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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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OSHA sends vaccine ETS to White House office for review

OSHA has sent to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will require employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated or that they submit a negative COVID test on a weekly basis.

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Some U.S. Foundries Subject to Administration’s New Employee Vaccination Requirement

A new COVID-19 vaccine requirement recently announced by President Joe Biden will affect some U.S. metalcasters.

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AFS Commends Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Urges Quick House Passage

The Senate approved a sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure package after weeks of negotiations.

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AFS Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Rebuild Our Nation’s Water Systems

The U.S. Senate recently approved the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which would authorize the investment of more than $35 billion in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. 

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Biden Administration Pressing $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure and Climate Plan

The President on March 31 announced a $2.25 trillion, eight-year spending proposal. The “American Jobs Plan,” would fund transportation and water infrastructure, electric vehicles, technology research, climate R&D, electric grid modernization, workforce development, broadband internet, affordable housing, school improvements, and environmental justice initiatives.

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AFS Supports New Bipartisan Legislation Aimed at Strengthening Buy-American Laws

Federal legislation aimed at closing loopholes that allow federal agencies to use waivers to get around Buy American preferences has the support of the American Foundry Society.

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AFS Outlines Infrastructure Agenda

Policymakers in Washington should take advantage of a bipartisan opportunity to enhance our nation’s infrastructure, grow the economy, and support U.S. jobs by investing in our transportation and water systems.

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Advocacy Alert: Victory on PPP Expansion

AFS-backed legislation signed into law by President Trump in 2020 established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program benefited many foundries, and thousands of other businesses, during the pandemic. However, the law’s provisions and regulatory guidance created surprise tax increases. Also, the loan-forgiveness provisions needed to be improved.

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AFS Calls on Lawmakers to Support Economic Growth Through Domestic Manufacturing in 2021

Plans for a robust economic recovery, powered by a strong U.S. manufacturing base, are at the center of the American Foundry Society’s 2021 Policy Agenda.

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