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U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren Visits Auto Meter Headquarters

Auto Meter Products recently welcomed U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL) for a tour of its headquarters in Sycamore, Illinois. Auto Meter officials had already developed a working relationship with Rep. Hultgren, having hosted a previous visit and attending several other functions before last year’s election. This tour was part of SEMA’s District Site Visits Program, which connects lawmakers with SEMA members.

SEMA News—July 2011

Company Hosts Newest Congressional Motorsports Caucus Member

U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren Visits Auto Meter Headquarters

Major New Initiative for Small Business Owners

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One of the fundamental components of last year’s health care law is the creation of health care “exchanges.”

While the law itself remains mired in controversy and threats of repeal, the state-based programs, if and when fully implemented, should make it easier for small-business owners and individuals to compare and select health care coverage. Exchanges are intended to create a competitive marketplace and increase access to affordable health care insurance.

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SEMA Promotes Responsible Use of Ethanol

SEMA has called upon the U.S. Congress to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with its program to allow the ethanol content in gasoline to increase from 10% (E10) to 15% (E15). SEMA worked with lawmakers and senior staff to help secure House approval of an EPA restriction as part of a 2011 federal government funding measure.

SEMA News—May 2011

Association Leads Industry Effort to Protect Older Cars and High-Performance Equipment

By Stuart Gosswein

SEMA Sets July 8 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils announced July 8, 2011 as Collector Car Appreciation Day. The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

SEMA News—April 2011

Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars

By Dan Sadowski

Street Performance Council Wins SEMA PAC Council Challenge

    After an exciting competition late last year, the Street Performance Council (SPC) Select Committee earned the distinction of winning the 2010 SEMA Political Action Committee (PAC) Council Challenge. The contest ran between August and October, and the winner was the council Select Committee that was both 100% “PAC approved” and contributed the highest dollar amount.

SEMA News—February 2011

SPC Sets Example for Effective Political Action

Energy Challenges Facing the United States

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I am not the world’s greatest authority on the subject of cars and propulsion systems, but I’m probably pretty high on the list in Congress. Some people want cars to go away entirely. Others think we are headed to all electrics, all hybrids or fuel cells. Of course, there are 130 million cars and trucks in the United States today, which are almost entirely powered by gasoline.

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Congressman Steve Cohen Visits COMP Cams

Congressman Steve Cohen took a few hours out of his busy August schedule to visit with management and employees at the COMP Cams’ headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. Rep. Cohen participated in a roundtable discussion about small-business issues with COMP’s executive team and then toured the facility, including the machine shop and research and development (R&D) department.

SEMA News - October 2010

  SEMA News-October 2010-From the Hill 
 

From left: Brian Reese, COMP Cams vice president of product development; Ron Coleman, COMP Cams president and a former SEMA chairman of the board; Rep.

The Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Grows

More members of Congress than ever are aligning themselves with the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill established to raise awareness of the economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

SEMA News - September 2010

By Dan Sadowski

SEMA Washington Rally

As the political climate continues to evolve in advance of the 2010 elections, SEMA members arrived in Washington, D.C., for the biennual SEMA Washington Rally.

SEMA News - August 2010

By Dan Sadowski

SEMA Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 9 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) at the request of the SEMA and the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), designating July 9, 2010, as Collector Car Appreciation Day.

SEMA News - July 2010

Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Historic and Classic Cars


  SEMA News-July 2010-From the Hill 
   
The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) at the request of the SEMA and the

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