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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 ThomasSep 29, 2023

Capitol Hill Impact: How Policy Decisions Could Affect Manufacturing

Policy makers came together at The MFG Meeting 2023 to share data and insights on policy-making actions of concern to manufacturers. Here are seven key takeaways that may impact your manufacturing business.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJun 29, 2023

MEPs To Focus On Supply Chain Resiliency

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP) announced awards of roughly $400,000 to each of its MEP National Network Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJun 07, 2023

US Supply Chain Continued to Strengthen in 2022

The federal Chips bill & Inflation Reduction Act aimed to reduce U.S. manufacturing's reliance on Asia, creating 364K domestic manufacturing jobs in 2022. Amber Thomas from AMT & Harry Moser from the Reshoring Initiative discuss friendshoring, reshoring..

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasMay 16, 2023

May in DC Is Shaping Up To Be a Busy Month When It Comes to AI

Recent AI news and developments have piqued the public's curiosity – and fear. A slew of activities are happening in Washington this month related to artificial intelligence and how to regulate it to protect Americans’ rights and safety.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasMay 12, 2023

Congress Considers Estate Tax Repeal

AMT joined over 150 small business organizations on a letter released by the Family Business Coalition in support of the Death Tax Repeal Act. Currently, the tax forces families and businesses to sell assets, lay off staff, and slash payroll to meet it.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasApr 18, 2023

Labor/ESG on President Biden's Priority List

President Biden prioritizes labor and ESG policies, but some labor groups and union workers complain about stalled progress, while the GOP-led efforts to ban ESG factors in federal retirement plans fails.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasFeb 14, 2023

5 Takeaways From President Biden’s State of the Union

President Biden's recent State of the Union address focused on childcare, Social Security, education, labor, and wages, as well as the importance of manufacturing to jobs and competitiveness. Does he see a bipartisan path forward? Here are five takeaways.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJan 30, 2023

Update on the CHIPS and Science Act

The new CHIPS+ law contains billions of dollars for significant manufacturing and R&D incentives to build the U.S. semiconductor industry. Funding opportunities are set to begin this month. We take a look at what's in the law and what you need to know.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJan 17, 2023

It's official. The 118th Congress is in session

The 118th Congress begins with a Republican-controlled House under new leadership in both parties. On the GOP side. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will serve as the 55th speaker of the house and Rep. Steve Scalise (LA) as majority leader.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasNov 14, 2022

What Do the Election Results Mean for Manufacturing?

The immediate results of the midterms left more questions than answers. The Red Wave never materialized, surprising both parties. Democrats maintain control of the Senate, and with several races too close to call, control of the House remains undetermined.

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