Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Advocacy & Legislation

AEM advocates for the policy interests of equipment manufacturers on international, federal, state and local matters from our Washington, D.C. office. On domestic public policy issues, I Make America focuses on the advancement of manufacturing policies that benefit our member companies.

I Make America

I Make America is dedicated to furthering the interests of our member manufacturing companies by advocating for policies that strengthen our industry and economic vitality. I Make America is supported by AEM member companies and their employees, likeminded associations, American business owners, U.S. citizens and local elected officials across the nation.

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Public Policy Issues

AEM’s advocacy efforts are driven by our pro-manufacturing policy priorities, which include: addressing our fiscal situation, modernizing America’s transportation infrastructure, protecting agricultural production, increasing U.S. exports and developing domestic energy sources to fuel America’s economic growth.

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Get Involved

Get involved in advocacy efforts to help create jobs in the equipment manufacturing industry.

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Advocacy Newsroom

Get the latest news and information from I Make America.

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AEM Political Action Committee (AEMPAC)

AEMPAC supports candidates for federal office who pursue governmental policies that promote a favorable business climate for AEM and the equipment manufacturing industry. AEMPAC helps us engage and strengthen relationships with key officials and decision makers, and our PAC investments help generate informed decisions on issues that directly impact our business.

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Government & Public Affairs Committee

AEM’s Government & Public Affairs Committee directs government relations programs and makes budget and appropriations recommendations to AEM’s Board of Directors.

Committee Information

Top AEM Headlines

Turning Frustration into Voter Action
Advocacy & Legislation – 2/4/2016

Slater on Iowa Radio: AEM Putting Manufacturing Issues 'Front and Center'
Advocacy & Legislation – 2/1/2016

Final Iowa Debate Lacking in Manufacturing Issues
Advocacy & Legislation – 2/1/2016

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Advocacy & Legislation Staff

Wendy Kerr
Office Coordinator | 202-898-9064

Alexander Russ
Director, International and Regulatory Affairs | 202-898-9006

Trisha Schoof
Public Affairs Manager | 414-298-4131

Nick Tindall
Director, Government Affairs  | 202-898-9067

Kate Wood
Campaign Director, Infrastructure Vision 2050 | 202-898-9066

Nick Yaksich
Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations | 202-898-9065

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