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June 13, 2016

MSCI Members Take Arguments To Washington

Last week 10 representatives from MSCI member companies joined MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and more than 500 members of the manufacturing industry in Washington, DC for the annual NAM/MSCI fly-in. 

The fly-in focused on comprehensive business tax reform, the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory agenda, and labor issues. In meetings with members of the House and Senate, MSCI members also discussed currency manipulation and global steel and aluminum overcapacity. In all, fly-in participants participated in more than 275 meetings with members of Congress or their staffs. 

Participants also met with leaders at the Department of Labor to voice concerns about the stream of new regulations manufacturers and the metals industry are facing. Fly-in participants also heard keynote remarks from Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy.