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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Our Washington, D.C., office – located just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives office buildings – is ASA members’ link to the legislative and regulatory issues that are most relevant to automotive repair businesses.

ASA monitors issues at the state and federal level, identifying legislation and regulations most important to members. ASA’s D.C. office serves as an advocate on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies on behalf of independent repairers. ASA provides information and grassroots opportunities through its legislative website, TakingTheHill.org, and various association publications. ASA’s goal is to advance the plight of independent automotive repairers, protecting our members from legislation and regulations that may harm their businesses, and advancing those policies that make our members’ businesses stronger.

Featured Posts

New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act”

March 26, 2024

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have reintroduced the Used Car Safety Recall Act. The legislation would prohibit automotive dealers from selling, leasing, or loaning a used vehicle with an outstanding safety recall. Dealers would need to repair the outstanding recall before selling it…

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US EPA Issues Final Rule on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions

March 21, 2024

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its finalized rule on vehicle emissions. It requires that, across an automaker’s entire fleet, the vehicles’ emissions are reduced 49 percent on average from 2027 to 2032. This rule was initially proposed in the spring of 2023. At the time, the…

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FTC to Hold Virtual Informal Hearing on Proposed Rule Prohibiting Junk Fees

March 21, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will hold an informal virtual hearing on April 24, 2024 at 10AM E.T. as part of its review of its proposed rule prohibiting “junk fees.” ASA provided comments to the FTC on this proposal in February in which it raised concerns that…

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Bill Introduced in U.S. House that would Raise Restrictions on EV Tax Credit Qualifications

April 17, 2024

A bill was introduced in Congress by U.S. Representative Carol Miller (R-WV) that would make it harder for electric vehicles (EVs) to qualify for EV tax credits. Under regulation set by Treasury under authority set in the Inflation Reduction Act, an EV is not eligible for the $7,500 tax credit…

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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule

April 10, 2024

The United States Senate voted 53-47 to overturn a rule previously issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The rule requires states to calculate greenhouse gas emissions caused by highway usage. It also requires each state to set targets, determined by the state, to reduce those emissions. There are no…

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US EPA Issues Final Rule on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions

March 21, 2024

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its finalized rule on vehicle emissions. It requires that, across an automaker’s entire fleet, the vehicles’ emissions are reduced 49 percent on average from 2027 to 2032. This rule was initially proposed in the spring of 2023. At the time, the…

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