The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to create a commission that would recommend ways to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Route 66, which was commissioned in 1926 as the first all-paved U.S. highway.
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The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to create a “Restore Bonneville” program in April 2020, which will dramatically increase the amount of salt being pumped onto the Bonneville Salt Flats.
President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), H.R. 1957, which is critically important to revitalizing America’s outdoor recreation infrastructure.
The Americans for Free Trade (AFT) coalition, which includes SEMA, sent a letter urging the U.S. Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to extend product exclusions granted under the Section 301 China tariffs for at least one year.
SEMA, along with hundreds of trade associations and companies, have called on the U.S. Congress to provide temporary and targeted COVID-19 liability protection by passing the “Safe to Work Act” (S. 4317).
The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) is preparing the historic salt flats of Bonneville for the annual land-speed event of Speed Week (August 8–14).
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking public feedback on the effectiveness of current state- and employer-provided paid leave programs, and how access or lack of access to paid leave programs impacts America’s workers and their families.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing to consolidate its longstanding policy on enforcing unqualified “Made in USA” claims within a regulation (Part 323—Made in USA Labeling), making it easier for businesses to understand the requirements.
The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passed two SEMA-supported bills that make it easier for Congress to prevent overly burdensome regulations from becoming law.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), H.R. 1957, a bill that is critically important to revitalizing America’s outdoor recreation industry.