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March 26, 2015
Testimony
On March 25, 2015, the Association of Global Automakers, Inc. provided testimony at the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard's (OEHHA) public hearings on proposed rulemakings for "Clear and Reasonable" Warnings and Lead Agency Website.
March 26, 2015
Press Release
EPA’s Performance Report Highlights Early Progress Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO For the second year in a row, all of our members who sold more than 100,000 units exceeded greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Manufacturer Performance Report for the 2013 model year shows that Global Automakers member companies, as a whole, had greater reductions of GHGs than required--- with margins of compliance ranging from 11 to 27 grams per mile. This is a direct result of our members’ commitment to...
March 25, 2015
Press Release
The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) officially welcomed the 114th Congressional House Auto Caucus on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening with a kick-off reception that included fellow supporting auto trade groups and industry representatives.   “We are especially honored to welcome Representatives Mike Kelly (PA-03) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) into their roles as the new House Auto Caucus co-chairs,” said John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers. “Their support in helping represent the diverse group of U.S. automakers, suppliers, and dealers that employ thousands of...
March 20, 2015
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments regarding the impact of EPA's proposed lower ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on March 17, 2015.
March 18, 2015
Letter
On March 13, 2015, Global Automakers formally endorsed H.R. 910, a bipartisan proposal introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Candice Miller and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. The bill clearly defines the installation of V2I communication equipment as an appropriate use of existing surface transportation funding dedicated to the improvement of highway safety. H.R. 910 is an important acknowledgement of the vast potential of V2I technology to improve our nation's roads.
March 11, 2015
Press Release
On March 11, 2015, the Association of Global Automakers became a formal member of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a leading advocacy group for pro-innovation connected car public policies. The mission of the Intelligent Car Coalition is to advocate for public policies that bring the benefits of innovation at the intersection of automotive and communications technologies to consumers and promote safety, mobility, and transportation efficiency on our nation's roads and highways.
February 22, 2015
Letter
In advance of a New Mexico House Judiciary Committee vote on the week of February 23, Global Automakers sent a letter of support for HB 328, which seeks to create criminal penalties for those individuals knowingly participating in the manufacture, sale or installation of counterfeit or nonfunctional airbags. The Association pointed out that similar legislation was recently enacted in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Ohio, with tremendous bipartisan support, and was adopted as a model bill by the Council of State Governments in 2015.
February 18, 2015
Letter
EPA released two proposed SNURS which waived the article exemption: "Significant New Use Rule: Toluene Diisocyanates and Related Compounds" and "Significant New Use Rules: Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylate and Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate Chemical Substances" on January 15th and January 23rd respectively. Given the complexity of the rules and the need to collect information, Global Automakers and Auto Alliance have jointly requested extensions of the comment periods. The submitted letters are attached.
February 13, 2015
Letter
In advance of a New Jersey Senate Law & Public Safety Committee vote on February 12, Global Automakers sent a letter of support for S2174, which seeks to create criminal penalties for those individuals knowingly participating in the manufacture, sale or installation of counterfeit or nonfunctional airbags. The Association pointed out that similar legislation was recently enacted in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Ohio, with tremendous bipartisan support, and was adopted as a model bill by the Council of State Governments in 2015.  S2174 passed the committee...
February 11, 2015
Letter
On February 10, 2015, Global Automakers sent members of the Connecticut Joint Committee on Energy & Technology a letter expressing the Association's strong support for HB 6030 and HB 6031, shell legislation for the adoption of zero emission vehicle incentives in the state. The committee held a concept hearing that day to discuss legislation, including the two bills.  In the letter, Global Automakers made the following suggestions for the ZEV state: 1. Legislators should support solutions that include incentives and infrastructure for all types of ZEV technologies, including plug-in...
February 10, 2015
Letter
Global Automakers and a coalition representing automobile manufacturers, motorists, state highway and transportation officials, and the intelligent transportation community sent a letter to Members of Congress on February 9, 2015, urging that they oppose legislation that endangers the deployment of critical new safety technology known as V2X. The legislation (S.424) was introduced by Senators Rubio and Booker on February 10, 2015.
February 6, 2015
Press Release
We, at Global Automakers, extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Representative Alan Nunnelee, of Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.   Rep. Nunnelee represented a manufacturing district that is home to Toyota’s Blue Springs Facility. As a co-chair of the House Auto Caucus, he was a strong advocate for the growth of manufacturing jobs and additional benefits that free trade brings to northern Mississippi.   Global Automakers commends Rep. Nunnelee’s public service to our country. His advocacy for American principles and democracy will be missed.
February 2, 2015
Letter
Global Automakers joined a number of major manufacturing and other industry groups to send a letter to House and Senate leaders on February 4 urging Congress to take up and pass trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. Attached is a copy of the letter.
