WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) thanked retiring members of the House and Senate Auto Caucuses for their dedication to the industry.
“The Congressional Auto Caucuses play an important role in keeping the auto industry part of the conversation when shaping relevant public policy,” said John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers. “The industry has experienced highs and lows, and we have had the privilege of seeing them do their best work during our worst times.”
The Senate and House Auto Caucuses provide a forum for Members of Congress to exchange ideas and influence policy on issues that affect the U.S. automotive industry and in turn, the U.S. economy. Several other auto trade groups and industry representatives joined Global Automakers on Capitol Hill to pay homage to several long time industry advocates who will be retiring at the end of their current terms. These include:
• Senate Co Chair, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
• House Co-Chair, Rep. John Campbell (R-45-CA)
• Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
• Representative John Dingell (D-12-MI)
• Representative Spencer Bachus (R-6-AL)
• Representative Dave Camp (R-4-MI)
• Representative Tom Latham (R-3-IA)
• Representative Mike Rogers (R-8-MI)
“Today’s U.S. auto industry is made up of a diverse and innovative group of manufacturers that is invigorating our economy and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs,” said Bozzella. “We look forward to continuing to work with Auto Caucus members.”
The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.