NHTSA Seeks to Collect Information on Driver Interactions with ADAS Technologies
May 21, 2019
May 21, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Federal Register notice and request for comments on a proposed collection of information (a.k.a. ICR). This notice is... READ MORE
FCC Delays Review of 5.9 GHz Allocation for Vehicle Communications
May 21, 2019
On May 15, following an appeal from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai indicated the Commission will delay issuing a proposed rule to... READ MORE
State Update
May 21, 2019
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
May 14, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. Hearings of note to suppliers: Tuesday – Senate Judiciary - 5G: National Security Concerns, Intellectual Property Issues, and the Impact on... READ MORE
Trade Issues Continue to Evolve for Parts Suppliers
May 14, 2019
This week brings continued concerns for the motor vehicle supplier industry. Notably, President Trump’s decision to raise the Sec. 301 tariff rate to 25 percent on the third list of Chinese products... READ MORE
Registration Now Open for June GAC Meeting
May 14, 2019
Registration is now open for MEMA’s Government Affairs Committee Meeting in Southfield, Michigan. The meeting will take place in MEMA’s Michigan office on June 6th at 8am. Join us for a roundtable... READ MORE
MEMA Supports Bipartisan Effort to Stop Threat of Tariffs on Autos and Motor Vehicle Parts
May 14, 2019
MEMA applauds a bipartisan letter signed by 159 members of Congress requesting that White House officials advise the Trump administration against imposing tariffs on autos and motor vehicle parts on... READ MORE
MEMA and AASA Oppose Illinois Bill that Would Discourage Use of Aftermarket Parts
May 14, 2019
MEMA and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), MEMA's light vehicle aftermarket division, have formally opposed a proposed Illinois law that would limit the use of quality... READ MORE
Legislation Introduced to Boost the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain.
May 14, 2019
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski and ranking member Joe Manchin introduced the “American Mineral Security Act” last week in a move to boost domestic production... READ MORE
NHTSA Withdraws Proposed Rule for Accelerator Control Systems
May 14, 2019
On May 14, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) withdrew a proposed rule to amend vehicle safety regulations for accelerator control systems based on an evaluation of the... READ MORE
MEMA Formally Opposes Proposed Labor Law that Would Strip Workers of Some Hard-Earned Rights
May 14, 2019
MEMA has formally opposed a proposed federal law that would eliminate the rights of workers to vote in union elections privately and strip Right-to-Work provisions, even in states that have already... READ MORE
State Update
May 14, 2019
As a service to AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA members, MEMA contracts with Stateside to provide timely updates on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. For brief summaries of... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
May 7, 2019
MEMA Announces Support of USMCA: The following is a statement by Bill Long, President and CEO, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)   The Motor & Equipment... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
May 7, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. Hearings of note to suppliers: On Tuesday, The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on "Data Rights and Collection in a Digital Economy... READ MORE
More than 125 Suppliers Convene in Washington for 2019 MEMA Legislative Summit
May 7, 2019
More than 125 members and affiliates of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four divisions -- Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty... READ MORE
Reports, Tweets Indicate Revived Threat of Tariffs on Chinese Goods
May 7, 2019
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted that he is considering raising tariffs on the third tranche of $200 billion worth of Chinese products from the current 10 percent to 25 percent. President Trump... READ MORE
Rep. Walorski Sends Letter to Secretary Ross Regarding Lack of Fairness in Tariff Exclusion Process
May 7, 2019
This past week, Congresswoman Walorski sent a new letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross outlining the growing concern that the exclusion process for steel and aluminum tariffs are putting certain... READ MORE
Congressional Democrats Introduce Pro-Union Legislation
May 7, 2019
Last week, Democrats formally introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act with 100 cosponsors in the House (H.R.2474) and 40 in the Senate (S.1306). The PRO Act sponsors provided a fact... READ MORE
International Update – May 2019
May 7, 2019
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 month's... READ MORE