RPM Act Gains Steam With 17 New Co-Sponsors

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Support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act), H.R. 3281, continues to expand each day as members of Congress receive an outpouring of support for the bill from racers and the motorsports’ parts industry. Over the past few weeks, 17 House members have agreed to co-sponsor the bill, including US Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Robert Latta (R-OH), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), David Kustoff (R-TN), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Carol Miller (R-WV), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Jared Golden (D-ME), Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY), Andy Barr (R-KY), Jay Obernolte (R-CA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), and Austin Scott (R-GA).

Rep. McKinley’s support for the RPM Act is particularly noteworthy, as he serves as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, which has jurisdiction over the legislation. The Congressman co-sponsored the RPM Act bill as a result of the strong support that his constituents voiced for the legislation. Rep. McKinley also co-sponsored the RPM Act during the 2019–2020 session of Congress, as he understands the importance of the bill to the racing community in West Virginia and motorsports parts businesses.

The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee your right to modify street cars, trucks, and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, and ensure that the industry can offer parts that enable racers to compete. It is imperative that lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act. Currently, 82 members of the House have co-sponsored the bill. Click here to see the current list of RPM Act co-sponsors, and don’t forget to send a letter to your US Representative asking them to support the bill and fight for it to become law. 

For details, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.

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