Category Archives: Government Relations

Govt Affairs Conf: Early bird registration and hotel deadline today

The Government Affairs Conference is only three weeks away – have you registered yet? Today is the last day to get the early bird rate and reserve your room in our hotel block! Register for the conference here. Make your hotel reservations here. If you have trouble reserving a room, contact Jeynae in the AWPA office. … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conf: Early bird registration and hotel deadline today

AWPA: GAC Early Bird Deadline August 30!

  The early bird deadline is quickly approaching, and the hotel is selling out! There is less than one week left to get the best value for your company. This year’s program will include an economic update, a political outlook on the upcoming midterms, the latest on global trade, and insight into supply chain challenges. … Continue reading AWPA: GAC Early Bird Deadline August 30!

Govt Affairs Conference: Hill Visit Information Session September 14

Hill Visits are back at the Government Affairs Conference this year. As Congress slowly returns to in-person constituent meetings, it’s time to build, or rebuild, relationships. We are having a briefing in advance of the conference for everyone participating in Congressional Visits.  If it’s your first time going on Hill Visits, or even if you’re … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conference: Hill Visit Information Session September 14

AWPA Government Relations Advisory Committee (GRAC) Update: Leadership Transition

Amy DeArmond has been appointed Chair of the GRAC, and takes over this month from H Woltz, who has served as Chair since 2018. AWPA thanks H for his leadership over the past few years, through a complicated and challenging time. He will continue to serve on the GRAC, so AWPA can benefit from his … Continue reading AWPA Government Relations Advisory Committee (GRAC) Update: Leadership Transition

AWPA Govt Affairs Conference: Earlybird Deadline Is Approaching

The Earlybird Deadline is fast approaching. There are only 2 weeks left to get the best value for your company. The program is full of timely information to help your company navigate this chaotic time: an economic forecast, an update on the steel industry, and the latest on shipping and logistics, along with the inside … Continue reading AWPA Govt Affairs Conference: Earlybird Deadline Is Approaching

OSHA releases 2021 Regulatory Agenda

Agenda shows what’s on the horizon for OSHA Posted June 18, 2021 Summary by Reginald Whitaker, Oklahoma Steel & Wire, EHS Committee Chair for the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA) On June 11, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Agenda … Continue reading OSHA releases 2021 Regulatory Agenda

AWPA Joins Big Steel Associations in Support of Infrastructure Legislation

The AWPA has signed onto an association coalition letter of both big steel and downstream steel manufacturers in support of infrastructure legislation.  This issue remains a focus of the AWPA government relations agenda for 2021.  We hope that you have or will contact your legislators about the importance of this issue for your companies, the … Continue reading AWPA Joins Big Steel Associations in Support of Infrastructure Legislation

PRO Act Will Affect Your Company, Whether Unionized or Not

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, has passed the House of Representatives, and now waits for a vote in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has indicated to labor leaders that the bill will get a vote when it has 50 co-sponsors. It currently has 47. Pressure from labor groups … Continue reading PRO Act Will Affect Your Company, Whether Unionized or Not

US-EU Excess Steel and Aluminum Capacity Negotiations to Begin, EU Retaliatory Tariff Increases Delayed

European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced in a joint statement (below) that the United States and European Union would enter into discussions on global steel and aluminum excess capacity. As part of the agreement, the EU will delay doubling … Continue reading US-EU Excess Steel and Aluminum Capacity Negotiations to Begin, EU Retaliatory Tariff Increases Delayed