SEMA News - May 2009


Federal Legislators Who Support the Hobby

You will find fans of the auto hobby and racing everywhere, even in the hallowed halls of Congress. Many members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have shown their support for the hobby by joining the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.

The caucus was formed in 1996 in honor of the 100th year of the car and as a way to pay tribute to the many contributions the automotive performance and motorsports industry has made to the economy and to our national heritage. The caucus helps SEMA identify and form long-lasting working relationships with representatives and senators who share a love for the automobile and want to promote the growth and advancement of the auto hobby. SEMA began working with some members of the caucus when they served in state legislators, before their election to national office.

Caucus members have helped SEMA spread the word among national policymakers that the automotive performance industry is a vital economic engine, employing more than a million Americans and generating $38 billion in sales annually.

If you recognize any of the representatives or senators on the list of caucus members, consider taking a minute to send a message thanking them for joining the caucus. Log on to to contact your representative or senator.

Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Members


Senator John Ensign (R-NV)


Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-MI)



Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)

Sam Brownback (R-KS)


Richard Burr (R-NC)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)

Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

John Kerry (D-MA)

Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Carl Levin (D-MI)

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Jon Tester (D-MT)



Brian Baird (D-WA)
Joe Barton (R-TX)
Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
Rick Boucher (D-VA)
Allen Boyd (D-FL)
Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)
Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Dan Burton (R-IN)
Ken Calvert (R-CA)
John Campbell (R-CA)
André Carson (D-IN)
Howard Coble (R-NC)
Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Jerry Costello (D-IL)
Lincoln Davis (D-TN)


Mike Doyle (D-PA)
John J. Duncan (R-TN)
Bob Etheridge (D-NC)
Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Bart Gordon (D-TN)
Gene Green (D-TX)
Ralph Hall (R-TX)
Doc Hastings (R-WA)
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Bob Inglis (R-SC)
Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Walter Jones (R-NC)
Paul Kanjorski (D-PA)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Dale E. Kildee (D-MI)
Steve LaTourette (R-OH)


John Linder (R-GA)
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Howard McKeon (R-CA)
Gary Miller (R-CA)
Jeff Miller (R-FL)
Dennis Moore (D-KS)
Sue Myrick (R-NC)
Tom Petri (R-WI)
Bill Posey (R-FL)
Adam Putnam (R-FL)
George Radanovich (R-CA)
Nick Rahall (D-WV)
Silvestre Reyes (D-TX)
Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ)


Edward Royce (R-CA)
Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Adam Smith (D-WA)
Vic Snyder (D-AR)
Mark Souder (R-IN)
John Spratt (D-SC)
Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)
Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH)
Michael Turner (R-OH)
Fred Upton (R-MI)
Zach Wamp (R-TN)
Joe Wilson (R-SC)

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