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Thursday, 01 July 2021 23:09

RPM Act Gains Steam in the U.S. House of Representatives

Written by SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act), H.R. 3281, continues to expand each day as members of Congress receive an outpouring of support for the bill from racers and the motorsports parts industry.

Over the past few weeks, 12 House members have agreed to cosponsor the bill, including U.S. Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Robert Latta (R-OH), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), David Kustoff (R-TN), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Carol Miller (R-WV), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Trent Kelly (R-MS) and Jared Golden (D-ME).

 

McKinley’s support for the RPM Act is particularly noteworthy. McKinley serves as the ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, which has jurisdiction over the legislation.

 

The congressman cosponsored the RPM Act bill as a result of the strong support that his constituents voiced for the legislation and the importance of the bill to the racing community in West Virginia and motorsports parts businesses. McKinley also cosponsored the RPM Act during the 2019-20 session of Congress.

 

The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee the right to modify street cars, trucks and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, and ensure the industry can offer parts that enable racers to compete.

 

It is imperative lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act. Currently, 77 members of the House have cosponsored the bill. Click here to see the current list of RPM Act cosponsors, and don’t forget to send a letter to your U.S. representative asking them to support the bill and fight for it to become law.

 

For details, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.

 

Source: SEMA