NAM: Manufacturers gear up for action on trade priorities.

This week’s Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee hearings on President Obama’s 2015 trade agenda kicked off new work to win passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and other manufacturing trade goals. The NAM aggressively continued its push for action to secure these market-opening and -enhancing opportunities. With the President and congressional leaders all… Read More NAM: Manufacturers gear up for action on trade priorities.

Senate Ways and Means Committee gets right to business

The Missouri legislative session is still in its early days, but the Senate Ways and Means Committee under the chairmanship of Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit) is showing it means business by passing several pieces of legislation this week. By unanimous votes, including the committee’s two Democratic Senators, Sen.Scott Sifton (D-Affton) and Sen. Paul LeVota… Read More Senate Ways and Means Committee gets right to business

Associated Industries supports new/old legislation on unemployment compensation

Associated Industries of Missouri was among those testifying in favor of House Bill 150 pertaining to unemployment compensation during a hearing of the House Committee on Employment Security. HB150 also received support from the National Federation of Independent Business and other groups. The bill is substantially the same as a Senate bill that was vetoed by… Read More Associated Industries supports new/old legislation on unemployment compensation

Senate passes agriculture bill with ethanol and big trucks language

The Missouri Senate this week passed its first large bill of the session. SB12 deals with agriculture, and is comprised of several pieces of legislation that have been stand-alone bills in years past. Of most interest to members of Associated Industries of Missouri is a provision that mandates that the Department of Agriculture establish a… Read More Senate passes agriculture bill with ethanol and big trucks language

Senate passes Keystone XL pipeline bill; Blunt and McCaskill vote in favor

The Senate approved legislation Thursday that would mandate the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a bipartisan vote that will set the stage for a veto showdown with President Obama. On a 62-to-36 vote, Republicans and nine Democrats approved a bill that mandates construction of the 840-mile energy pipeline that Obama has vowed to… Read More Senate passes Keystone XL pipeline bill; Blunt and McCaskill vote in favor

EPA seeks input on federal plan for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants

We received this information from EPA Tuesday 1/27/15 Release Date: 01/27/2015 Contact Information: Stephanie Brown (Program Contact), Brown.stephanien@epa.gov, 202-564-1192 Reaching out and engaging with the public and stakeholders has been the agency’s top priority throughout the development of this rule, and EPA is committed to continuing this engagement moving forward. Based on input from states… Read More EPA seeks input on federal plan for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants