Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:57

Enthusiast Letters Expand RPM Act Support in Congress

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Congressional support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2021, H.R. 3281, rapidly expanded recently as a direct result of the letters that members of the motorsports parts industry, racers and enthusiasts wrote to their lawmakers asking them to co-sponsor the bill.

The RPM Act now has 90 bipartisan co-sponsors, as eight more members of the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to publicly support the bill, including U.S. Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Mark Green (R-TN), Mary Miller (R-IL), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Don Bacon (R-NE), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), James Comer (R-KY) and John Curtis (R-UT).


SEMA government affairs staff had a chance to catch up with Bacon, who represents the Omaha metropolitan area, to thank him for cosponsoring the RPM Act. More than 1,300 of Bacon’s constituents have written him in 2021 about the RPM Act, and their requests were answered when he agreed to cosponsor the bill.


“The racing community is passionate about ensuring that Congress clarifies in federal law that it is legal to modify vehicles for racing,” said Bacon. “The RPM Act is critically important to preserving the right to race dedicated vehicles that started out as street-legal vehicles, on the track. This legislation is good policy and is strongly supported by my constituents.”


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.


Click here to see the current list of RPM Act co-sponsors, and 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