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David Bauer Joins Global Automakers as Manager of State Affairs


WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 5, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes David Bauer as Manager of State Affairs.  Bauer has experience in both the Maryland General Assembly and on Capitol Hill.

“David’s experience and education will be an asset to the Association as we develop lobbying strategies on a wide array of state level political and policy issues,” said Gordon Fry, Global Automakers’ director of state affairs.

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Statement Regarding New Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Standards for MY 2017 – 2025 Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 27, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) supports the Administration’s and California’s commitment to continue on the path of a harmonized national greenhouse gas (GHG)/fuel economy program for passenger cars and light duty trucks.

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Global Automakers Expands Federal Affairs Team with New Hire

WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 5, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Kristin Meadors as Federal Affairs Analyst.  Kristin will assist Global Automakers Federal Affairs team with its lobbying efforts and analysis of legislative activities affecting the Association’s member companies.

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Opposition to Massachusetts "Right to Repair" Act

ARLINGTON, VA,— The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today testified in opposition to The Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act of 2007 (HB 296). While AIAM supports the ability of consumers to have their vehicles repaired at places of their choice, AIAM told Massachusetts legislators during a hearing today that the bill was unnecessary, counterproductive and did not adequately protect consumers’ vehicle security information.

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Comments on Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Assessment on Pedestrian Safety

Global Automakers submitted comments with regard to NHTSA’s July 12, 2011 notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on pedestrian safety. This initiative relates to the planned NHTSA rulemaking to establish a standard requiring that electric and hybrid vehicles be equipped with a pedestrian alert sound system that would activate in certain vehicle operating conditions.

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Global Automakers Commitment Letter to 2017 - 2025 Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy CAFE Standards

Global Automakers submitted a cover and commitment letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson for the 2017-2025 GHG-CAFE supplemental Notice of Intent announced on Friday, July 29, 2011.  Also attached is California’s commitment letter dated July 28, 2011.  

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Global Automakers Joined ITS America Letter to Congress to Protect Spectrum for Vehicle Safety Communications

Global Automakers signed a letter coordinated by ITS America to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology urging the removal of provisions to mandate the auction of the 5.9 GHz band from current legislative proposals regarding spectrum auctions. The letter was signed by 42 other signatories as well.

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Julia Rege Joins Global Automakers as Senior Manager of Environment and Energy Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 14, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Julia Rege as Senior Manager of Environment and Energy Affairs.   Rege brings more than 10 years experience working on environment and energy regulatory activities.

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Global Automakers Expands Safety Policy Team with New Hire

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 9, 2011 –The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is expanding its technical staff, with the addition of Paul Scullion, to increase support for the Association’s vehicle safety-related legislative and regulatory activities.

Scullion was previously with the George Washington University National Crash Analysis Center as a senior research associate. He analyzed real-world crash data to identify opportunities for improvements in vehicle crashworthiness and occupant injury mitigation.

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Statement in Support of Changes to the Fuel Economy Label

WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 25, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers has long supported efforts to create one national fuel economy label that is easily understood by consumers to help them make informed vehicle purchases.  A straightforward and meaningful label is especially important as new vehicles enter the marketplace and consumers need help understanding the fuel economy benefits that can come with purchasing plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and other advanced technology vehicles.  

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