Today, U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) was named Republican Co-Chair of the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus for the 118th Congress. Mullin joins Democratic Co-Chair U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) in spearheading the group.
Founded in 1996, this bipartisan caucus recognizes the contributions the automotive performance and motorsports industry have made to the U.S. economy.
“As a lifelong automotive enthusiast, I am glad to join Senator Tester in co-chairing the Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus,” said Senator Mullin.“Together, we’re pushing back against bureaucratic red tape and overregulation that aims to phase out the entire industry— one that serves as a centerpiece in the lives of millions of Americans.”
“There are few things I enjoy more than spending time on my farm with my son fixing up classic cars,” said Senator Tester. “That’s why I’m rev’d up to continue to serve as co-chair of the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus alongside Senator Mullin to promote the engines that drive our economy and pass on this passion to future generations.”
“Senator Mullin is an incredible advocate for automotive enthusiasts, racers, and over 1 million men and women who work in the specialty automotive aftermarket,”said SEMA President and CEO Mike Spagnola. “SEMA thanks Sen. Mullin for his leadership on legislation to protect aftermarket businesses and the millions of enthusiasts who make the industry possible. We look forward to working with him and the other co-chairs in the new Congress to protect the right to modify and repair vehicles, race, and maintain motorized access to public lands.”