Public Policy

American-Made Infrastructure

Our nation’s policymakers must identify solutions to the funding challenges that stand in the way of addressing the massive backlog of repairs to our nation’s highways, rail and transit systems, water systems, and other critical infrastructure.

Jul 28 2020

AAM Letter to Congress: Pandemic Response Should Include Industrial Policy

Buy America and Procurement

Reinvesting tax dollars here at home creates American jobs, invests in goods produced under strong environmental and workplace safety standards, and protects our economic and national security.

Jul 28 2020

AAM Letter to Congress: Pandemic Response Should Include Industrial Policy

Trade and Investment

With nearly all the major structural issues left unresolved in the phase one agreement with China, it is necessary to maintain pressure on Beijing, using the leverage of remaining Section 301 tariffs to immediately resume negotiations on a phase two agreement.

Jul 28 2020

AAM Letter to Congress: Pandemic Response Should Include Industrial Policy

National and Economic Security

America is dangerously dependent on China and other nations, and we must presume the industrial incapacity revealed by the coronavirus response also extends deep into our supply chain for products and materials necessary to equip our military and rebuild critical infrastructure.

Jul 28 2020

AAM Letter to Congress: Pandemic Response Should Include Industrial Policy

Manufacturing Policy

The United States is desperately in need of an industrial policy that prioritizes domestic production and strengthening supply chains over outsourcing and imports. As our nation continues its response to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are looking to their elected officials for policy actions to restart a stalled economy and put people safely back to work.

Jul 28 2020

AAM Letter to Congress: Pandemic Response Should Include Industrial Policy

Workforce and Innovation

Manufacturing has grown increasingly complex, demanding a skilled workforce prepared to meet the challenges of a fast-moving and innovative sector. But our workforce development system has not kept pace.

Jul 28 2020

AAM Letter to Congress: Pandemic Response Should Include Industrial Policy