By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Congressional support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2021, H.R. 3281, rapidly expanded this week as a direct result of the letters that members of the motorsports parts industry, racers, and enthusiasts wrote to their lawmakers asking them to co-sponsor the bill. The RPM Act now has 90 bipartisan co-sponsors, as eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to publicly support the bill this week, including U.S. Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Mark Green (R-TN), Mary Miller (R-IL), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Don Bacon (R-NE), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), James Comer (R-KY), and John Curtis (R-UT).
SEMA government affairs staff had a chance to catch up with Rep. Bacon, who represents the Omaha metropolitan area, to thank him for cosponsoring the RPM Act. More than 1,300 of Rep. Bacon’s constituents have written the Congressman in 2021 about the RPM Act, and their requests were answered when he agreed to cosponsor the bill.
“The racing community is passionate about ensuring that Congress clarifies in federal law that it is legal to modify vehicles for racing,” said Rep. Bacon. “The RPM Act is critically important to preserving the right to race dedicated vehicles that started out as street-legal vehicles, on the track. This legislation is good policy and is strongly supported by my constituents.”
The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee your right to modify street cars, trucks and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, and ensure that the industry can offer parts that enable racers to compete. It is imperative that lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act.
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