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: November 20, 2015

    20 November 2015 | eNewsletter

    Late Tuesday, the Senate voted to approve resolutions to strike down both of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) rules for power plants.

  • Capital Briefing: November 13, 2015

    13 November 2015 | eNewsletter

    After seven long years of hurdles and delays, TransCanada Corporation’s permit application to build the Keystone XL pipeline received an outright rejection last Friday.

  • Capital Briefing: November 6, 2015

    06 November 2015 | eNewsletter

    Late Tuesday, the Senate voted to approve resolutions to strike down both of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) rules for power plants.

  • Capital Briefing: October 30, 2015

    30 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    The NAM’s unrelenting advocacy on the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank played an instrumental role in the House’s overwhelming 313–118 vote to pass a long-term reauthorization.

  • Capital Briefing: October 23, 2015

    23 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    The NAM released a new analysis assessing the impact of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s lapse on manufacturers—and the consequences are dire for their competitiveness.

  • Capital Briefing: October 9, 2015

    09 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    This week, the NAM hosted Investment Week in an effort to focus congressional attention on the urgent need to extend several key pro-investment tax incentives.

  • Capital Briefing: October 2, 2015

    02 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s final ozone regulation moved to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 28.

  • Capital Briefing: September 25, 2015

    25 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s final ozone regulation moved to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 28.

  • Capital Briefing: September 18, 2015

    18 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s final ozone regulation moved to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 28.

  • Capital Briefing: August 7, 2015

    07 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    Every summer, the NAM reaches out to its membership to urge manufacturers to engage with members of Congress while they are in their districts for the August recess—and this year is no different.

  • Capital Briefing: July 31, 2015

    31 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    Just more than two months from the expected release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone rule, a regulation that could be the most expensive in U.S. history, the NAM is turning up the volume on lawmakers inside and outside the Beltway.

  • Capital Briefing: July 17, 2015

    17 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    With the current highway bill set to expire on July 31, the House approved, by a vote of 312–119, another short-term stopgap: the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 3038), introduced by Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI).

  • Capital Briefing: July 10, 2015

    10 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    Despite demonstrated, strong bipartisan support for a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, a minority of Congress forced the Ex-Im charter to lapse on June 30.

  • Capital Briefing: June 26, 2015

    26 June 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturers’ relentless pressure on the House and Senate to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) finally paid off on June 24 when the Senate convincingly cleared TPA by a vote of 60–38. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.

  • Capital Briefing: June 19, 2015

    19 June 2015 | eNewsletter

    The NAM’s ozone advocacy campaign continues to produce results. Big-city mayors and other local officials in states like Virginia, Missouri, Michigan, Colorado, Indiana and North Carolina as well as governors across the country are pushing back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to lower its ground-level ozone standard later this year.