Amplifying members’ voices

NAFEM regularly joins forces with other organizations to advance the industry’s perspective with elected and appointed officials. Highlights of recent outreach follow. 

  • NAFEM continues to work with the almost 200 members of the California Sustainability Coalition which continues to press Gov. Newsom to consider alternative to achieving the state’s environmental goals without further disruption to the critical, supply chain work being performed by the state’s ports, transport and other sectors. As part of its latest effort, the Coalition reached out to Senator Stabenow, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, asking the federal government to “focus on this untenable situation before more harm is done.”  
  • NAFEM joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and its members in urging congressional leadership to pass a resolution disapproving the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently finalized rule tightening National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The new standards “put innovation and economic growth at risk as global competitors have adopted standards that are less stringent than the EPA rule.”  
  • One hundred associations – including NAFEM – representing millions of small businesses, endorsed the Repealing Big Brother Overreach Act introduced by U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville and U.S. Representative Warren Davidson to end the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The CTA was designed to help law enforcement prevent money laundering by requiring shell companies to report information regarding beneficial owners to the Department of the Treasury. The law, however, defines a shell company as any legal entity with 20 or fewer employees or $5 million or less in revenues – in other words, every U.S. small business.