Congress Continues to Work on Bipartisan AV Bill to Encourage Development
November 5, 2019
House and Senate members over this past year have worked to put together a piece of bipartisan legislation that will construct a new regulatory framework that will promote the development of... READ MORE
State Update
November 5, 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
October 29, 2019
The House and the Senate are both in session this week. The House will hold a hearing supervised by the Committee on Oversight and Reform titled “Trump’s Wrong Turn on Clean Cars: The Effects of... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Congress to Oppose Sec. 232 Auto Tariffs
October 29, 2019
This week, MEMA continued its significant efforts to educate legislators and the public about the risks that threatened Sec. 232 tariffs on autos and motor vehicle parts bring to the motor vehicle... READ MORE
MEMA Will Host Upcoming Supplier Roundtable with Rep. Bill Huizenga
October 29, 2019
MEMA is inviting GAC members to attend a new upcoming supplier roundtable with Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) pm Nov. 6 at 10 am. The event will take place at the Coastal Automotive facility located... READ MORE
President Trump Announces “Phase One” Deal with China is Ahead of Schedule
October 29, 2019
President Donald Trump announced Monday that negotiations for his “phase one” trade agreement with China are ahead of schedule. “We are looking probably to be ahead of schedule to sign a... READ MORE
House Democrat USMCA Working Group Leader Says Trade Agreement Could Still Pass This Year
October 29, 2019
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who leads the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) working group, dismissed concerns that the new trade agreement wouldn’t be able to... READ MORE
EU Agrees to Extend Brexit Deadline to Jan. 31
October 29, 2019
The European Union (EU) has approved the U.K.’s request to delay Brexit for a third time since the nation’s vote in June 2016 to leave the union. Brexit will be delayed to Jan. 31, 2020, giving... READ MORE
NHTSA Reports Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks Increased Just Under One Percent in One Year
October 29, 2019
According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,905 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in 2018; a less than one percent increase from... READ MORE
State Update
October 29, 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
Car Data Not Just for Pro Racers
October 29, 2019 by Clay Millican
Drag racing is a high-intensity sport. The races are loud, competitive and — above all— fast. Beyond what's on the surface, there's actually a lot of science behind what we do. Though... READ MORE
This Week in Congress
October 22, 2019
The House and Senate are in session this week. House votes are canceled Thursday to allow a service in Statuary Hall for late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D... READ MORE
MEMA will Host Webcast and Fly-in Tomorrow to Tackle Auto 232 Tariffs
October 22, 2019
MEMA has made eliminating the threat of Sec. 232 tariffs on autos and motor vehicle parts a priority. Our message is clear: autos and parts are not a national security threat, and any imposed... READ MORE
MEMA Joins Over 400 Companies and Organizations Urging Congress to Pass USMCA
October 22, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined over 400 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to urge Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada... READ MORE
NHTSA Requests Federal Judge to Move California Greenhouse Lawsuit to D.C. Appellate Court
October 22, 2019
After California filed a lawsuit against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to challenge its rule that prevents the state from setting its own greenhouse emissions... READ MORE
Two Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent EPA Regulations on Amateur Motorsports
October 22, 2019
In an Oct. 16 press release, Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.) introduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act (S.2602), which is designed to protect... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Announced Plans to Update NCAP
October 22, 2019
MEMA is encouraged to learn that NHTSA has announced its plan to propose updates to the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) in 2020. As outlined in the announcement, NCAP encourages “... READ MORE
Congressional Committees Split Up AV Bill to Move it Forward
October 22, 2019
Leaders in the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee are drafting automated vehicle (AV) legislation and are splitting up sections of their bill between Democratic... READ MORE
NTSB to Hold Board Meeting on Bicyclist Safety Research Report and Uber AV Crash
October 22, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board released a statement on Thursday that the agency will hold a board meeting next month to adopt the findings made in their Safety Research Report regarding... READ MORE