Federal Right to Repair Legislation for Vehicles Receives Landslide of Support
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., BETHESDA, Md., DIAMOND BAR, Calif., and WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2023 – Auto Care Association, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, CAR Coalition and SEMA are applauding a new group of bipartisan cosponsors of the REPAIR Act (H.R. 906), which will ensure choice, fairness, and safety in the vehicle repair market. Originally introduced by the bipartisan team of Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL), Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH), and Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA), eight additional members signed on quickly in support of the REPAIR Act in April.
In May, an additional 16 Members of Congress have now signed on to the REPAIR Act, bringing the total to 28 supporters of the driver’s right to choose where they get their vehicle maintained and repaired. The new representatives include:
- Rep. Donald G. Davis [D-NC-1]
- Rep. John H. Rutherford [R-FL-5]
- Rep. Jay Obernolte [R-CA-23]
- Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME-1]
- Rep. Mark E. Amodei [R-NV-2]
- Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL-8]
- Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH-1]
- Rep. Salud O. Carbajal [D-CA-24]
- Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR-At Large]
- Rep. Zachary Nunn [R-IA-3]
- Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN-3]
- Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI-6]
- Rep. Gabe Vasquez [D-NM-2]
- Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ-5]
- Rep. Christopher H. Smith [R-NJ-4]
- Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV-1]
Bipartisan support of the bill continues to grow. The REPAIR Act is the only bill that addresses vehicle maintenance and repair restrictions, including heavy duty vehicles the U.S. economy depends on for freight transport.
Automotive aftermarket companies can urge legislators in their district to also co-sponsor the bill by visiting repairact.com.
About Auto Care Association
Auto Care Association is the voice of the auto care industry, a $400 billion plus industry comprised of more than 4.5 million American workers. Providing advocacy, educational, networking, technology, market intelligence and data resources to serve the collective interests of members, the Auto Care Association serves the entire supply chain of the automotive aftermarket: businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service, maintenance and repair. To learn more, visit www.autocare.org.
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs. MEMA Aftermarket is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.
MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at aftermarketsuppliers.org.
About the CAR Coalition
The CAR Coalition is committed to preserving and protecting consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair by ensuring competition in the automotive collision parts industry. Members include: Allstate, American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA), Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA), AutoZone, Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), Diamond Standard, Geotab, KSI Auto Parts, and LKQ Corporation. Learn more at carcoalition.com
SEMA represents the $50.9 billion (annual) specialty-automotive industry that produces and sells products that upgrade the appearance, performance, comfort, convenience, and technology in motor vehicles. The association was founded in 1963 by automotive enthusiasts who turned their passion for modifying vehicles into a thriving industry. Today, SEMA represents over 7,000 member companies that employ more than 1 million Americans.
SEMA puts on two of the top trade shows in North America—the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana—and provides training, product development support, market research, and legislative advocacy to its members. Learn more at sema.org.
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