Senate Commerce Committee Hears Testimony from DOT Nominee
March 17, 2020
On March 11, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing to question Finch Fulton who has been nominated for Assistant Secretary of Transportation Policy at the Department of Transportation.... READ MORE
State Update
March 17, 2020
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
March 10, 2020
The Senate and the House of Representatives are both in session this week. The Senate will continue debate on S. 2657, a bipartisan energy bill introduced by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)... READ MORE
MEMA Urges FCC to Preserve the 5.9 GHz Spectrum for ITS Applications
March 10, 2020
On March 9, MEMA submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to evaluate the use of the bandwidth currently reserved for intelligent transportation systems (ITS)... READ MORE
President Trump Signs $8.3 billion Spending Bill to Fight Coronavirus
March 10, 2020
In the span of a few days, the House and Senate approved and the president signed into law H.R. 6074, “Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020,” an $8.3... READ MORE
Supplier Advocacy Network Day is Drawing Closer
March 10, 2020
Join us in Washington, D.C. for our premier Supplier Advocacy Network Day, a MEMA fly-in tailored to meet your legislative needs. This year, MEMA's rebranded legislative event will be held at the... READ MORE
MEMA Submits Comments on Geospatial Imaging Export Controls IFR
March 10, 2020
MEMA submitted comments to the Department of Commerce on March 6 on the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) interim final rule (IFR) on geospatial imaging. The rules could impact the... READ MORE
USTR Publishes Updated Trade Agenda and Annual Report
March 10, 2020
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative published the White House 2020 Trade Policy Agenda and 2019 Annual Report on Feb. 28. In the report, the Trump administration will seek to establish new... READ MORE
House Judiciary Committee Introduces 2020 SHOP SAFE Act
March 10, 2020
Members of the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet introduced the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E... READ MORE
U.S. Senators File Bipartisan Amicus Brief Supporting the Release of the Section 232 Auto Report
March 10, 2020
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) filed an amicus brief on March 7 with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). "The Department of Commerce is... READ MORE
EPA Science Advisory Board Weighs in on EPA’s Emissions Proposal
March 10, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) issued a final commentary in late February criticizing the agency’s vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions proposal.... READ MORE
EPA’s Fuel Efficiency Report Shows Record High Emissions Cuts in 2018
March 10, 2020
Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Automotive Trends Report.  The report showed that the U.S. vehicle fleet hit a record high for fuel efficiency. The fuel... READ MORE
NTSB Lists Nine Safety Recommendations After Investigating 2018 Tesla Crash
March 10, 2020
After the National Transportation Safety Board held a meeting to deduce the possible cause of the deadly Tesla crash that occurred in California on March 2018, the agency sent nine safety... READ MORE
State Update
March 10, 2020
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
March 3, 2020
The House and the Senate are in session this week. As the coronavirus outbreak threatens to spread in the U.S., both the House and Senate will work to push forward a bipartisan supplemental... READ MORE
MEMA Supports NLRB’s Joint Employer Final Rule
March 3, 2020
MEMA supports the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final rule that defines a joint-employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). A press release published by the board on Feb. 25... READ MORE
Register for MEMA’s 2020 Supplier Advocacy Network Day
March 3, 2020
Join us in Washington, D.C. for our premier Supplier Advocacy Network Day, a MEMA fly-in tailored to meet your legislative needs. This year, MEMA's rebranded legislative event will be held at... READ MORE
International Update – March 2020 featuring VRU Detection, Front Underrun Protection and Vehicle Lighting and Visibility
March 3, 2020
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 update... READ MORE
White House Orders Establishment of an Interagency Committee to Advise USMCA Auto Rules
March 3, 2020
On Feb. 28, the President issued an executive order to create the Interagency Committee on Trade in Automotive Goods, which will advise, “the implementation, enforcement, and modification of... READ MORE