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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 ThomasAug 03, 2022

Update From Capitol Hill: Chips and Science Act of 2022

In a flurry of activity before the August recess, Congress finally approved the bipartisan funding package to boost semiconductor production in the United States and counter China’s competitiveness in advanced technologies.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJun 01, 2022

New Program Supports AM Adoption

The Biden administration sees the AM Forward initiative as a way to boost 3D printing technology by small and medium-sized manufacturers and a path to more resilient supply chains, increased U.S. competitiveness, and good-paying jobs.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasApr 20, 2022

Green for Green Energy Projects

The EXIM launched the Make More in America Initiative. This program provides domestic financing tools to help American manufacturers gain new access to capital to fill critical supply chain gaps.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasMar 15, 2022

Updates From Capitol Hill: War Aid, Spending Bills, and Boosting Manufacturing

Plenty is happening in the nation’s capital on the domestic and international fronts. Of course, that’s always the case in election years with lawmakers jockeying for voters’ attention, but the war in Ukraine adds new urgency to many initiatives.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasMar 01, 2022

The Role of Automation and Productivity in Increasing U.S. Competitiveness

Tune in as Pat McGibbon, chief knowledge officer, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, talk automation. 

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasFeb 21, 2022

2022 Midterm Elections: It’s Time To Start Paying Attention.

There's a lot at stake this November, not only for the candidates but for their constituents in the manufacturing industry.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasFeb 10, 2022

AMT Releases Updated Manufacturing Mandate

AMT recently updated its Manufacturing Mandate, which outlines our legislative and policy recommendations to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. AMT uses this document in discussions with government officials and staff ...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJan 25, 2022

Update on Labor Regulations

On Jan. 25, AMT joined more than 100 organizations in a letter to Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh urging the Department of Labor (DOL) to hold stakeholder meetings before the development and issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking ...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJan 17, 2022

Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandates

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that OSHA has no legal authority to enforce the Biden administration’s vaccine order for private businesses with 100 or more employees. Earlier this month, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the stay ...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasDec 15, 2021

Update from Capitol Hill: Highlights of 2021 and Expectations Going Into 2022

What would it take to level the playing field for American manufacturers and make the United States the best place in the world to do business? 

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