SEMA STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF THE RECOGNIZING THE PROTECTION OF MOTORSPORTS (RPM) ACT
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2022) – SEMA and PRI should share that regardless of robust Congressional backing and extraordinary assist from the racing neighborhood, the 2021-2022 Congressional session is ending with out passage of the RPM Act.
Key negotiators in Congress couldn’t attain an settlement on invoice language that balanced the necessity for federal regulation to guard racers and motorsports elements companies from EPA enforcement with cheap measures to make sure that race elements usually are not used on autos pushed on roads and public highways.
The RPM Act made unbelievable progress within the 2021-2022 session of Congress. Along with greater than 1.5 million letters advocating for the RPM Act from the grassroots motorsports neighborhood to Congress, SEMA and PRI labored with Richard Petty to fulfill personally with key lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and with NHRA High Gasoline driver Antron Brown to testify earlier than the U.S. Senate Setting and Public Works Committee.
SEMA and PRI thank the RPM Act’s lead sponsors, the Senate Setting & Public Works (EPW) Committee, and the Home Power & Commerce Committee for his or her efforts to advance the RPM Act over the course of this yr. Their management was integral all through this course of, regardless of the end result.
“We wouldn’t have made it this far with out this unbelievable effort by so lots of our members,” mentioned SEMA President and CEO Mike Spagnola. “The RPM Act was one of the vital bipartisan payments within the 117th Congress with over 165 lawmakers cosponsoring the laws. SEMA and PRI will leverage the momentum we constructed throughout this congressional session, assess the present challenges the trade faces, and chart a brand new path ahead for the trade’s advocacy efforts at each the federal and state ranges.”
SEMA/PRI will proceed its advocacy work to carry wanted certainty to the racing neighborhood to guard an ideal American pastime and lots of of 1000’s of jobs in communities all through the nation. For updates and knowledge, go to www.saveourracecars.com.