Capital Briefing

For the latest legislative updates and policy briefs, NAM members rely on their weekly Cap Briefing e-mail, which provides quick information on our top priorities in a dynamic format.
  • 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.

  • Capital Briefing: January 22, 2015

    23 January 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturers issued a challenge in advance of the State of the Union on Tuesday, calling on President Obama to deliver a federal strategy that can unleash manufacturing and enable our nation’s job creators to accelerate America’s comeback.

  • Capital Briefing: January 16, 2015

    16 January 2015 | eNewsletter

    A pro-growth tax reform plan would increase GDP by more than $12 trillion relative to Congressional Budget Office projections, increase investment by more than $3.3 trillion and add more than 6.5 million jobs to the U.S. economy over a decade, according to a new study commissioned by the NAM and conducted by economists at the University of Tennessee and the University of Kansas.

  • Capital Briefing: January 9, 2015

    09 January 2015 | eNewsletter

    On January 5, the NAM filed a lawsuit against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in U.S. District Court to stop the agency’s overreach on the “ambush elections” rule.

  • Capital Briefing: December 19, 2014

    19 December 2014 | eNewsletter

    NAM Leads “Ambush Elections” Response to Prevent Enactment. In the aftermath of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule to dramatically shorten the time frame for union elections, the NAM is amplifying our fight—and preparing to take the matter to court.

  • Capital Briefing: December 12, 2014

    12 December 2014 | eNewsletter

    As of press time, manufacturers are closing in on several legislative victories that will help our sector and the broader economy continue to rebound.

  • Capital Briefing: December 5, 2014

    05 December 2014 | eNewsletter

    On December 3, the House approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, by a vote of 378–46. This bill will restore for 2014 a package of tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013, including the research and development credit, deferral for active financing, the “look-through” rule and several other investment incentives that allow companies to immediately write off at least 50 percent (or 100 percent for small businesses) of the cost of capital equipment.

  • Capital Briefing: November 21, 2014

    21 November 2014 | eNewsletter

    The NAM highlighted the need for Congress to act quickly on the tax extenders by spearheading a November 18 letter to every member of Congress. More than 500 groups representing millions of individuals and businesses of all sizes in every sector of the U.S. economy joined the NAM in urging lawmakers to work together during the lame-duck session to extend seamlessly, enhance or make permanent expired and expiring tax provisions that are critically important to U.S. jobs and the broader economy.

  • Capital Briefing: November 14, 2014

    14 November 2014 | eNewsletter

    As lawmakers returned to Washington this week for the lame-duck session, the NAM is sponsoring “Investment Week” to highlight the critical role that capital investment plays in a competitive manufacturing sector and the broader economy.

  • Capital Briefing: November 7, 2014

    07 November 2014 | eNewsletter

    The midterm election results confirm that NAM members and their employees helped make 2014 the “Year of the Manufacturing Voter,” supporting candidates in both parties who are willing to lead, rather than candidates who ran on partisan platforms.

  • Capital Briefing: October 31, 2014

    31 October 2014 | eNewsletter

    NAM Board Leaders Determined to Break Washington Gridlock: More than 125 manufacturing leaders from companies of all sizes across all industrial sectors met in Washington, D.C., this week for the NAM Fall 2014 Board of Directors Meeting. Board members focused on how manufacturers can set the course for the future and be a catalyst for positive change in Washington.