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Report: What you need to know about job training programs

July 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Report: What you need to know about job training programs

FTC Votes Unanimously to Adopt Policy Statement on Repair Restrictions Imposed by Manufacturers and Sellers

July 21, 2021 | Comments Off on FTC Votes Unanimously to Adopt Policy Statement on Repair Restrictions Imposed by Manufacturers and Sellers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 5-0 today to adopt the Policy Statement on Repair Restrictions Imposed by Manufacturers and Sellers. The commission voted during their open commission meeting this afternoon. Earlier this year, the FTC released a report entitled “Nixing the Fix” that addressed repair restrictions in the automotive industry and others that are…

ASA Signs on to FTC Letter With AAVOR

July 21, 2021 | Comments Off on ASA Signs on to FTC Letter With AAVOR

ASA signed on to a letter from the American Alliance for Vehicle Owners Rights (AAVOR) ahead of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) open meeting Wednesday, July 21. The FTC is meeting this week to discuss a policy statement in response to the 2020 “Nixing the Fix” document released by the agency. In the letter, members…

ASA Sends Letter to FTC in Response to “Nixing the Fix Report”

July 19, 2021 | Comments Off on ASA Sends Letter to FTC in Response to “Nixing the Fix Report”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a July 21 open meeting. On the agenda is: Proposed Policy Statement on Repair Restrictions Imposed by Manufacturers and Sellers: The FTC Act authorizes the Commission to adopt policy statements. The Commission will vote on whether to issue a new policy statement, following the Commission’s “Nixing the Fix” report which was unanimously…

OSHA Secretary Advocates for More Inspectors

July 15, 2021 | Comments Off on OSHA Secretary Advocates for More Inspectors

Marty Walsh, the Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) spoke in front of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies regarding the FY 2022 budget for the U.S. Department of Labor. In his submitted statement, the secretary noted that the Department of Labor’s worker…

President Biden Signs Executive Order, Directs FTC to Address Agricultural Right to Repair

July 9, 2021 | Comments Off on President Biden Signs Executive Order, Directs FTC to Address Agricultural Right to Repair

President Joe Biden signed an executive order this afternoon aimed at promoting competition in the United States economy. Included in this executive order is a directive to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to address right to repair issues for owners of farm equipment and small electronics. The order “encourages the FTC to limit powerful equipment…

“Drugged Driving” Accidents are on the Rise

July 9, 2021 | Comments Off on “Drugged Driving” Accidents are on the Rise

To date, 37 states have legalized medical or recreational cannabis use for adults. However, testing for drugged driving has remained negligent, which is correlated to an increase in accidents involving impaired drivers. THC can remain in a person’s system for weeks after use, which means there is no real-time test to determine the “intoxication” level…

Congressman Rush Withdraws Vehicle Data Access Amendment

June 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Congressman Rush Withdraws Vehicle Data Access Amendment

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) withdrew his proposed amendment to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. The amendment would have “established a right to repair for motor vehicle owners”. Congressman Rush withdrew the amendment prior to debate early this week after it faced opposition from motor vehicle manufacturers. The INVEST in America Act is the…

NHTSA Releases Reporting Requirement for Autonomous Vehicles

June 29, 2021 | Comments Off on NHTSA Releases Reporting Requirement for Autonomous Vehicles

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an order on Tuesday requiring all manufacturers and operators of autonomous vehicles to report crashes to the agency. This requirement will force manufacturers of autonomous vehicles, such as Tesla, to send information regarding crashes to the government. This information has previously been withheld or has been difficult…

Bipartisan Group Agrees on Infrastructure Framework Including $15 Billion for EVs

June 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Bipartisan Group Agrees on Infrastructure Framework Including $15 Billion for EVs

After months of negotiation, President Joe Biden has signed off on an infrastructure framework proposed by a bipartisan group of 10 senators. The bipartisan framework, which was led by Senator Kristen Sinema (D-AZ), and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), will include a total $600 billion in new spending for roads, bridges, and other traditional infrastructure.  …

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