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How Your Congressional Member Can Help
In the Appropriations process, House and Senate Appropriations Committee staff will look for respective member requests when developing their budgets. The best way to ensure level funding for the MEP program in FY15 is to have as many Representatives and Senators submit individual programmatic requests as possible.
To make the process as easy as possible for your local members, ASMC has developed (for you to customize) Member to Member and Senate to Senate letters for you to send to congressional staff to assist them in the process.
Have Your Senator Sign the Dear Colleague Letter
Centers and client can email your local Senators and their staff requesting the Congressman sign onto the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL). The letter will be sent to Senate CJS Chairman Mikulski (D-MD),and Ranking Member Shelby (R-AL).
Statement before the House Budget Committee
The Honorable Michael M. Honda
Members’ Hearing Day | March 25, 2014
“The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The MEP provides a variety of important services, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing. It also works with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that put manufacturers in position to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products. These investments will help our manufacturers overcome today’s and tomorrow’s challenges so that high-paying skilled labor can find a home on our shores.” Read more…