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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

Senator Cardin Sits Down to Discuss PPP

May 6, 2020

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the ranking democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined Politico’s chief economic correspondent, Ben White, to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to Americans. Over the past few weeks, many small business owners have applied…

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IRS Issued PPP Guidance Creates Upset Amongst Lawmakers

May 6, 2020

Last week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that would prevent businesses from deducting expenses like rent and wages that are covered with the loans from the PPP. The IRS interpretation is the opposite of how Congressional lawmakers intended it. U.S. Senators Chuck…

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U.S. DOL Holds National Dialogue on Reopening America’s Workplaces

May 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking comment and input from the public regarding reopening workplaces. Per the DOL: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) invites small business and workers to participate in the DOL’s “Opening America’s Workplaces Again National Online Dialogue.” Through this dialogue, the public can play…

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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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