Category: Regulations

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

FDA shares plan for restarting facility inspections, warns backlog will persist into 2022

May 7, 2021

Via: MedTech Dive

FDA postponed all routine inspections in March 2020. The agency continued doing mission critical inspections, carrying out eight device-related assessments and more than 800 in total from March 2020 to March 2021. In July, FDA resumed prioritized domestic inspections and […]

News, Regulations

Tesla Told to Provide Documents Involving Musk Compensation

May 4, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Delaware judge on May 3 ordered lawyers representing Tesla Inc. directors to turn over certain communications that CEO Elon Musk may have shared with the company’s top in-house attorneys before the board approved a compensation plan in 2018 that […]

Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Directs $15 Million to Manufacturing Training Academies

April 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

In an effort to develop the manufacturing workforce, Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker announced a $15 million investment to build two advanced manufacturing training academies. The academies, located in downstate Illinois, will offer hundreds of residents the opportunity to develop […]


Policymakers Keep Autonomous Vehicles Bill on Senate’s Radar

April 28, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Two of the key drivers of autonomous vehicle policy in Congress again touted its potential safety and economic benefits during a hearing with stakeholders. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), authors of the most recent legislation pertaining to […]


Wisconsin and Foxconn Have a New Deal, and It’s Much Smaller

April 21, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

As has been well documented by this blog, a few years ago the cheeseheads up in Wisconsin – led by this guy – cut a deal with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to open an enormous manufacturing facility in Racine County where […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

U.S. Needs to Better Monitor Oil, Gas Pipelines in Gulf of Mexico, Report Says

April 19, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Federal officials aren’t adequately monitoring the integrity of 8,600 miles of active oil-and-gas pipelines on the Gulf of Mexico’s seafloor, and for decades have allowed the industry to abandon old pipelines with little oversight, a new report to Congress shows. […]


Another Bipartisan Buy America Bill Surfaces on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

We’ve got some good news for people who like proposed bipartisan legislation that would expand coverage for the domestic procurement rules that govern federal spending on infrastructure! Sen. Tammy Baldwin – from Wisconsin, a Democrat – and Sen. Mike Braun […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

New York Expands its Landmark Buy American Rule

April 13, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s been a year since the New York Buy American Act became a permanent part of state law. In 2021, though, it’s going further. The recently passed New York budget has expanded it. On April 8 Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Biden meets today with executives on chip shortage as U.S. auto industry feels the pain

April 12, 2021


Clarence E. Brown has experienced union strikes, plant shutdowns and layoffs due to parts shortages during his 47 years working for General Motors. But Brown, president of a United Auto Workers local chapter in Kansas, describes the ongoing semiconductor chip […]


Biden infrastructure plan would boost EVs, clean power

March 31, 2021

Via: Automotive News

President Joe Biden is calling for sweeping investment in electric vehicles, renewable power and the electric grid as part of a broad blueprint to bolster the U.S. economy while combating climate change. The president’s plans, part of a $2.25 trillion […]