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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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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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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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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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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 Paul FreedenbergJun 07, 2021

Update on Export Controls and Sanctions

The question is still open regarding whether President Biden will pursue a tougher policy regarding trade and export controls with China than his predecessor. The President has yet to name his political-level officials to handle export control policy.

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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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By Patrick McGibbonApr 26, 2021

EPA Issues Ban on Chemical Widely Used in Manufacturing

On Jan. 6, 2021, the EPA issued five rules pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA) banning the use of certain chemicals determined to build up in the environment over time and therefore pose potential risks for exposed populations.

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