As a significant contributor to the nation’s economy, motor vehicle suppliers directly employ over 871,000 people in all 50 states.  The MEMA government affairs office in Washington, D.C. continuously monitors federal and state legislation and regulations impacting the  industry. Reaching out and educating members of Congress, state legislators and regulators on the supplier industry helps them understand the pivotal role suppliers play in the number one bipartisan priority - creating jobs. 
 

Technology, Innovation & Sustainability

Motor vehicle suppliers are leading the way in sustainability and the new development of new vehicle technologies.  
 

Safety

Motor vehicle suppliers are leaders in developing vehicles that are safer now than at any other time in history. With fatalities at record lows, suppliers continue their commitment to safety by developing technologies that enhance occupant protection and crashworthiness and that advance new technologies focused on collision avoidance and mitigation.
 

Economic Development

U.S. motor vehicle components manufacturing represent the largest manufacturing jobs, comprising 3% of U.S. GDP. 
 

Resources

MEMA Priority Issue Book
The Issue Book includes key federal, state, legislative and regulatory issues affecting our members.  It is compiled annually using input from MEMA divisions, MEMA boards and the Government Affairs Committee (GAC).   
 

Letters, Comments & Testimony
Letters, comments and testimony submitted by MEMA on behalf of the motor vehicle components manufacturing industry on important state, federal and regulatory issues.
 

iStatelink
Provides in-depth information, including bill text and legislative outlook, on key issues affecting parts suppliers on the state level. If you need the password for iStateLink, please contact Catherine Boland.
 

Contact Us
The government affairs office is always available as a resource for members of AASA, HDMA, MERA, and OESA.