AFS strives to be an advocate for the industry in government and regulatory issues, whether it's through in-plant consultations for OSHA compliance or meeting with elected officials on important legislative topics.
The experts on staff at AFS stay abreast of environmental topics, such as air, water, climate change, and waste and recycling regulations and legistion and advocate for policies that are beneficial to metalcasting businesses and their employees. We offer corporate members Government Affairs and EHS Solutions programs to stay on top of the legislative and regulatory climate.
The bill, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 (H.R. 880) would permanently extend the R&D tax credit retroactive to January 1, 2015, and enhance the alternative simplified credit (ASC) formula to 20 percent from the current 14 percent rate.
The legislation would expedite permit decision-making and inject certainty into the process by facilitating coordination and deadline-setting among agencies.