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Amber Thomas
Vice President, Advocacy

Amber Thomas has been an advocate for manufacturing for over 35 years. Today, she oversees AMT's government relations and raises awareness about manufacturing technology's critical role in the nation’s well-being. She develops advocacy-related multimedia content for various AMT media channels. A committed vegan, Amber lives with her family in Northern Virginia. Her best friend is Oshi, her rescue lab.

Amber Thomas has been an advocate for manufacturing for over 35 years. Today, she oversees AMT's government relations and raises awareness about manufacturing technology's critical role in the nation’s well-being. She develops advocacy-related multimedia content for various AMT media channels. A committed vegan, Amber lives with her family in Northern Virginia. Her best friend is Oshi, her rescue lab.

Posts by Amber Thomas
Advocacy
By Amber ThomasApr 12, 2021

Manufacturing Mandate Advocacy

There is a significant focus on manufacturing and technology in the 117th Congress and Biden administration, just as there was in the two previous administrations. But the pandemic has added a new sense of urgency to protecting our national security...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasApr 07, 2021

AMT’s Manufacturing Mandate

Picked up widely by the business and manufacturing press, the Manufacturing Mandate was described as: “a plan for advancing American manufacturing in the next decade,” “a national mandate to create a strong foundation for sustained economic growth"...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasApr 05, 2021

Biden Introduces Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden pledged to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure and an equitable, clean energy future during his campaign. At the end of March, he took the first step by introducing a massive spending proposal...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasFeb 10, 2021

No Honeymoon for President Biden

President Joe Biden called for national unity in his inauguration address, but will Congress get the message? The first 100 days of a president’s term is often called the honeymoon period, when friends and opponents alike offer support in a gesture of...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasDec 21, 2020

COVID-19 Relief on Its Way

After months of tense negotiations, Congress approved a bipartisan coronavirus stimulus package before it adjourned for the year, and President Donald Trump pledged to sign it. The measure combines $900 billion in emergency relief with a $1.4 trillion...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasDec 17, 2020

The Election is Over. What Happens Now?

Last month, Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden was elected president, defeating President Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent. In Congress, the GOP made significant gains in the House of Representatives, and the Senate’s majority will be...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasDec 08, 2020

The Value of Public-Private Partnerships

How can manufacturing technology companies find potential partners and other resources to help them develop and commercialize new products and technologies cost effectively? You don’t need to go it alone and hire all the expertise you need in-house...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasNov 16, 2020

Lame Duck: What Happens Now?

Now that the election is over, attention on Capitol Hill has shifted to what can be accomplished in the lame-duck session – the time after the election until the 116th Congress concludes on Jan. 3, 2021...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasNov 09, 2020

Election 2020: As it stands now

There was a collective sigh of relief when the 2020 presidential race was finally over, nearly a week after the election. On Sunday, Nov. 8, former Vice President Joe Biden became the 46th president-elect of the United States. Citizens turned out in...

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Intelligence
By Amber ThomasOct 26, 2020

Manufacturing Legend Dr. Seiuemon Inaba, 95, Passes Away

The manufacturing industry lost a giant on Oct. 2, 2020, when Dr. Seiuemon Inaba, founder and honorary chairman of FANUC, died of natural causes. He was 95 years old. Dr. Inaba significantly contributed to the development of the robotics industry in...

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