RPM Act Adds Key Supporters In Congress

RPM Act Adds Key Supporters In Congress
(From left to right): Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). 

Support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act) continues to expand as members of Congress receive an outpouring of support for the bill from racers and the motorsports’ parts industry. Over the past few weeks, several members of Congress have agreed to co-sponsor the RPM Act, H.R. 3281 and S. 2736, including Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), and Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA). 

PRI government affairs staff had a chance to catch up with Rep. Maloney about the RPM Act. Congressman Maloney represents New York’s 18th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. His Hudson River Valley district is home to Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY, and a passionate racing community.

“Car racing is a treasured American pastime that extends from Daytona Beach down to the hundreds of local tracks where hobbyists and professionals alike work on their cars and prepare for race day,” said Rep. Maloney. “I am proud to support the RPM Act, a critical bill that will ensure well-intentioned policies to protect the planet don’t inadvertently undermine a sport beloved by so many folks here in the Hudson Valley and all across the country.” 

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. Lawmakers must continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act, as we need your help now more than ever.

Below is a list of things you can do right now to help to pass the RPM Act:

  • Call or send a letter to your lawmakers at: saveourracecars.com. A letter has already been drafted. It takes less than a minute.
  • Sign a letter to your lawmakers on company letterhead—email erics@sema.org for a template and more information.
  • Post about the RPM Act on your company’s social media accounts using the toolkit of digital assets or pass out a flyer at your business of events. 
  • Learn more about PRI’s Political Action Committee (Performance Racing PAC) at performanceracing.com/pac. Performance Racing PAC allows PRI members to support the lawmakers that stand up for racing in Washington.

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

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