Press conference highlights several bills to fight back against Governor Nixon’s “War on Missouri Taxpayers”

State Rep. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) is working with his colleagues in the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate to advance several proposals aimed at protecting Missourians from the governor’s war on taxpayers. During a press conference at the State Capitol Monday, Koenig said the various pieces of legislation are necessary because the Department of Revenue has continued to… Read More Press conference highlights several bills to fight back against Governor Nixon’s “War on Missouri Taxpayers”

Missouri business leaders and officials meet to discuss EPA Clean Power Plan Proposal

  The St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce today hosted a policy roundtable examining Missouri’s energy future, specifically the detrimental impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan proposal on the state’s continuing access to affordable and reliable energy. The discussion occurred the day before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s third and final regional technical conference in St.… Read More Missouri business leaders and officials meet to discuss EPA Clean Power Plan Proposal

NAM-backed resolutions part of Senate budget proposal

IndustryWeek (3/27) reported that in an overnight legislative session that stretched into Friday morning, “the Republican-led Senate approved a budget” containing “hundreds of amendments,” including “dozens that affect manufacturers and how they run their businesses.” IndustryWeek said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse had sent a letter to the Senate… Read More NAM-backed resolutions part of Senate budget proposal

NAM: 130 Women in Manufacturing honored

The Manufacturing Institute honored 130 outstanding women in manufacturing at the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Awards on March 26 in Washington, D.C. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Initiative promotes the role of women in manufacturing through recognition, research and leadership. The honorees and emerging leaders participated in professional development sessions and heard from U.S.… Read More NAM: 130 Women in Manufacturing honored

Threat of retaliation looms for manufacturers in the United States

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. The hearing explored the implications of potential retaliatory measures taken against the United States in response to U.S. meat-labeling requirements that… Read More Threat of retaliation looms for manufacturers in the United States

Letter: Ex-Im Bank benefits St. Louis area, nation’s economy

In a letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (3/24), Thom and Debbie Wellington of suburban Wildwood, Missouri write about their recent trip to Washington, DC, where they met with members of Congress to discuss the “the importance of maintaining the Export-Import Bank.” Despite claims from both parties that the Bank fosters “crony capitalism” for big… Read More Letter: Ex-Im Bank benefits St. Louis area, nation’s economy

Republicans pitch budget amendment to let states opt out of Clean Power Plan

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put forward a budgetary amendment to allow states to opt out of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by 30% by 2030. The Senate could vote on the budget this week. The Hill (3/25, Cama)… Read More Republicans pitch budget amendment to let states opt out of Clean Power Plan