Sens. Peters and Thune Announce Plans for Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation
Yesterday, Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) announced a joint effort to explore legislation in self-driving vehicle... READ MORE

114th Congress Wraps Up
December 13
The lame duck session of the 114th Congress has ended.  The 115th Congress will convene on January 3, 2017.  Before adjourning... READ MORE
Energy Conferees Still Working - MEMA Urges Inclusion of Industry Priorities
December 06 by Catherine Boland
Last week, House and Senate Energy Bill conferees continued discussions about completing work on comprehensive energy legislation.  The bill... READ MORE
Overtime Rule Blocked
November 29 by Leigh Merino
Last week, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, delaying the implementation of the... READ MORE
DOL Persuader Rule Blocked
November 22 by Leigh Merino
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a permanent nationwide injunction preventing the implementation of the... READ MORE
Congress is Out, but Plenty Left on Administration’s Safety Agenda
October 04 by Leigh Merino
Congress may be out of session until after Election Day, but the Obama Administration is not slowing down, propagating a variety of federal agency... READ MORE
Employee Voter Registration Week
September 15 by Briana Huxley
MEMA has partnered with Employee Voter Registration Week, an effort to shrink the number of unregistered eligible private sector voters... READ MORE
California’s Proposition 65 Reform Finalized
September 13 by Laurie Holmes
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released its final amendments to Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings, of... READ MORE
EPA’s Overreach on Amateur Racing
August 18 by Laurie Holmes
In July 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a policy revision that would make it illegal for certified motor vehicles to... READ MORE
Engaging with Congress During August Recess
August 15
Each August brings members of Congress back to their home districts and states for a month-long recess period until September 6.  Now is a... READ MORE
Cybersecurity Best Practices Help Address Key Challenges
July 29 by Tom Lehner
The Auto ISAC recently released its “Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices.”   The Best Practices document follows on the Framework for... READ MORE
Latest Crash Data Shows Fatalities are on the Rise
July 20
On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary 2015 data... READ MORE
MEMA Urges FCC to Preserve the ‘Safety Spectrum’ for V2V Communications
July 08 by Leigh Merino
MEMA urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preserve the 5.9 GHz bandwidth. Dubbed the “Safety Spectrum” by the auto industry, the... READ MORE
Copper in Brakes
June 13
On May 23, MEMA and the Brake Manufactures Council (BMC) submitted comments to California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on its... READ MORE
California’s Proposition 65 Reform
June 10
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed rule reforming Proposition 65 (Prop 65) in November 2015.... READ MORE
Congress Passes Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform
June 09 by Laurie Holmes
Last week, the Senate approved The Frank R. Lautenberg – Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, otherwise known as the TSCA reform bill (H.R. 2576... READ MORE
MEMA Lauds Passage of Energy Modernization Bill
April 26
MEMA hailed the Senate’s passage of the Energy Modernization bill (S 2012), which includes the Vehicle Innovation Act, on April 20. The Act... READ MORE
MEMA in the States
April 12
As Congress struggles with partisan gridlock, state lawmakers and regulators have become increasingly active.  MEMA advocates for its members at... READ MORE
NHTSA, Automakers Agree to Make AEB Standard on New Vehicles
March 22 by Leigh Merino
On March 17, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented the results of their challenge to the automakers last September,... READ MORE