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AEM Applauds House Vote to Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan passage of H.R. 4863, which reauthorizes the U.S. Export-Import Bank: 

Dennis Slater, AEM President

“Exports are imperative to equipment manufacturers and to a robust U.S. economy,” said Dennis Slater, President of AEM. “With about 30 percent of equipment made in the U.S. destined for export, it’s important to our industry to help facilitate trade and ensure a level playing field in the global marketplace. The Ex-Im Bank helps do that by securing credit and export assistance for equipment manufacturers so that they can export more of their products globally. We now urge the U.S. Senate keep the momentum going by swiftly voting in favor of the Ex-Im Bank’s reauthorization. By doing so, they will help keep our industry vibrant and the support our industry’s 1.3 million men and women.”  
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-184 in favor of the bill. The Export-Import Bank is especially important to small and medium-sized businesses, which account for nearly 90 percent of the Bank’s transactions. The bill also renames the bank to the “Export Finance Agency.”  

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $159 billion to the U.S. economy. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.
Visit www.aem.org/advocacy for more information.   

It’s Time To FixTheTrustFund NOW

The Following was recently received from Dennis Slater, President at Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), regarding the highway trust fund. The included links are active; I encourage you to use them. It is time to fix the Trust Fund.

headerDear Greg,

The clock is ticking, and we need your help. In less than 100 days the highway trust fund runs out of money, and unless Congress acts, construction and manufacturing jobs would be put at risk due to another artificial crisis in Washington.

Take action now and tell Congress that it’s time to act.

America’s roads and bridges are crumbling and badly in need of repair. Unfortunately, the Highway Trust Fund, the only federal program that supports these investments, is running out of money. Instead of borrowing money from China to build roads right here in the United States, it’s time for Congress to give Americans the long-term solution we need.

We need your help. Click here to tell your member of Congress that there isn’t any time left to waste – it’s time to #FixTheTrustFund NOW…


Dennis Slater


AEM’s Nick Yaksich Named to Top Lobbyist List

AEM LogoCEO Update Releases 2013 List of Top Lobbyists

Nick Yaksich, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has been recognized as one of CEO Update’s top lobbyists Nick Yaksichof 2013. CEO Update cited Yaksich’s efforts with the Coalition to Save our GPS to defeat a bid by Lightsquared to build a broadband network that would have potentially interfered with GPS use on construction and agriculture equipment. He also played a vital role in the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and establishing Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia.

CEO Update, the source for association news and executive careers, annually “recognizes a selection of those association stalwarts who do yeoman’s work advocating for their groups.” CEO Update continued, saying “these executives on the front line of advocacy play a major role in making sure their members’ messages are heard – before Congress, the regulatory agencies, even in some cases, the courts.” A total of 13 lobbyists were honored with the award this year.

“I’m thrilled to see Nick receive well-deserved recognition,” AEM President Dennis Slater said. “He has effectively represented the interests of AEM, its members and the equipment manufacturing industry for many years. From his successful collaboration with the Coalition to Save Our GPS, to ensuring Congress reauthorized important programs such as the highway bill, PNTR with Russia and the Export-Import Bank, Nick is a proven leader for AEM’s advocacy efforts on behalf of our members.”