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  • Views You Can Use

    18 November 2015 | Article

    Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are the bipartisan duo behind the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, which will increase manufacturers’ ability to go after perpetrators of trade secret theft by updating current law.

  • Manufacturing Matters: One NAM: Building a Structure for Success

    17 November 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    Manufacturers across America need to shape public understanding through education, as much as through traditional advocacy. And, at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute has addressed that need—and served a singular role in defining our future.

  • Manufacturing Matters: Time to Worry About the Manufacturing-Skills Gap

    20 October 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    If manufacturing in the United States were its own country, it would rank as the ninth-largest economy in the world, with manufacturers contributing $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy every year.

  • Manufacturing Matters: Congress and Administration Harming Manufacturing

    22 September 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    My grandfather Harry Timmons left the family farm during the Great Depression to stand in line for six months until he got a job at the local paper manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. For the next 35 years, he went in and out of those factory gates and hustled and worked his way into the middle class.

  • Manufacturing Matters: No Grounds for EPA's Ozone Rules

    18 August 2015 | Publication | Author: Jay Timmons

    New regulations will not only upend our anemic economic growth, but also endanger significant air quality improvements underway.

  • Manufacturing Matters: Turn Up the Heat

    21 July 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    Soon the artificially chilled halls of the U.S. Capitol will be even colder, as members of Congress and staff head out of Washington for the annual congressional August recess.

  • Manufacturing Matters: With Friends Like Washington...

    21 April 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    Last fall, the Obama Administration unveiled its costliest regulation yet—a seemingly innocuous rule from the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) that seeks to limit ground-level ozone. If enacted, it will deliver an economic knockout punch to our anemic economic recovery.

  • The Sleuth Tax Coming Your Way

    21 April 2015 | Article

    The EBT has long been mischaracterized as a “Cadillac tax” to penalize high-cost health insurance plans. In reality, it is a whopping 40 percent tax on the benefits employees receive from their employers over a certain value.

  • Rise of the Regulator

    21 April 2015 | Article

    Recently, the Supreme Court unanimously missed an opportunity to check the rising regulatory state. Its decision in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association marks the culmination of a long journey in American jurisprudence to transfer immense influence to federal regulators.

  • Capitol Connection: Turn Up the Volume on Reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank

    21 April 2015 | Article

    Since Congress passed a short-term reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank last September, businesses, suppliers, employers and American workers have banded together to ensure policymakers reach a long-term solution when Ex-Im’s current charter expires on June 30.

  • Manufacturing Matters: Let's Not Turn Back the Clock

    24 March 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    America’s network of wired and wireless broadband services is the envy of the world.

  • Call to Action: Its Time to Pass Trade Promotion Authority

    18 March 2015 | Article

    Trade agreements negotiated under TPA level the playing field by reducing and eliminating barriers. A vote for TPA is a vote for American manufacturing—and for the American economy.

  • Why the Open Internet Matters to Manufacturers

    26 February 2015 | Article | Author: Brian Raymond

    Today’s manufacturers are innovators and technologists that have leveraged the Internet to compete, deploy new technologies, connect with their workforce and their customers, reduce costs, cut waste, enhance the environment and create safer, more reliable products. Unnecessary regulation of the open Internet will stifle innovation.

  • When Innovation Meets Government Overreach, LEADS Act Proposes Fix for the Future

    17 February 2015 | Article | Author: Brian Raymond

    Digital information flies around the world in a way that was not imaginable 30 years ago. Today’s connected environment allows manufacturers of all sizes to take their businesses global.

  • Manufacturers Back Microsoft in Digital Privacy Case

    20 January 2015 | Article

    Imagine if the U.S. government demanded to seize personal e-mails within the control of a U.S.-based Internet service provider but stored on a foreign server without following the proper legal procedures.