BETHESDA, Md. – May 21,
2020 – The Auto Care Association announced today that Representative Jeff
Duncan, R-S.C., has joined as the 50th member of the bi-partisan Congressional
Auto Care Caucus. The caucus was started in 2017 by co-chairs Reps. Scott
Perry, R-Pa., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., who wanted to share their enthusiasm
and understanding of the auto care industry and garner more support for
industry issues on Capitol Hill. Congressional caucuses are classified as “Congressional
Member Organizations” and are made up of lawmakers who share common public
policy goals pertaining to a particular interest, demographic or political
The caucus mission statement
explains, in part, that the purpose of the Auto Care Caucus is to “…maintain
a competitive free market for the motoring public; protect consumers’ vehicle
data and the right to be the ultimate owners and stewards of their data; and to
help ensure consumers have access to quality, convenient and affordable auto repairs,
maintenance and parts.”
“The Congressional Auto Care
Caucus fights for a free, competitive auto care market, as well as every
American’s right to own and protect their personal data,” said Rep. Scott
Perry, R-Pa. “I’m honored to lead this bipartisan caucus with co-chair Rep.
Brendan Boyle and the Auto Care Association. As we welcome our 50th member,
this marked achievement is a clear statement that Congress supports the men and
women working in the auto care industry and all motoring Americans.”
“As co-chair of the Auto Care
Caucus, I am extremely encouraged to see so many of my colleagues from both
sides of the aisle who have joined,” said Rep. Brendan Boyle, Pa. “Our robust
caucus membership growth is a clear acknowledgment of how significant this
industry has become in all of our districts as well as a commitment to keeping
our constituents on the road, safely and economically.”
“As the association’s presence on
the Hill has grown, the Auto Care Association’s government affairs team has
found that members of Congress are grateful to make the connection with an
industry that brings so many jobs and substantial economic impact to their own
districts,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “During
the COVID-19 pandemic it was evident that our relationship, and the
relationship of our members with congressional representatives was critical for
our industry,” said Hanvey.
The current members of the Auto
Care Caucus include:
- Troy Balderson, R-Ohio
- Jim Banks, R-Ind.
- Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
- Brendan Boyle, D-Pa.
- Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y.
- Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
- Julia Brownley, D-Calif.
- Tim Burchett, R-Tenn.
- Tony Cardenas, D-Calif.
- Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.
- Gil Cisneros, D-Calif.
- Lou Correa, D-Calif.
- Joe Cunningham, D-S.C.
- Warren Davidson, R-Ohio
- Pete DeFazio, D-Ore.
- Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.
- Mike Doyle, D-Pa.
- Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.
- Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
- Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J.
- Garret Graves, R-La.
- Brett Guthrie, R-Ky.
- Alcee Hastings, D-Fla.
- Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.
- Richard Hudson, R-N.C.
- Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
- John Joyce, R-Pa.
- Dan Kildee, D-Mich.
- Ann Kuster, D-N.H.
- John Larson, D-Conn.
- Bob Latta, R-Ohio
- Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich.
- Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa
- Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.
- Roger Marshall, R-Kan.
- Dave McKinley, R-W.V.
- Carol Miller, R-W.V.
- Donald Norcross, D-N.J.
- Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz.
- Chris Pappas, D-N.H.
- Scott Perry, R-Pa.
- Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.
- Darren Soto, D-Fla.
- Haley Stevens, D-Mich.
- Glenn T. Thompson, R-Pa.
- Dina Titus, D-Nev.
- Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.
- Marc Veasey, D-Texas
- Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.
- Susan Wild, D-Pa.
For more information about the
Auto Care Association’s government affairs initiatives, visit autocare.org/government-affairs
or contact Gabrielle Hopkins at email@example.com.