State Update
October 22, 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 15, 2019
The Senate and House return to Washington this week after a two-week recess.  On Wednesday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on highways and transit... READ MORE
MEMA’s Auto 232 Tariff Fly-In Begins Next Week
October 15, 2019
MEMA and its division member companies will travel to Capitol Hill on October 23 and 24 to urge Congress to oppose the Sec. 232 tariffs on autos and auto parts. The White House is... READ MORE
Mexican President Obrador Urges Pelosi to Pass USMCA
October 15, 2019
Last Friday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging her to push for approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (... READ MORE
Mile Belwood Earns Marlan T. Boultinghouse Award
October 15, 2019
At the Aluminum Association’s annual “Aluminum: The Sustainable Choice” conference in Washington, D.C., Mike Belwood, vice president of Government Affairs at Arconic, was awarded the Marlan T.... READ MORE
GM Investors Want the Company to Join California’s Voluntary Emissions Deal
October 15, 2019
Investors controlling about $1.1 trillion in assets from General Motors wrote a letter on Oct. 7 to CEO Mary Barra to urge the company to join the voluntary emissions deal with the state of... READ MORE
NHTSA Seeks Comments on Replacing Car Mirrors with Cameras
October 15, 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it is seeking public comment to determine if camera monitor systems (CMS) should be used for rear visibility in vehicles as... READ MORE
FMCSA Administrator to Leave Position in October
October 15, 2019
Ray Martinez, who currently serves as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, will depart from his position by the end of October, according to Transport Topics. The announcement was... READ MORE
NHTSA Announces Public Meeting on its Research Program
October 15, 2019
On Nov. 20 and 21, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a public meeting to provide information regarding the agency’s research activities covering vehicle and... READ MORE
State Update
October 15, 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 8, 2019
Both the House and the Senate are in recess through Oct. 15. As members of Congress return to their districts, MEMA encourages members to check their elected official’s social media accounts or... READ MORE
MEMA to Host New Fly-In to Oppose Auto 232 Tariffs
October 8, 2019
MEMA will invite its members to come to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23-24 to tell Congress to oppose the Sec. 232 tariffs on autos and auto parts as the White House weighs the decision to implement... READ MORE
ITC Begins Accepting Tariff Petitions in October
October 8, 2019
On Oct. 15, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will begin accepting petitions for the 2020 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB). The process occurs every three years and gives companies the... READ MORE
Support Motor Vehicle Suppliers by Passing USMCA
October 8, 2019
As legislators on Capitol Hill return to their districts during the October recess, MEMA is encouraging its members to take the time to meet with their senators and representatives to urge them to... READ MORE
House Democrats to Meet with Mexican President Next Week Regarding USMCA
October 8, 2019
According to Politico Pro, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, along with other legislators, are expected to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in his country today to... READ MORE
FMCSA Plans New Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Project
October 8, 2019
At the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) Ray Martinez announced on Oct. 5 that the... READ MORE
NHTSA to Investigate if New Tesla Self-Driving Feature is Causing Accidents
October 8, 2019
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be looking into Smart Summon, a new feature on Tesla vehicles that is potentially responsible for several accidents.... READ MORE
State Update
October 8, 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
International Update – October 2019
October 8, 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 update previews... READ MORE