Manufacturers fight to reauthorize Ex-Im; hearing witness says Ex-Im uncertainty forced furloughs and cost business

Politico Pro (6/25, Bradner, Subscription Publication) reports the US Export-Import Bank is “sweating whether it can overcome House Republicans’ growing opposition” to renewing the Bank’s charter as it prepares for a June 25 hearing with the House Financial Services Committee. In an effort to push back against the growing opposition, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons… Read More Manufacturers fight to reauthorize Ex-Im; hearing witness says Ex-Im uncertainty forced furloughs and cost business

NAM: Touts win against overreaching EPA in Supreme Court case

A National Association of Manufacturers (6/24) press release reports that NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly responded to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Tailoring Rule.” The Court’s decision states that the EPA does not have the power to require new permits for greenhouse gas emissions for all stationary sources.… Read More NAM: Touts win against overreaching EPA in Supreme Court case

Governor’s withholdings include important manufacturing programs; reason to support HJR 72

Governor Jay Nixon Tuesday announced more than $1.1 billion dollars in withholdings from the upcoming state budget.  The announced withholding action comes about a week before the start of the state’s fiscal year which begins July 1. The Missouri Constitution (Artticle IV, Section 27) states: “The governor may control the rate at which any appropriation is… Read More Governor’s withholdings include important manufacturing programs; reason to support HJR 72

Supreme Court strikes down key aspects of EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations; Upholds others

Some good news on the EPA CO2 emissions front for a change. By James T. Price, Spencer, Fane, Britt and Browne LLP The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain key aspects of EPA’s greenhouse gas air emissions permitting program are beyond EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act.  In a mixed ruling, the Court upheld… Read More Supreme Court strikes down key aspects of EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations; Upholds others

ACTION NEEDED on Export Import Bank Reauthorization

Congress must reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank or it will expire in September. The Ex-Im operates at no cost to taxpayers and helps American small businesses compete in the global marketplace by allowing them to confidently export goods to customers in other countries. Please click here for more information and then click on the “Take Action”… Read More ACTION NEEDED on Export Import Bank Reauthorization