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: 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.

  • 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.