Manufacturing and Agriculture Groups Brief Congress on Critical Role of Trade Law Enforcement

Representatives from a diverse range of manufacturing and agriculture-related industries briefed Congressional staff on the critical role that trade law enforcement plays in restoring the American productive economy. The event was sponsored by the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws.

Coalition Writes Senate Leadership in Support of Vessel Incidental Discharge Legislation

SMA joined over three hundred other organizations in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Schumer expressing strong support for S. 168, the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.

Buy America Bill Introduced to Boost Job Creation

Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) introduced the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that seeks to create American jobs, promote domestic manufacturing, increase transparency and accountability in government procurement, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent in the U.S. whenever practicable.

SMA, AISI & ELVS Agree to Extend Mercury Switch Recovery Program

The Steel Manufacturers Association, the End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation, and the American Iron and Steel Institute have reached an agreement to extend the ELVS program. ELVS is a nationally recognized program for recovering mercury switches from scrap cars and light trucks prior to shredding.

House Republicans Express Support for Buy American Procurement Policies

A group of 17 House Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Bost, today sent a letter to President-Elect Trump expressing their support for Buy American domestic procurement policies.

SMA Lauds U.S. Trade Representative Nominee

Washington, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Robert Lighthizer to head the U.S. Trade Representative office.  Following the announcement, Steel Manufacturers Association President Philip K. Bell issued a statement: “Robert Lighthizer is an excellent pick to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative, a position that is vitally important to 21st century steelmakers.  Mr. Lighthizer [...]

Rail Customers Issue Progress Report on Freight Rail Reform

One year after the passage of landmark freight rail reform legislation, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) is making headway toward implementing long overdue policy improvements.

SMA Commends Launching of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity

Following months of extensive outreach and diplomatic negotiations, Commerce Secretary Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Froman today announced the launch of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity.

Large Group of Business Executives Invites Trump Administration to Work With Them to Modernize Freight Rail Policies

More than 50 top executives sent a letter to Vice President-elect Pence inviting the Trump administration to work with them to help fill vacancies at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and select candidates that are “committed to eliminating outdated rules and overly bureaucratic procedures.”

MTE Coalition Commends U.S. Government’s Continued Principled Stand on China Market Economy Status

The Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition representing more than one million workers in the aluminum, steel, cement, chemical, textile and other manufacturing industries, today expressed appreciation for the U.S. government’s continued commitment to apply its established criteria for determining whether a county is a non-market economy for purposes of the antidumping law.