This Week in Congress
February 21, 2017
Congress is in recess for the President’s Day holiday.  They will return next week. The Senate is expected to vote on Wilbur Ross’ nomination to be Secretary of Commerce on February 27.... READ MORE
White House Watch
February 21, 2017
Welcome to “White House Watch,” a just-the-facts look at Trump Administration decisions and actions that affect members of MEMA and its four divisions (AASA, HDMA, MERA, OESA). This valuable news... READ MORE
Talk of the Town: Author, Political Analyst Nicolle Wallace Is MEMA Legislative Summit Keynote Speaker
February 21, 2017
Nicolle Wallace, political analyst, New York Times best-selling author and former White House director of communications, will look at the latest in politics and the media, and present attendees at... READ MORE
Congress Continues Regulatory Reform
February 21, 2017
Congress has continued its efforts on regulatory reform and has been overturning regulations issued during the Obama Administration by using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which gives Congress... READ MORE
DOT Designates 10 Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds
February 21, 2017
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing around automated vehicle technologies.  ... READ MORE
Registration for March GAC Meeting Now Open
February 21, 2017
The next Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting will take place in Washington D.C. on March 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Join us as we address several critical supplier issues, including trade,... READ MORE
State Issue Update
February 21, 2017
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
February 14, 2017
The House and Senate are in session. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection is holding a hearing today on automated vehicles titled “Self-Driving... READ MORE
Talk of the Town: MEMA Update on NAFTA
February 14, 2017
The first weeks of the Trump administration have brought several executive orders and communications that could affect suppliers, including those regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement... READ MORE
White House Watch
February 14, 2017
Welcome to “White House Watch,” a just-the-facts look at Trump Administration decisions and actions that affect members of MEMA and its four divisions (AASA, HDMA, MERA, OESA). This valuable news... READ MORE
International Update: February 2017
February 14, 2017
Welcome to the latest installment of “International Update” – a monthly feature of the Washington Insider from John Creamer, MEMA’s advisor on international regulatory affairs.  This edition... READ MORE
SEC Requests Comments on Conflict Minerals Rule, Executive Order May Be Issued
February 14, 2017
Last week, media outlets reported that President Trump will issue an executive order (EO) targeting the conflict minerals rule. When the EO will be issued is unclear. The Conflict Minerals Rule,... READ MORE
Sens. Peters and Thune Announce Plans for Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation
February 14, 2017
Yesterday, Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) announced a joint effort to explore legislation in self-driving vehicle technology, aiming to introduce a bill this year.  In the... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts Reception for Congressional Auto Caucus
February 14, 2017
Last month, MEMA co-hosted a reception on Capitol Hill for members of Congress who serve on the Auto Caucus.  The Auto Caucus is made up of approximately 60 House members who work in a bi-... READ MORE
CTA Asks DOT, OMB to Review Proposed Distracted Driving Guidelines
February 14, 2017
Yesterday, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Mark Sandy... READ MORE
Registration for March GAC Meeting Now Open
February 14, 2017
The next Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meeting will take place in Washington D.C. on March 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Join us as we address several critical supplier issues, including trade,... READ MORE
MEMA 2017 Legislative Summit and Technology Fair – Registration Open!
February 14, 2017
Registration is now open for MEMA’s annual Legislative Summit and Technology Fair!  Join us this May 17-18th in Washington to educate the new administration and Congress on the economic and... READ MORE
State Issue Update
February 14, 2017
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with iStateLink to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
February 7, 2017
The Senate is in session this week and the House is in session until today.