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Scott DeFife Joins PLASTICS as Vice President
Scott DeFife Joins PLASTICS as Vice President
Scott DeFife today joined the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) as vice president of Government Affairs. DeFife will lead federal, state and regulatory affairs, oversee advocacy and serve as the staff liaison to the Public Policy Committee.
Delta Pacific Products in Union City, CA Hosts California Assemblyman Quirk
Delta Pacific Products in Union City, CA Hosts California Assemblyman Quirk
California Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-20) toured long-time PLASTICS member Delta Pacific Products in Union City, California on August 17. In business since 1988, Delta Pacific Products is a full service plastic injection molding and medical device contr...
Congress Suspends Medical Device Tax for Two More Years
Congress Suspends Medical Device Tax for Two More Years
Manufacturers of medical devices received a surprise in the short-term continuing resolution (CR) Congress enacted to end the government shutdown last month. The bill included a two-year moratorium on the 2.3-percent tax on the sale of medical devices,...
House Votes Block OSHA Volk Rule
House Votes Block OSHA Volk Rule
The House of Representatives on March 1 passed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that was finalized in the last days of Obama Administration.
Lighthizer Confirmed as USTR
Lighthizer Confirmed as USTR
In an 82-14 vote, the Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer as President Donald Trump�s new U.S. Trade Representative on Thursday. Lighthizer�s approval paves the way for the administration to begin the process of renegotiating the North American Free Tra...
Congress Shifts Gears to Tax Reform
Congress Shifts Gears to Tax Reform
The long-awaited Republican tax reform plan, the �United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code,� was unveiled on September 27. Its authors, known as the �Big Six,� are House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Bra...