Budd Cosponsors Bill to Protect Auto Racing in North Carolina

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Washington, DC, January 31, 2017 | comments

D.C., -- Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) cosponsored legislation that will prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from interfering with modifications of racecars used exclusively in competition.

“Stock car racing has deep roots in our state, going back generations. This bill protects that legacy by ensuring the EPA doesn’t get involved in regulating racecars. It was never 
congressional intent for the EPA to regulate vehicles that don’t travel on federal roads,” said Rep. Budd. “The EPA has said it won’t go after the stock car industry, but it’s important that there’s clarity going forward. This bill would provide that by ensuring changes to racecars remain outside of the EPA’s authority.”

The Recognizing The Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act) will help protect the more than 1 million jobs nationwide supported by the specialty auto industry, as well as a longtime tradition in our state.

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