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U.S. House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on PPP

February 5, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Committee this week held a hearing entitled “State of the Small Business Economy in the Era of COVID-19”. During the hearing, lawmakers questioned four witnesses: Sharon Pinder, President and CEO of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Stephen Shoaps, owner of Strother Cinema in Oklahoma,…

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ASA Signs Letter Opposing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021

February 4, 2021

This morning, ASA signed onto a letter sent by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) to the U.S. Congress opposing the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. This legislation, if passed, would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years. According to the…

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ASA Urges the U.S. Congress to Pursue Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

February 3, 2021

Today, the Coalition for Future Mobility (CFM), a group that includes the Automotive Service Association and 44 other auto industry stakeholders, sent a letter to the U.S. Congress encouraging the support of autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation this year. In the letter, CFM urged the U.S. Congress to establish a federal…

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Automakers Withdrawal from California Emissions Litigation

February 2, 2021

The Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation (CSAR), a coalition of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp., Fiat Chrysler, and Hyundai, announced this morning their withdrawal from an emissions lawsuit between California and the federal government. The group of automakers have been defending the federal government in their petition to revoke California’s…

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Analysis: Electric Vehicle Adoption

January 28, 2021

The Biden administration has made it clear that environmental reform and fighting climate change will be a top policy issue for the next four years. A central tenet of new environmental policy is likely to be a push for electric and zero-emission vehicles. Read an analysis of electric vehicle adoption…

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President Biden Signs Executive Order on the Climate Crisis

January 27, 2021

President Biden signed today an “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad”. This executive order is the first step in the Biden administration’s sweeping plans for environmental reform over the next four years. In the order, President Biden reiterates his goal of for a carbon-free electricity…

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