Here we go with the regular weekly roundup:
Congress is back this week, so you can no longer rest easy. We know lots of manufacturers were busy over the recess making contact with their Members of Congress and Senators on a number of important issues.
The big deal this week will be a vote — probably on Wednesday — on H.R. 800, the anti-democracy card check bill. This will toss out the secret ballot and in so doing, erode a fundamental principle of democracy right here at home. Please click here to weigh in with your Member of Congress, urge them to vote against this ill-advised bill, now with over 230 co-sponsors.
Here’s a link to the House calendar, and here’s a link to the Senate calendar for the week. Check back for updates.
We’ll be doing a bunch of media in connection with the card check bill. Gov. Engler will be on Larry Kudlow’s show on CNBC on Monday (airs at 5 p.m. EST) talking about the topic and why the bill is such a lousy idea.
The House will vote on H.R. 556, a bill to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). We support the bill – here’s a link to our principles on the topic.
The NAM will hold its semi-annual Board of Directors meeting this week, from Wednesday through Friday. Among our speakers will be Commerce Secretary Gutierrez. We’ll be writing on-site updates from the meeting in this space throughout the week, so stay tuned.