Category Archives: Op-Ed

Johnson to Trump: The time is now to fund infrastructure

Johnson to Trump: The time is now to fund infrastructure

NSSGA President & CEO Michael W. Johnson sent a letter to President Trump and Congressional leaders on Tuesday in advance of their White House meeting on infrastructure to take place Wednesday, May 22. In the letter, Johnson urged the leaders to fix America’s infrastructure. “Tomorrow is an opportunity for leadership of historic proportions to fix […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s time for congress to ratify the USMCA

It’s time for congress to ratify the USMCA

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. By Dennis Slater, AEM President It has been over a quarter century since NAFTA was negotiated. A lot has changed since then. The internet was born, the world population has grown by two […]