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Amber Thomas
Vice President, Advocacy

Amber Thomas has been an advocate for manufacturing for over 35 years. Today, she oversees AMT's government relations and raises awareness about manufacturing technology's critical role in the nation’s well-being. She develops advocacy-related multimedia content for various AMT media channels. A committed vegan, Amber lives with her family in Northern Virginia. Her best friend is Oshi, her rescue lab.

Amber Thomas has been an advocate for manufacturing for over 35 years. Today, she oversees AMT's government relations and raises awareness about manufacturing technology's critical role in the nation’s well-being. She develops advocacy-related multimedia content for various AMT media channels. A committed vegan, Amber lives with her family in Northern Virginia. Her best friend is Oshi, her rescue lab.

Posts by Amber Thomas
Advocacy
By Amber ThomasOct 12, 2021

Democrats Race to Complete Action on Priorities

Self-imposed deadlines on the infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills ran up against predetermined deadlines to fund the government beyond Sept. 30 and raise the debt ceiling before it crashes sometime in the coming weeks.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasSep 14, 2021

EPA Extends PIP (3:1) Compliance Date

On Sept. 3, the EPA announced plans to initiate new rule-making to reduce exposure to the five persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals it banned in January, including one widely used in manufacturing, PIP (3:1). The EPA also extended the date ...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasAug 27, 2021

How Will Politics Affect Business? Gain Insight from Larry Sabato on Nonpartisan Political Analysis

At AMT’s 2021 MFG Meeting and MTForecast Conference, Nov. 2-5, in Denver, Colorado, Larry Sabato will examine the latest political environment in Washington, D.C., and state capitals. He’ll share his observations and predictions on the 2022 ...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasAug 24, 2021

House Approves Budget, Sets Deadline for Infrastructure Vote

Today, the House approved the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint and set a Sept. 27 deadline to vote on the $550 billion infrastructure bill – days before transportation funding runs out on Oct. 1.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasAug 14, 2021

What’s Hot in Washington Besides the Weather

On June 8, 2021, the Biden administration released the findings of its 100-day review of U.S. supply chain vulnerabilities mandated under Executive Order 14017, issued in February. The report and fact sheet lay out the analysis and recommendations of …

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasAug 12, 2021

Bipartisanship Does Exist in Washington!

In a crescendo of activity before the August recess, the Senate came together in a rare show of bipartisanship to pass a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package after weeks of intense negotiations. Of the Republicans, 19 joined all 50 Democrats ...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJul 30, 2021

Could Bans on PIP (3:1) Affect You?

PIP (3:1) processing and distribution will be prohibited in the USA by September 4, 2021, unless the EPA extends the compliance date.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJul 15, 2021

Infrastructure Deal or No Deal?

The $579 billion, five-year Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework plan focuses traditional infrastructure investments on projects for roads and bridges, railways, and public transit. It also includes spending on broadband, power, and water storage.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJun 13, 2021

Current Bipartisan Congressional Legislation Aims to Strengthen Manufacturing Industry

The supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic have clearly shown the vulnerability of U.S. supply chains and our over-reliance on critical goods that are manufactured outside of the United States.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasMay 19, 2021

AMT Files Comments on EPA's PIP (3:1) Ban

AMT recently filed comments on an EPA rule that bans a chemical widely used in manufacturing. PIP (3:1) is prevalent in most electrical parts or their manufacture and in the lubricants and cutting fluids used in operating MT equipment.

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