SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 17, April 28, 2016

Racing Community Makes Its Voice Heard, But More To Do

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Legislators across the country are supporting the Congressional bill that will save racing, but many elected officials have yet to sign on as co-sponsors. Action is needed.

Since introduction in March, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act has received support from dozens of legislators who have signed on as co-sponsors. As the racing industry sits in limbo, the Congressional bill is critical to providing the industry with certainty. The RPM Act will allow emissions-certified street vehicles to continue to be converted for competition use, both now and in the future.

We thank the sponsors of the House and the Senate bills, listed below:

House Bill

H.R.4715, Sponsored by Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]

Cosponsors (Alphabetical by State):

* indicates that the member was an original RPM Act cosponsor.

ALABAMA

Rep. Brooks, MO [R-AL-5]
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]

ARIZONA

Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]

ARKANSAS

Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3]

CALIFORNIA

Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21]
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45]

COLORADO

Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO]
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]

FLORIDA

Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26]
Rep. Jolly, David [R-FL-13]
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]*
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10]

GEORGIA

Rep. Carter, Buddy [R-GA]
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]

ILLINOIS

Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12]
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]
Rep. Foster, Bill [D–IL–11]
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18]
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6]

INDIANA

Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]

IOWA

Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1]
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]

KANSAS

Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R–KS–2]
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]

KENTUCKY

Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]

LOUISIANA

Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]

MICHIGAN

Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]
Rep. Bishop, Mike (R-MI)
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4]
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11]
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]

MINNESOTA

Rep. Emmer, Tom [R–MN–6]
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2]
Rep. Nolan, Richard [D–MN–8]
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]
Rep. Walz, Timothy K. [D-MN-1]

MISSISSIPPI

Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1]

MISSOURI

Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]

NEBRASKA

Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2]
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]

NEVADA

Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]
Rep. Hardy, Cresent [R-NV]

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1]

NEW YORK

Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY–22]
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]*

NORTH CAROLINA

Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2]  
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5]
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]*
Rep. Jones, Walter [R-NC]
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]

NORTH DAKOTA

Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]

OHIO

Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16]
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick [R-OH]
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad [R–OH–2]

OKLAHOMA

Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]

OREGON

Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]

PENNSYLVANIA

Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18]
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA]
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]

SOUTH CAROLINA

Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1]

TENNESSEE

Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. “Chuck” [R-TN-3]
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]

TEXAS

Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]*
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]

VIRGINIA

Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4]
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5]

WEST VIRGINIA

Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2]

WISCONSIN

Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI]
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]

Senate Bill

S.2659, Sponsored by Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]

Cosponsors (Alphabetical by State):

* indicates that the member was an original RPM Act cosponsor.

ALABAMA

Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL]

ARIZONA

Sen. McCain, John [R–AZ}

ARKANSAS

Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]

COLORADO

Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]

FLORIDA

Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R–FL]

GEORGIA

Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]

IDAHO

Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]

INDIANA

Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]

KANSAS

Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]

LOUISIANA 

Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]

MICHIGAN

Sen. Peters, Gary [D–MI]

MISSOURI

Sen. Blunt, Roy [R–MO]

MONTANA       

Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]   

NEBRASKA

Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]         

NEVADA

Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]*

NORTH CAROLINA

Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]*

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]
Sen. Thune, John [R–SD]

WEST VIRGINA

Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]*
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]

WYOMING

Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]

Many legislators have yet to sign on to the bill. Urge your representative to support the RPM Act by visiting www.sema.org/rpm today. Businesses can be even more instrumental in influencing their reps and are asked to contact the SEMA D.C. office at san@sema.org to find out how they can help. The SEMA D.C. team has resources to make it simple and easy for your company to make a tremendous impact.

Our voices are being heard, but we need to continue to take action!

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