Government Affairs News

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:00am

SEMA joined hundreds of companies and trade associations in sending a letter to President Obama on the critical need for affordable, private health care options within a voluntary employer-based system. Lawmakers in Congress will soon being drafting legislation intended to reform and expand the nation’s health care delivery system.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 11:06pm

SEMA expresses continued commitment to work with President and Congress toward rebuilding U.S. auto industry, while continuing to oppose “cash for clunkers."

Posted on: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:36pm

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 6:29pm

Earlier this year, SEMA launched the largest grassroots effort in its
46-year history to prevent inclusion of a national “Cash for Clunkers”
program within the economic stimulus bill.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 1:44pm

SEMA applauds efforts to stimulate new
car sales, but continues to oppose tying vouchers to vehicle scrappage programs, known as "cash for clunkers."

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 7:00am

Utah lawmakers (from left), Representative Ken Sumsion, Senator John Valentine, Representative Patrick Painter and Representative Neal Hendrickson give the thumbs up just minutes after the bill passed the legislature.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 7:00am

The United States Treasury Department will provide auto suppliers with up to $5 billion in credit to help them continue operating while automakers restructure their businesses during a time of reduced sales. The program is limited to automakers that have received loans through the Treasury’s Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), currently General Motors and Chrysler and their direct suppliers.

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 7:00am

Congressional lawmakers are once again considering legislation to create a nationwide "Cash for Clunkers" program. The latest bill (H.R. 1550) is entitled the “Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act” (CARS Act) and was introduced on March 17 by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio).

Posted on: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 11:29pm

By Linda Spencer 

Congress Rejects Wasteful Spending Program That Costs American Jobs