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Thursday, 15 July 2021 14:17

Support for the RPM Act Expands in the U.S. House of Representatives

Written by SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Ralph Sheheen, left, owner of Speed Sport magazine; Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), center, the lead sponsor of the RPM Act; and Greg Fornelli, right, owner of SRI Performance. Ralph Sheheen, left, owner of Speed Sport magazine; Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), center, the lead sponsor of the RPM Act; and Greg Fornelli, right, owner of SRI Performance.

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Congressional support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act), H.R. 3281, continues to expand as racers and members of the motorsports’ parts industry write their members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the bill.

The RPM Act now has 82 bipartisan cosponsors, as five members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently agreed to publicly support the bill, including U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Austin Scott (R-GA), Jay Obernolte (R-CA), Andy Barr (R-KY) and Michael Cloud (R-TX).

 

While the House has been out of session for two weeks in July, members of Congress have been getting out in the communities they represent to meet with their constituents.

 

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the lead sponsor of the RPM Act, recently visited SRI Performance in Mooresville, NC, which sells racing and street performance products. During the visit, McHenry spoke with Greg Fornelli, owner of SRI Performance, Ralph Sheheen, owner of Speed Sport magazine, and David Miller, executive director of the North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA), about the importance of passing the RPM Act.

 

“It was great to visit SRI Performance,” said McHenry. “SRI is a leader in providing racing parts for the motorsports industry. Racing has a long and storied history in North Carolina and is an important part of our economy. Recently, I was proud to...


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