Monday, 11 June 2018 17:29

Certification, Legislation Related to Non-OEM Parts Get Spotlighted at Convention

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Ray Colas, director of government affairs for LKQ Corporation Ray Colas, director of government affairs for LKQ Corporation


Mark Pryor, a former Senator from Arkansas who is now a partner with a legal and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. that is representing the “Quality Parts Coalition,” said that group is pressing for a vote on the bill by a U.S. House committee before the mid-term elections in November.

But the legislation faces some big hurdles to overcome before this Congress ends. Even if passed by the committee, the bill would still need to be scheduled for a vote in the House, and there’s been no action on the Senate version of the legislation. Two of the bills’ four primary sponsors (Republicans Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Rep. Darrell Issa of California) have announced their retirement from Congress this year, and most D.C. observers aren’t predicting a flurry of legislative activity in the final six months of the 115th Congress.

John Yoswick, a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing about the automotive industry since 1988, is also the editor of the weekly CRASH Network (www.CrashNetwork.com). He can be contacted by email at john@CrashNetwork.com.

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