Capital Briefing

For the latest legislative updates and policy briefs, NAM members rely on their weekly Cap Briefing email, which provides quick information on our top priorities in a dynamic format.
  • Capital Briefing: May 22, 2015

    22 May 2015 | eNewsletter

    On May 21, the Senate approved cloture and moved to consider a top NAM legislative priority, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, by a vote of 62–38.

  • Capital Briefing: May 15, 2015

    15 May 2015 | eNewsletter

    With federal highway and transit funding set to expire in just 16 days, the NAM drew attention to the crisis as a leading organizer of Infrastructure Week, May 11–15.

  • Capital Briefing: May 8, 2015

    08 May 2015 | eNewsletter

    During National Small Business Week May 4–8, the NAM paid tribute to the thousands of small manufacturers who are essential to advancing our policy priorities, growing the economy and making America strong.

  • Capital Briefing: May 1, 2015

    01 May 2015 | eNewsletter

    The NAM continues to lead the campaign to move bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation through Congress, and we need your help now more than ever.

  • Capital Briefing: April 24, 2015

    24 April 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturers are speaking out and working nonstop to secure swift congressional passage of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.

  • Capital Briefing: April 17, 2015

    17 April 2015 | eNewsletter

    NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey testified on March 25 before a House Agriculture subcommittee on an imminent international trade risk to a broad range of manufacturers in the United States.

  • Capital Briefing: March 27, 2015

    27 March 2015 | eNewsletter

    NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey testified on March 25 before a House Agriculture subcommittee on an imminent international trade risk to a broad range of manufacturers in the United States.

  • Capital Briefing: March 20, 2015

    20 March 2015 | eNewsletter

    On March 19, by a vote of 233–181, the House approved S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which will be effective April 14. The resolution now heads to the President’s desk for his signature—a welcome, though unlikely, outcome.

  • Capital Briefing: March 13, 2015

    13 March 2015 | eNewsletter

    More than 130 manufacturing leaders from companies of all sizes across all industrial sectors gathered in Arizona this week for the NAM Spring 2015 Board of Directors Meeting chaired by new Board Chair and Tenneco Chairman and CEO Gregg Sherrill.

  • Capital Briefing: March 6, 2015

    06 March 2015 | eNewsletter

    More than 130 manufacturing leaders from companies of all sizes across all industrial sectors gathered in Arizona this week for the NAM Spring 2015 Board of Directors Meeting chaired by new Board Chair and Tenneco Chairman and CEO Gregg Sherrill.

  • Capital Briefing: February 27, 2015

    27 February 2015 | eNewsletter

    This Week in Washington: Proposed Ozone Standard Will Cost $140 Billion Per Year, New NAM Study Finds

  • Capital Briefing: February 20, 2015

    20 February 2015 | eNewsletter

    For several months, the NAM has been calling national attention to how the West Coast ports dispute is hurting manufacturers of all sizes across the country and urging the Obama Administration to engage more. And at each stop of the State of Manufacturing Tour, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons has used the tour spotlight to highlight the significant disruptions to global commerce, galvanize support for additional Administration involvement and demand action by the Administration to help end the slowdown.

  • Capital Briefing: February 13, 2015

    13 February 2015 | eNewsletter

    During week two of the State of Manufacturing Tour, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered manufacturers’ strategy for securing manufacturing and economic growth during several stops in Olympia and Spokane, Wash., working in partnership with the Association of Washington Business and Greater Spokane Incorporated, and in Colorado, with support from the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (CACI).

  • Capital Briefing: February 6, 2015

    06 February 2015 | eNewsletter

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons launched the 2015 State of Manufacturing Tour. At Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., Timmons delivered manufacturers’ vision of American Exceptionalism—fueled by the men and women who make things in the United States—in front of a packed audience of the next generation of manufacturers and leaders. The speech, and the promise of a bright future in manufacturing, fired up students and faculty alike.

  • Capital Briefing: January 30, 2015

    30 January 2015 | eNewsletter

    This week’s Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee hearings on President Obama’s 2015 trade agenda kicked off new work to win passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and other manufacturing trade goals. The NAM aggressively continued its push for action to secure these market-opening and -enhancing opportunities.