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: 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.

  • Capital Briefing: October 10, 2014

    10 October 2014 | eNewsletter

    Members of the NAM’s board-level Task Force on Competitiveness & the Workforce have released their comprehensive action plan to improve workforce preparedness and capabilities. Manufacturers can use the task force’s toolkit to build a skilled talent pipeline in their communities and train workers for the jobs they need to fill. Visit www.nam.org/MFGWorkforce for more information.

  • Capital Briefing: October 3, 2014

    03 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.

  • Capital Briefing: September 26, 2014

    26 September 2014 | eNewsletter

    This Week in Washington NAM Report Drives Home Need for Increased Infrastructure Investment.  Increased infrastructure investment will boost jobs, wages and economic growth, according to a comprehensive new report.

  • Capital Briefing: September 19, 2014

    19 September 2014 | eNewsletter

    Following House and Senate passage this week of a continuing resolution that reauthorizes the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) through June 30, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) stated that manufacturers will continue to fight for a multiyear solution as quickly as possible to ensure that American exporters and workers fully realize the opportunities of the global economy.

  • Capital Briefing: September 12, 2014

    12 September 2014 | eNewsletter

     

  • Capital Briefing: September 4, 2014

    04 September 2014 | eNewsletter

    Take Action on Manufacturers’ Trade Priorities: U.S. negotiators are at work attempting to iron-out the terms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) with Europe and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

  • Capital Briefing: August 22, 2014

    22 August 2014 | eNewsletter

    Gear Up for a Busy Fall in Washington: When Congress gets back to work on September 8, lawmakers may be in session only a matter of weeks through the end of 2014.

  • Capital Briefing: August 1, 2014

    01 August 2014 | eNewsletter

    New EPA Ozone Rules Could Be Costliest in U.S. History: A potentially stricter ozone regulation proposal due from the Obama Administration in December 2014 could be the costliest in the nation's history, according to a new study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting for the NAM.

  • Capital Briefing: July 25, 2014

    25 July 2014 | eNewsletter

    Make Your Voice Heard During August Recess. Members of the U.S. House and Senate are never more accessible to manufacturers than during the August recess, when they leave Washington behind for their home districts.

  • Capital Briefing: July 18, 2014

    18 July 2014 | eNewsletter

    House Moves NAM-Supported Temporary Highway Trust Fund Fix: The House passed critical legislation (H.R. 5021) on July 15 by a solid bipartisan vote of 367-55 to provide temporary relief to the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015 as a solvency crisis nears.

  • Capital Briefing: July 11, 2014

    11 July 2014 | eNewsletter

    NAM Helps Bring Manufacturers a Step Closer to Closing the Skills Gap: The NAM secured a victory for manufacturers this week when the House overwhelmingly passed legislation investing in 21st-century workforce training.