2012 summit slides

388 views
352 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Economy & Finance
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
388
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
87
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

2012 summit slides

  1. 1. M OTOR & E QUIPMENTM ANUFACTURERS A SSOCIATION F E B RUA RY 2 9 – M A RC H 1 , 2 0 1 2 FA I R FA X H O T E L , WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . WA S H I N G T O N , D C
  2. 2. MEMA GratefullyAcknowledges our Sponsors
  3. 3. MEMA GratefullyAcknowledges our Exhibitors
  4. 4. Keynote Address:How CloseWill theNovemberElections Be?Stu RothenbergEditor andPublisher, Rothenberg Political ReportSponsored by:
  5. 5. Tax Reform:When Will itHappen andHow toPrepareThe Honorable PhilEnglishSenior GovernmentAffairs Advisor, ArentFox, and FormerMember ofCongress, Pennsylvania’s Third District
  6. 6. HighwayFunding:What toExpect in 2012Gregory M. CohenPresident, AmericanHighway UsersAlliance
  7. 7. National LaborRelationsBoard: WhatSuppliers Needto KnowGeoff BurrChairman, Coalitionfor a DemocraticWorkplace
  8. 8. Legislative Issue Briefing ANN WILSON SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT G O V E R N M E N T A F FA I R S MEMA
  9. 9. Thank You! Our Sponsors – Arent Fox Dykema Clark Hill2012 Congressional Reception & Supplier Fair Exhibitors All of Our Participants MEMA Staff
  10. 10. What is a Legislative Summit? Face of Industry  Visit congressional leaders on their home turf  Lobby on issues important to industry All Participants in Groups  Group leaders  Schedule  Policy papers Congressional Reception Industry Champion Awards
  11. 11.  Legislative Briefing/Break into Groups  At 5:30 p.m.What’s Leave for Congressional Reception and Supplier FairNext  6-8 p.m. Rayburn Cafeteria,Today … Rayburn House Office Building  Remember to Exit One Floor Up
  12. 12.  7:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet at FairfaxReminder:  7:45 a.m.Tomorrow’s  Breakfast AddressSchedule  Jay Timmons, President and CEO, NAM  9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Congressional Visits  Noon – 1:30 p.m. Industry Champion Award  The Honorable Todd Rokita, Ind.- 4th  At The Reserve Officers Association (directly across from Capitol Bldg)
  13. 13.  Legislative Summit MaterialsPractical  Schedule of all events/contact infoInformation  Copies of all policy papers  Congressional Directory  Congressional Meeting Schedules  Bio and Vote/Support Record  Group Leaders  Materials for visits plus leave-behinds  Additional Policy Papers Available  Use Cabs; Staff Cell Phone #s Listed
  14. 14. What to do on Capitol Hill Range of Meetings All Things Are Local! Stay Patient Look at Maps You Might Meet with Staff  Building relationships  Educate on industry  Ask what they are working on Follow-up after the Meeting
  15. 15. Mood on Capitol Hill Partisan Divide Issues Pushed to Lame Duck and Beyond Elections All Important Support Missing from Past Champions Everything Is up for Debate Keep Discussions Positive  Focus on importance of program for jobs  Focus on importance of technology for industry Advocate for Your Industry – Others Are Doing Likewise! Agree to Disagree if Necessary with D’s and R’s
  16. 16. MEMA Policy Papers Transportation  Energy Reauthorization  NLRB Motor Vehicle &  R&D Highway Safety  In Addition – Improvement Act  China Auto Parts Commercial Motor  Remanufacturing Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act
  17. 17. Transportation Reauthorization Need Transportation Bills (H.R. 7 & S. 1813) for Manufacturing Should Not Favor Rail/Mass Transit MEMA Supports –  Long-term comprehensive bill  Incentives for heavy-duty vehicle safety technology  National safety inspection program administered by states
  18. 18. Motor Vehicle & Highway Safety Improvement Act Senate Debate (S. 1449) Support the MEMA GOP/Dems Compromise  Doesn’t duplicate existing authority to prevent defective products from coming into the U.S. market  Minimizes unnecessary delays at ports for part inspection  Reduces new requirements that would have needlessly increased the cost of doing business for responsible manufacturers without providing concurrent safety benefits in the marketplace
  19. 19. Commercial Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act Targeted Tax Incentive for the Purchase of Heavy Vehicles with Specified Technologies  Heavy vehicle only  Growing support  Waiting for Highway Bills Bottom Line  Has been re-introduced  Should have moved with highway bills SEEK OTHER WAYS TO ADDRESS
  20. 20. Advanced Energy-Efficient, Clean Vehicles Needs to be Addressed in Comprehensive Energy Policy  Authorize research, development, deployment, and commercial application activities for more fuel efficient advanced technology components  Provide assistance to allow small manufacturers to retool facilities  Extend and increase the tax credit for the purchase of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles  Provide incentives for the installation of anti-idling technologies on diesel-powered on-highway vehicles  Improve and expand the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program at the Department of Energy  Strengthen and make permanent the R&D tax credit Must Continue to Urge for Energy Policy
  21. 21. NLRB MEMA Supports Senate Passage of the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094)  Passed House last year  Legislation would block implementation of the Specialty Healthcare decision  Specifically calls for campaign period of at least 35 days prior to union election MEMA supports congressional efforts under the Congressional Review Act (H.J. Res. 103 & S.J. Res. 63) to reign in the NLRB’s unnecessary activity with passage of a Joint Resolution of Disproval that would challenge the NLRB’s proposed ambush election rule MEMA also encourages Congress to continue to examine the authority of the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor in the issuance of the rules, proposed rules, and decisions mentioned here
  22. 22. R&D Tax Extenders Will Need to Be Addressed MEMA supports extension of the R&D tax credit and a robust discussion of ways to improve the credit’s use Making the credit simpler to use and increasing the benefits will do much to advance innovation in the motor vehicle parts industry and allow manufacturers to better compete in the global market
  23. 23. Remanufacturing MERA Members  Introduce remanufacturing  Focus on job and energy benefits Report on ITC Hearing and GSA Letter
  24. 24. China Auto Parts Sens. Brown (Ohio), Casey (Pa.), and Stabenow (Mich.) and Rep. Levin (Mich.) championed study by U.S. steelworkers Examines rise in export of motor vehicle parts from China Pushes for trade action (undefined) by Administration Opportunity to educate  Are you in China?  OE/Aftermarket  Experience with subsidies  Impact tariffs would have on your company
  25. 25. Also Out There . . . H.R.3889 - The Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales (PARTS) Act,  Places a two-and-a-half year cap on the period of exclusivity for U.S. design patents on auto parts TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)  Multi-lateral trade negotiations with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam  Japan seeking to be included  Japan’s inclusion opposed by Ford, GM, and Chrysler  MEMA focus on reduction of NTB’s
  26. 26. Questions?T H A N K YO U FO R YO U R AT T E N T I O N !
  27. 27. WorkingtowardMeaningfulEnergy ReformKaren HarbertPresident andCEO, U.S. Chamber ofCommerce’s Institutefor 21st CenturyEnergy

×