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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,, 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.

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UPDATE: CT and NV Governor’s Stay at Home Order

March 21, 2020

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont both announced stay at home orders for their states. In the Governor Sisolaks’ Executive Order under Section 7, states that “This directive shall not be construed to hinder the ability of the industries identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

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U.S. DHS CISA Includes Automotive Repair and Maintenance Facilities in Recommended Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Recommendations

March 20, 2020

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 Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and…

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CA Governor Announces Stay at Home Order

March 20, 2020

UPDATE: Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a stay at home order throughout the state of California except for essential needs as part of the states COVID19 response. “The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the…

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Prevent Combustion Engine Bans

September 19, 2023

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would block states from limiting sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act (H.R. 1435) passed 222-190, with eight Democrats voting in favor. The bill is not expected to progress through the Senate. The…

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EPA Clarifies Agricultural Equipment Repair Rights

August 8, 2023

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded to a request from the National Farmers Union (NFU) for clarity on their right to repair agricultural equipment. In its reply letter to the NFU, the EPA confirmed that the Clean Air Act of 1990 prohibits agricultural equipment manufacturers from preventing…

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EPA Official Testifies before House subcommittee on Proposed Emissions Regulations

June 21, 2023

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs heard testimony earlier today from Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). Members of the Republican majority expressed concerns with the EPA’s proposed regulations that…

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