January 30, 2015
Letter
On January 28, Global Automakers sent letters asking the sponsors of New Jersey legislation seeking to limit access to vehicle data recorder information, A 3579/S 2433, to accept proposed amendments in order to prevent the bill's unintended consequences. At a January 29 Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing, Global Automakers testified on the need for the amendments; the committee subsequently chose to hold the bill until a later time so the differences could be worked out. The sponsors of the legislation have since agreed to work with the Association to find agreeable fixes to the...
January 27, 2015
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO “Global Automakers welcomed today’s House and Senate hearings to discuss President Obama’s trade agenda. We support U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s continued commitment to a trade policy that includes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “Froman outlined how trade agreements support American jobs and Made in America exports. We agree. For the past 30 years, the United States has become an important hub for manufacturing and now exporting nearly 450,000 motor vehicles around the world. Our members have invested $47...
January 21, 2015
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO “The Association of Global Automakers welcomes President Obama’s call for progress on key elements of his trade policy agenda, in last night’s State of the Union address. We agree with the President that this will expand the U.S. economy and create jobs. “America will be better for it. We live in a global economy. We work in a global workforce. Free trade and sound trade agreements are not just important, they are vital to the future of American families, American workers and American competitiveness abroad. “Auto manufacturing...
January 15, 2015
Agency Comments
Global Automakers and the Alliance submitted joint comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed SNUR for 15 related chemical substances commonly known as nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). In the comment, the Associations listed the industry's ongoing uses of the chemicals, based on a blinded industry study, to supplement EPA's research and create a more complete database. The Associations believe this will better inform the rulemaking process. Eleven ongoing uses were listed, with names, CAS numbers, and applications. The full text of the comment...
December 18, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 18, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) praised U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) for their leadership in securing passage of the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. “This legislation builds on the existing investment by automakers in U.S. manufacturing,” said John Bozzella, Global Automakers president and CEO.  “The development of a highly skilled and innovative workforce is critical for the auto industry and this bill is a positive step forward.” The RAMI Act, cosponsored by Senators Brown...
December 16, 2014
Letter
On December 15, Global Automakers sent a letter to California Sen. Fran Pavley issuing support for her legislation, SB 39. This bill increases the cap on the number of “Green Stickers” permitting HOV lane access to certain alternative fuel vehicles from 70,000 to an as yet unspecified number, pending discussions with all stakeholders. Permitting single-occupancy driving on HOV lanes for owners of these vehicles has proven to be a powerful inducement for customers in their decision to purchase or lease alternative fuel vehicles.
December 8, 2014
Letter
On December 5, Global Automakers sent letters to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the members of City Council Finance Committee in opposition of Ordinance 02014-5037, 5037, which requires gasoline filling stations to offer E15 blended gasoline (15% ethanol) for sale. The Finance Committee held a hearing on December 8 to vote on the ordinance.
December 5, 2014
Letter
On December 5, Global Automakers sent a letter of opposition to New Jersey Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo regarding S 734, which directs the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to establish rules for operating automated vehicles for any purpose. The committee will be hearing S 734 on December 8, 2014 at 1PM Eastern.
December 5, 2014
Agency Comments
Global Automakers and Auto Alliance jointly submitted comments on DTSC's Draft Information Regulations for the Brake Friction Material Law on December 5, 2014. While we support the regulation and are pleased that DTSC has addressed a number of our previous concerns, we have some residual concerns such as reciprocity with Washington State's regulations, possible confusion with regards to exemptions, and the definition of "manufacturer." This is explained in greater detail in the attached comments.
December 5, 2014
Agency Comments
The “Joint Opening Comments Of Alliance Of Automobile Manufacturers, Association Of Global Automakers, and General Motors on the Phase 1 Decision Establishing Policy to Expand the Utilities’ Role in Development of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure” and Certificate of Service provide general support for the California Public Utility Commission's (CPUC or PUC) proposed decision to expand the role utilities in development of electric vehicle infrastructure.
December 2, 2014
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 2, 2014 – Global Automakers members support Toyota’s statement today regarding a collaborative effort among automakers to initiate independent third-party testing of Takata airbag inflators. Global Automakers believes this action is another important aspect of the continuing investigation into these issues. Our members take vehicle safety very seriously and strive to develop robust and reliable products. Cars on the road today are among the safest we have ever seen. Traffic fatalities have fallen by...
November 21, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 21 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) praised the Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) efforts to incentivize the purchase and deployment of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). At the Connecticut International Auto Show, representatives from Global Automakers, the state DEEP and the Connecticut Automotive Trades Association met to discuss the latest in automotive green technologies and strategies to get them into the hands of consumers. “We are pleased to see the state of Connecticut’s proactive approach to...

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