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  • Comment on Proposed Changes to Overtime Pay Rules

    Submit comments on the proposed rule changes to overtime pay eligibility to the Department of Labor by clicking "View Details." A link to instructions and sample comments is provided.
  • Ex-Im Left Hanging by Departing Congress - Hold Washington Accountable!

    Send a message to Congress that continued failure to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank is unacceptable. 

  • Take Action - Crumbling Roads and Bridges Fail Manufacturers' Expectations!

    Send a message to your member of Congress urging them to stop the short-term actions as a substitute for real progress and keep their sights on a long-term transportation bill when Congress returns to Washington, DC in September.

  • Urge Congress to Act on Competitive Tax Reform

    Manufacturers know firsthand that the current complicated and arcane U.S. tax system makes it difficult to innovate, invest and compete. The United States needs a national tax system that both promotes manufacturing in America and enhances the global competiveness of U.S. manufacturers. To achieve these goals, a 21st-century tax plan must include a corporate tax rate of 25 percent or lower; permanent, lower rates for smaller manufacturers; a modern and competitive international tax system; a permanent and strengthened research and development (R&D) incentive and a strong capital cost-recovery system.

    Scroll down to Take Action by sending your member of Congress a message urging support for a comprehensive, pro-investment, pro-competitiveness tax policy.

    For more information, visit our website or contact:

    Dorothy Coleman
    Vice President, Tax and Domestic Economic Policy
    dcoleman@nam.org
    202.637.3077

  • Ozone Regulations - Legislators Need to Hear from You!

    Late last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed an ozone rule that will have harmful impacts on manufacturers in every state, and could be the most expensive regulation in U.S. history. This EPA ozone proposal would put new burdens on the manufacturing activity vital to creating jobs and growing the economy and the costs would trickle down to households across the country.

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) continues to voice our concerns to lawmakers and regulators at every level but we need your help to strengthen our voice before the rule is finalized later this year!

    Scroll down to send messages to your Governor, Mayor, Representative and Senators explaining the detrimental consequences of a stricter ozone standard.

    For more information, visit our website or contact:

    Gregory I. Bertelsen
    Director, Energy and Resource Policy
    gbertelsen@nam.org  
    202.637.3174
  • Urge Senators to Co-Sponsor TSCA Reform

    Following the passage of reforms in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate is set to consider its own chemical reform package in S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. 

    S. 697 would modernize chemical regulations that have not been updated for nearly 40 years, increasing safety and transparency for chemical manufacturers and consumers. 

    Contact your Senators today to urge them to co-sponsor this bipartisan common-sense reform legislation.    

    Scroll down to Take Action by sending your Senators an e-mail.

  • Help Renew the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB)

    Contact your Member of Congress today to urge support for renewing the MTB!

    Congress’s failure to renew a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is costing U.S. manufacturers an annual $748 million in tax payments and a $1.875 billion economic loss to the U.S. economy. For thirty (30) years, the MTB has supported manufacturers by suspending import tariffs on much needed manufacturing inputs that are not available domestically.  

    Congress last eliminated these distortive tariffs by enacting the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act in 2010 with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. The tariff relief provided by that legislation expired at the end of 2012 and manufacturers are suffering because of it.

    Due to Congress’s failure to act, manufacturers are paying tariffs on inputs necessary to manufacture their products, which undermines their competitiveness, raises their costs and hurts their ability to retain and create manufacturing jobs in the United States.

    Scroll down and click "Take Action" to send an e-mail to your member of Congress.

    For more information, visit our 
    website or contact:

    Ken Monahan
    Director, International Trade Policy
    kmonahan@nam.org
    202.637.3078

  • Urge Senate to Act on COOL

    Retaliatory Tariffs Will Hurt U.S.  Manufacturers – Urge Senate to Act

    Time is running out for the U.S. Senate to avoid costly retaliation by our two largest trading partners. If Congress fails to act now, Canada and Mexico could begin imposing billions of dollars in retaliatory import tariffs on goods manufactured in the U.S. – as early as August.

    These retaliatory tariffs have been sanctioned by the World Trade Organization (WTO) through a final ruling that portions of the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law violate our international trade obligations.

    Scroll down to Take Action and send your Senators a message urging them to bring U.S. COOL laws into compliance so that manufacturers are not harmed by costly retaliatory import tariffs. Senators need to hear directly from manufacturers who will be adversely affected so please reach out today.

     

    Background:

    On May 18, the WTO issued a final ruling that the U.S. COOL law for muscle cuts of meat violates our international trade obligations. This ruling empowers Canada and Mexico to retaliate and will cost U.S. manufacturers billions in export sales now and well into the future as we lose vital market share to foreign competitors not subject to retaliation.

    Manufacturers have already felt the impact of this impending retaliation. The mere threat of retaliation causes these developed markets to adjust to the impending cost increases of American made goods. The harm that retaliation causes can be minimized only if Congress acts now.


    Click HERE to become a part of the COOL Coalition.

     
    For more information, visit 
    www.COOLReform.com or contact:

     
    Erik Glavich
    Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy
    eglavich@nam.org
    (202) 637-3179

     

    Ken Monahan                                                   
    Director, International Trade Policy                    
    kmonahan@nam.org  
                                                      
    (202) 637-3078