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
This Week in Congress
October 1, 2019
Both the House and the Senate are on 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 232 Tariff Fly-In Event in Washington, D.C.
October 1, 2019
MEMA is hosting a new fly-in event in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 23-24 to urge the Trump administration to not impose Section 232 tariffs on imported autos and auto parts. These tariffs, if... READ MORE
US Reaches Agreement Ending Postal Rate Subsidies on Small Packages from China
October 1, 2019
On Sept. 25, the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the U.S. came to an agreement which will allow the country to set its own inbound postage rates. In turn, the U.S. will remain a... READ MORE
MEMA Calls for USTR to Not Impose Section. 301 Increase to 30 Percent on Auto Goods from China
October 1, 2019
In a letter sent on Sept. 20 to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, MEMA urged the ambassador to not to impose an increase in Section 301 tariffs on China for goods imperative... READ MORE
NHTSA Issues Federal Register Notices on Quiet Cars and Rear Seat Reminders
October 1, 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two notices regarding federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) related to quiet car sound requirements and to rear... READ MORE
House Committee Advances PRO Act, Giving Less Rights to Union Workers
October 1, 2019
The House Committee on Education and Labor passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474) on Sept. 25, which, according to committee Chairman Bobby Scott, is designed, “to... READ MORE
Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rule
October 1, 2019
The Department of Labor posted a news release on Sept. 24 announcing a final rule regarding overtime pay in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule updates the earnings thresholds so... READ MORE
State Update
October 1, 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
September 24, 2019
Both the House and Senate are in session this week. The House passed a continuing resolution on Sept. 19 to extend government funding through Nov. 21. The resolution will go to the Senate for... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts New Webcast on Vehicle Data and the Right to Repair
September 24, 2019
MEMA will livestream a new webcast on Thursday Sept. 26 to raise awareness about vehicle data and how restrictions could limit consumer choice. Many drivers across the nation are unaware... READ MORE
Commerce Department Trade Official Resigns
September 24, 2019
Gilbert Kaplan, who served under the Trump Administration as undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Commerce Department, resigned from his position effective immediately on Sept. 19,... READ MORE
A Coalition of 23 States Filed a Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over Final Rule Revoking California’s Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standard Setting Authority
September 24, 2019
California and 22 other states filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on Sept. 20, following a final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S... READ MORE
California Seeks Agreements with Automakers on Fuel Standards as Trump Administration Revokes the State’s Waiver
September 24, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a resolution on Sept. 19 to negotiate individual agreements with the four automakers who announced in July that they would abide by fuel... READ MORE
AASA and Auto Care Association Will Educate and Empower Consumers to Protect their Vehicle Data
September 24, 2019
On Sept. 18, The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association announced their new partnership through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. ™ campaign. AASA... READ MORE