured by 3D-printed products are potentially just as […]


Why Michigan wants to stay in the driver’s seat on autonomous vehicle legislation

May 2, 2016

Via: Automotive News

In 2013, Michigan legislators adopted the state’s first laws for driverless vehicles, allowing them to share the road with live motorists only while being tested. That legislation helped Michigan become an early leader in the race to build a self-driving […]