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AEM Commends Ex-Im Bank Decision to Authorize U.S. Mining Equipment Loan
AEM commends a decision by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) that will support more than 3,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
January 2, 2014 – Advocacy & Legislation

AEM: I Make America and Equipment Manufacturers Tell U.S. House to Pass Highway Bill
In response to today's action by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a 90-day extension of the federal surface transportation programs, AEM President Dennis Slater issued the following statement on behalf of U.S. equipment manufacturers and the I Make America national grassroots campaign.
March 29, 2012 – Advocacy & Legislation

AEM Delivers Grassroots Petition to Senate Leadership
In advance of a key vote in the U.S. Senate tomorrow, AEM is hand-delivering a petition to Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Mitch McConnell signed by I Make America supporters, urging the Senate to take action and pass the surface transportation bill now pending.
March 5, 2012 – Advocacy & Legislation

I Make America Gains 20,000th Supporter
I Make America, AEMís national public affairs campaign to deliver the message that the equipment industry is vital to the economic well-being and competitiveness of the nation, now numbers more than 20,000 supporters. As Congress continues to focus on the highway bill, AEM expects that number will continue to rise.
February 27, 2012 – Advocacy & Legislation

AEM Urges Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
Congress must reauthorize the Export-Import Bank in the coming weeks, and AEM is urging legislators to approve reauthorization, with an increased exposure cap to allow more U.S. small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from bank services.
February 23, 2012 – Advocacy & Legislation

AEM Op-Ed on Highway Bill Published in DCís “The Hill”
AEM placed an opinion-editorial in the February 22, 2012, edition of the Beltway newspaper “The Hill,” entitled “The Highway to Jobs (and Re-Election).”
February 23, 2012 – Advocacy & Legislation

AEM Takes Leadership Role In “Road Gang” DC Group
AEM's Nick Yaksich has been elected to the leadership ranks of The Road Gang, an influential group of highway transportation officials in the DC area whose meetings promote interchange of ideas and fellowship among “Washington's Transportation Fraternity.”
February 16, 2012 – AEM News

AEM Action Update on House, Senate Highway Bills
In highway-bill support action during the last few days, AEM rallied I Make America (IMA) supporters to make their voices heard, called on Senate leadership to discourage non-germane amendments and distributed an IMA graphic for Facebook use.
February 16, 2012 – Advocacy & Legislation

AEM Mentioned as Senate Committee Passes Fully-Funded Two-Year Highway Bill
This week the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee took up the bill known as "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century," or MAP 21, which provides for a two-year extension of the Highway Bill. This is a major victory for our industry as it maintains funding at current levels.
November 9, 2011 – Advocacy & Legislation

Congress Actually Passes a Bill with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support: Highway Bill Extended for 6 Months
The Senate last night followed earlier House action by approving a six month highway bill extension. The current program expires at the end of the month. Despite pressures to reduce overall funding levels, the extension maintains current 2011 funding levels, a significant victory for the industry in a very difficult budget environment.
September 16, 2011 – Advocacy & Legislation

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