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AFS Pushes For Key Provisions In Stimulus Package to Benefit Metalcasters

As Congress negotiates a third stimulus package, the American Foundry Society (AFS) has worked closely with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ensure key provisions are included that could benefit metalcasters.

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AFS Congratulates Rep. Mike Johnson on Election as Speaker of the House

The American Foundry Society, North America’s largest metalcasting trade association and professional society, today congratulated Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana on his election as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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AFS, FEF Team Up on PBS Video Highlighting Modern Metalcasting 

Television viewers nationwide will soon get a glimpse of the exciting world of metalcasting thanks to a fast-paced video from the American Foundry Society and the Foundry Educational Foundation

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AFS Applauds House, Urges Senate to Adopt House-Passed Debt Ceiling Bill

AFS is calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the House’s debt ceiling bill which averts a default on the national debt while incorporating vital provisions for the manufacturing economy.

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AFS Calls on Congress to Approve Bipartisan Debt Limit Bill

AFS is calling on lawmakers to approve a bipartisan bill that would avert a default on the national debt while incorporating vital provisions for the manufacturing economy.

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AFS Criticizes Administration’s Failure to Designate Copper as a Critical Mineral

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has denied a bipartisan request to immediately add copper to the official Critical Minerals list due to a dangerous supply risk. 

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Sen. Young, Rep. Granger to Receive 2023 Congressional Champion Award

Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) and Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) have been selected as the recipients of the 2023 Metalcasting Industry Congressional Champion Award.

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AFS Metalcasters Week in D.C. Advocates for Industry on Capitol Hill

Metalcasters and industry suppliers from across the country will gather on Capitol Hill the week of June 19-23, 2023, for AFS Metalcasters Week in Washington, D.C. The week, which coincides with the annual AFS Government Affairs Fly-In on June 20-21, is dedicated to advocating for U.S. metalcasters, who will meet with approximately 100 Senate and House offices.

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AFS Calls on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Reconsideration of PM2.5 NAAQS 

The American Foundry Society is pushing back on a proposal from EPA to change a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) that was previously updated in 2020.

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AFS Fights for Permit Reform in Washington

Congress should pass legislation to modernize America's burdensome permitting process, boosting the economy and improving the country's infrastructure in the process.

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