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: 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.

  • Capital Briefing: June 12, 2015

    12 June 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Senate has approved Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Now the House votes today. With the vote happening shortly, call your U.S. representative, send an e-mail and engage on social media at #TPA4USjobs to speak out on the critical importance of TPA for manufacturing growth.

  • Capital Briefing: June 5, 2015

    05 June 2015 | eNewsletter

    More than 400 manufacturers of all sizes from across the country attended the NAM’s 2015 Manufacturing Summit earlier this week and urged lawmakers to advance priorities necessary to strengthen manufacturing and our nation’s future.

  • 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.