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Congressman calls for GSA to halt sale of recalled vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, recently wrote a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy regarding the GSA policies of sale and lease of automobiles subject to manufacturer recall. In his…

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Automotive Aftermarket Associations Urge Congressional Leaders to Oppose Cash for Clunkers Program Major automotive aftermarket associations, including the Auto Care Association, Tire Industry Association and Service Station Dealers of American and Allied Trades, the Automotive Oil Change Association, and the Automotive Service Association, sent a letter to Congressional leaders in opposition of a new “Cash…

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UPDATE: D.C. Includes Auto Repair as Essential Service District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a closure of all non-essential businesses to slow the spread of COVID19. Mayor Bowser included automotive repair, mechanic shops and related facilities. To read the full announcement from Mayor Bowser, click here. Categories Auto Repair Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information…

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UPDATE: DE, LA, and OH Include Auto Repair as Essential Businesses Delaware Governor John Carney announced a stay at home order and a list of all essential and non-essential businesses. The list includes automotive repair and maintenance. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards both announced stay at home orders as well,…

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UPDATE For Michigan Repairers Below is Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order relative to COVID-19.   Please review the entire order but specifically note the highlighted provisions numbers 5 and 8.   These are important provisions for automotive repairers.    To read the full Executive Order, click here. Categories Auto Repair Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information…

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UPDATE: MD and VA Include Auto Repair as Essential Services Maryland Governor Larry Hogan enacted an emergency order to close all non-essential businesses across the state. The order “requires the closure of anything that is not included in the” U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce memorandum, which includes…

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U.S. DHS CISA Includes Automotive Repair and Maintenance Facilities in Recommended Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Recommendations UPDATE: “As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the…

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