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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

AV Association Releases Report Touting AV Road Record

April 10, 2024

The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) has released a report that touts the safety record and recent milestones in the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) industry. The report notes that AVs have now driven nearly 70 million miles on roads in the United States. It also notes that the number of miles…

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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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Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation

April 9, 2024

For the second year in a row, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed a bill passed by the legislature that would have allowed autonomous vehicles to operate on the roads in the state. The State House passed the bill – HB 7 – on a 61-31 vote, while the…

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ASA Launches “Repair Policy Scan Tool” Legislative Newsletter

January 30, 2024

Lawmakers rely on constituent feedback to make good decisions. Staying informed about the laws they are considering that could impact an auto repair shop owner or operator’s ability to run a successful business empowers repairers to speak up in crucial moments. But it’s hard to keep up with the news,…

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UPDATE: EPA Sends Tailpipe Emissions Proposal to White House for Final Review

January 22, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its high profile tailpipe rules proposal to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. The proposal’s intended impact is for 67 percent of light-vehicles sold in the United States by 2032 to electric vehicles (EVs). OMB is…

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Biden Admin Awards $623 Million in Grants to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

January 12, 2024

The Biden Administration has announced that it has awarded grants worth a combined $623 million to help expand EV charging infrastructure in the United States. Administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the grants are funded by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which allocated $2.5 billion towards…

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