President Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico if it does not adequately deter asylum-seeking Central American migrants from crossing the U.S. southern border.
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A major milestone was achieved when the state of Utah appropriated $5 million in its fiscal year 2019–2020 budget to help save the Bonneville Salt Flats. SEMA applauds the Utah state government for allocating funding to create a 10-year “Restore Bonneville” program that will dramatically increase the amount of salt being pumped onto the flats in an effort to restore the historic racing venue.
Utah lawmakers have appropriated $5 million toward a program to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats, contingent upon securing federal funds. The money and funds will be used to create a 10-year, $50-million program to dramatically increase the amount of salt pumped onto Bonneville. The bulk of the monies will come from the federal government, with contributions as well from the motorsports community. Beginning in the ’60s, the salt crust diminished due to historic and current potash mining activities under existing leases from the Bureau of Land Management.
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a proposed rule that would allow countervailing duties to be imposed on countries that undervalue their currency relative to the U.S. dollar.
Legislation (H.B. 1755) introduced in Texas to create a specific registration and titling class for assembled vehicles—including kit cars and dune buggies, and former military vehicles—passed the legislature and now moves to Governor Greg Abbott for approval.
Legislation (S.B. 356) introduced in Nevada to allow for the titling and registration of retired military vehicles passed the legislature and now moves to Governor Steve Sisolak for approval.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to expand retirement savings programs by a margin of 417 to 3.
House and Senate resolutions (H.C.R. 42 & S.C.R. 108) advocating for the construction of a new racetrack facility on the island of Oahu failed to pass before Hawaii’s legislature adjourned for 2019.
President Trump is giving U.S. negotiators six months to reach agreements with the European Union (EU) and Japan before reassessing the imposition of tariffs on imported automobiles and parts.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing to require manufacturers of motor vehicles, tires and child-restraint systems to retain records for 10 years rather than five.