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The Trump Administration has reached the unofficial (but much analyzed) 100-day mark, and the Forging Industry Association continued its commitment to involvement in public policy with its 14th Annual Lobby Day.
As of this writing, President-elect Trump (11 days away from his inauguration) has named his choices for most of the Cabinet and top White House positions. Here’s what to expect in the first few weeks of this Congress.
No matter who wins on Nov. 8, the 2016 Presidential race will break new ground. We’ll either have the first female President or the first President elected by breaking every rule in the political handbook.
The forging industry and other U.S. manufacturers won a significant, if temporary, victory in February when the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan until all court challenges are heard.
In Washington, the old saw “nothing is certain except death and taxes” used to be followed by “and tax extenders” because Congress routinely allowed key provisions of the tax code to expire, then rushed to reinstate them, but only temporarily.