If you think that Washington has a trade association for just about everything, you are correct. Consider this: as Americans enjoy fireworks this July 4 in backyards, neighborhoods, beaches and cities across the country, rest easy in knowing that the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) works hard for its members every day. The APA is currently opposing tariffs on imported fireworks, fighting to address burdensome regulation and doing just about everything else a good trade association does. This type of work on behalf of an industry lies at the heart of American democracy, which, on the Fourth, is celebrated with fireworks. Well done, APA!
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