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Perry Announces Bipartisan Auto Care Caucus Reaches 50th Member of Congress

Washington, May 21, 2020
U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) and the Auto Care Association announced today that Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), has joined as the 50th member of the bi-partisan Congressional Auto Care Caucus. The caucus was started in 2017 by Perry and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA), who wanted to share their enthusiasm and understanding of the auto care industry and garner more support for industry issues on Capitol Hill. Congressional caucuses are classified as “Congressional Member Organizations” and are made up of lawmakers who share common public policy goals pertaining to a particular interest, demographic or political party.

The caucus mission statement explains, in part, that the purpose of the Auto Care Caucus is to “…maintain a competitive free market for the motoring public; protect consumers’ vehicle data and the right to be the ultimate owners and stewards of their data; and to help ensure consumers have access to quality, convenient and affordable auto repairs, maintenance and parts.”

“The Congressional Auto Care Caucus fights for a free, competitive auto care market, as well as every American’s right to own and protect their personal data,” said Perry. “I’m honored to lead this bipartisan caucus with co-chair Rep. Brendan Boyle and the Auto Care Association. As we welcome our 50th member, this marked achievement is a clear statement that Congress supports the men and women working in the auto care industry and all motoring Americans.”

“As co-chair of the Auto Care Caucus, I am extremely encouraged to see so many of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle who have joined,” said Boyle. “Our robust caucus membership growth is a clear acknowledgment of how significant this industry has become in all of our districts as well as a commitment to keeping our constituents on the road, safely and economically.”

“As the association’s presence on the Hill has grown, the Auto Care Association’s government affairs team has found that members of Congress are grateful to make the connection with an industry that brings so many jobs and substantial economic impact to their own districts,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “During the COVID-19 pandemic it was evident that our relationship, and the relationship of our members with congressional representatives was critical for our industry,” said Hanvey.

The current members of the Auto Care Caucus include:
Troy Balderson, R-Ohio
Jim Banks, R-Ind.
Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
Brendan Boyle, D-Pa.
Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y.
Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Julia Brownley, D-Calif.
Tim Burchett, R-Tenn.
Tony Cardenas, D-Calif.
Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.
Gil Cisneros, D-Calif.
Lou Correa, D-Calif.
Joe Cunningham, D-S.C.
Warren Davidson, R-Ohio
Pete DeFazio, D-Ore.
Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.
Mike Doyle, D-Pa.
Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.
Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.
Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J.
Garret Graves, R-La.
Brett Guthrie, R-Ky.
Alcee Hastings, D-Fla.
Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.
Richard Hudson, R-N.C.
Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
John Joyce, R-Pa.
Dan Kildee, D-Mich.
Ann Kuster, D-N.H.
John Larson, D-Conn.
Bob Latta, R-Ohio
Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich.
Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa
Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.
Roger Marshall, R-Kan.
Dave McKinley, R-W.V.
Carol Miller, R-W.V.
Donald Norcross, D-N.J.
Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz.
Chris Pappas, D-N.H.
Scott Perry, R-Pa.
Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.
Darren Soto, D-Fla.
Haley Stevens, D-Mich.
Glenn T. Thompson, R-Pa.
Dina Titus, D-Nev.
Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.
Marc Veasey, D-Texas
Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.
Susan Wild, D-Pa.
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