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Apr
03
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

We’ve just come through an…. interesting… debate on health care, and the next subject up may be tax reform. 

One key element of a plan being put forward is described as a “border adjustment tax.”  It’s definitely a tax, but the only thing it adjusts is who will actually pay taxes, on what.  And that’s why Global Automakers opposes it as outlined in the House Blueprint on Tax Reform.

Feb
28
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Be honest: few of us really know what to expect from President Trump’s first address to Congress tonight, and that’s one reason the event is likely to get good ratings. We do know what he campaigned for and what he has chosen to emphasize in his first month in office. Those of us at Global Automakers are eager to hear more, especially about his ideas to grow American manufacturing.

Feb
24
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

This week Global Automakers formally requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw the decision it made in the final days of the Obama Administration on future greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for motor vehicles.   We’ve said for some time that we’d be making the request, but it’s still worth reviewing why we did. 

Dec
20
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Like the departing administrations before it, President Obama and his team are busy wrapping up outstanding issues as they prepare to leave office. On that list were two big issues with implications for the auto industry going far beyond President Obama's tenure. One was handled with care and diligence; the other has prompted serious questions about the objectivity and fairness of the proceedings.

Oct
21
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

We‘re on a journey that should lead us to safer, more efficient and more inclusive transportation, thanks to connected and automated vehicle technologies.  And, we’ve come to a critical navigation point.

We’re on the verge of deploying technologies that could fundamentally change how we move people and goods.   But, as with other major technology-driven shifts, the focus often turns to the worst potential outcomes from these developments.  And, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing – unless it leads to bad public policy.

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