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DecDec, 21 2016

Rail Customers Issue Progress Report on Freight Rail Reform

December 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

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.

DecDec, 17 2016

SMA Commends Launching of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity

December 17th, 2016|Categories: News|

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.

DecDec, 15 2016

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

December 15th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

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help fill vacancies at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and select candidates that are “committed to eliminating outdated rules and overly bureaucratic procedures.”

DecDec, 12 2016

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

December 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

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.

DecDec, 8 2016

SMA Comments on EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|

As President-elect Trump continues to announce administration nominees, SMA President Phil Bell provided his thoughts on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

DecDec, 5 2016

Senators Brown & Portman Demand Buy America Provision in Water Infrastructure Package

December 5th, 2016|Categories: News|

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are leading the fight to restore a "Buy America" provision in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).