Category Archives: Op-Ed

Ending Section 232 tariffs for Canada and Mexico a step in the right direction

Ending Section 232 tariffs for Canada and Mexico a step in the right direction

WASHINGTON, DC – Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement supporting the Trump Administration’s decision to end tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico: “We are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s decision to end tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico. Today’s action responds to the concerns […]

ABC comments on President Trump’s new immigration proposal

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman commented recently on President Trump’s new immigration proposal, which would create a “merit-based” visa system to address the workforce needs of U.S. industries like construction. Bellaman said: “With a systemic labor shortage impacting ABC member companies of all sizes and an estimated 440,000 […]

Clarion Ledger: Out-of-state interests mobilizing against Mississippi’s working forests

by Andy Gipson Should out-of-state interests decide what’s best for a rural Mississippi town of about 3,000 people, or should the local community decide? You’d think the answer to that question would be obvious, but for an outspoken eco-group from North Carolina, the town of Lucedale should not be able to decide its own destiny. The heart […]

Morning Consult: The energy solution growing in our backyards

by Rep. Buddy Carter From addressing climate change to achieving American energy independence, there are many reasons I believe we need to be focused on supporting a wide variety of innovative energy sources. As we work toward creating more affordable and clean energy, one piece of this strategy just happens to be right in our […]

Remaking the Senate: Hyper-Democracy rears its head

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. Source: Faithandfreedom.com. by John A Sparks   Periodically, those who do not think that the U.S. Constitution is “democratic” enough set out to repudiate the document’s genius. The Electoral College is often the […]