MEMA, HDMA Call for Repeal of Outdated Excise Tax Holding Back Modernization of Truck Fleet
July 30, 2019
MEMA, on behalf of its division the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, has joined 20 other trade associations calling for congressional leadership to support legislation that would repeal the... READ MORE
Senate EPW Releases New Highway Bill
July 30, 2019
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a large surface transportation bill on July 29, which will provide highway spending for the next five years. It will reauthorize the... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Agreement Between Automakers and California on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 30, 2019
MEMA applauds the agreement that four automakers have reached with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that establishes a voluntary framework to meet vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions... READ MORE
Supplier Advocacy Network
July 30, 2019
Starting next week, most Members of Congress will be away from Washington to do work in their home districts or states during the annual August recess. This time of year is an opportunity for... READ MORE
White House and Congress Reach an Agreement on Debt Limit
July 30, 2019
On July 22, President Donald Trump announced that he and Congress reached an agreement to pass and sign a two-year budget deal. He said in the Oval Office that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate... READ MORE
State Update
July 30, 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 and... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
July 23, 2019
Congress aims to wrap up work on a long list of legislation and nominations before a six-week recess starts Friday in the House. Final votes of the week are expected by 3 p.m. Friday. The Senate... READ MORE
Talk of the Town
July 23, 2019
Starting next week, most Members of Congress will be away from Washington to do work in their home districts or states during the annual August recess. This time of year is an opportunity for... READ MORE
MEMA's "Lunch & Learn" Webinar
July 23, 2019
MEMA will host a “Lunch & Learn” webinar about how to effectively track state legislation with Stateside, a tool MEMA provides free to members. The webinar is open to members and will be held... READ MORE
Data Access and Consumer Choice Highlight Congressional Visits this Week
July 23, 2019
An organized effort to inform members of Congress on issues related to data access and consumers’ right to choose who repairs their vehicles and with what parts brought representatives from AASA... READ MORE
Senate Energy Committee Approves MEMA Supported Energy Research Bill
July 23, 2019
Last week, the Senate Energy Committee approved the Vehicle Innovation Act (S. 1085), which was introduced by Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn... READ MORE
Senate Energy Committee Advances Critical Minerals Legislation
July 23, 2019
Last week, the Senate Energy Committee approved the bipartisan American Mineral Security Act (S. 1317), which focuses on modernizing our nation’s approach to critical mineral procurement. Critical... READ MORE
USTR and Treasury call China Once More, But Details Weren’t Shared
July 23, 2019
The office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed on July 18 that he and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin talked with Chinese officials over the phone but didn’t share... READ MORE
State Update
July 23, 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 and... READ MORE
MEMA Launches Grassroots Effort to Introduce Members of Congress to Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Facilities
July 16, 2019
Washington, DC – July 15, 2019 – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has launched a new effort to connect its 1,000 company members with federal legislators to discuss how decisions... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
July 16, 2019
Both the House and Senate are in session this week. On Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will markup S. 1085, which supports research and development of innovative vehicles... READ MORE
Aftermarket Suppliers to Educate Lawmakers About Data Access Issues
July 16, 2019
Seven member companies from AASA and MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing are in Washington, D.C., this week as part of an organized effort to inform members of Congress on issues... READ MORE
MEMA Submits Comments on NHTSA Record Retention Proposal
July 16, 2019
On July 16, MEMA offered comments to a proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to extend record retention requirements. Specifically, the proposed rule seeks to... READ MORE
India-U.S. Trade Relations Under Consideration
July 16, 2019
The Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish told an audience at the U.S.-India Strategic Forum in Washington that the Trump administration Is considering Section 301 tariffs and other trade... READ MORE