Ryan sworn in as Speaker, vows to fix “broken” House

The New York Times (10/30, Steinhauer, Subscription Publication) reports that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “was elected as the 54th speaker of the House on Thursday” after receiving 236 votes. The Times states that among those who voted for Ryan were “several of the hardline conservatives who had worked to oust” former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH),… Read More Ryan sworn in as Speaker, vows to fix “broken” House

Forum Tuesday night to feature all GOP candidates for Missouri governor; AIM is a sponsor

Associated Industries of Missouri, in association with the National Federation of Independent Business – Missouri Chapter, Missouri Farm Bureau and the Cole County Republican Central Committee, is one of the sponsors of the first forum to feature all of the candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor. The discussion will take place Tuesday night, November 3,… Read More Forum Tuesday night to feature all GOP candidates for Missouri governor; AIM is a sponsor

Congressman Graves issues statement on Positive Train Control extension

This is a release from Congressman Sam Graves to his constituents issued Monday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation extending the deadline for railroads to install a crucial safety device on its rails. U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after the House of Representatives (Monday) passed an extension of the Positive Train… Read More Congressman Graves issues statement on Positive Train Control extension

Senate approves House bill extending highway funding and critical Positive Train Control deadline

Again, Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) and the Missouri Transportation Development Council (MTD) call for the passage of a long term highway funding bill. The passage of the Positive Train Control portion of this bill is a victory for everyone working to keep our rail system safe. From Manufacturing Economy Daily  The Business Journals (10/29)… Read More Senate approves House bill extending highway funding and critical Positive Train Control deadline

Beyond the numbers; Rep. T.J. Berry looks at the reality behind Missouri business growth

Earlier this week, Governor Nixon made a big splash over statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau that showed that Missouri led the nation, by a long shot, in business creation in 2013. While most states lost businesses from 2012 to 2013, Missouri increased from 7,759 businesses in 2012 to 9,052 new businesses in  2013. That’s… Read More Beyond the numbers; Rep. T.J. Berry looks at the reality behind Missouri business growth

Missouri congressional delegation all-in on Ex-Im Bank revival

Good news from Washington D.C. where AIM’s lobbying efforts on behalf of the revival of the Export-Import Bank are meeting with a welcoming audience in our congressional delegation. All eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri voted in favor of the Ex-Im revival Tuesday. The final vote tally was 313-118 in favor,… Read More Missouri congressional delegation all-in on Ex-Im Bank revival