Congress Introduces Resolution to Overturn EPA's Tailpipe Regulation

Click here to send a letter encouraging your federal legislators to support the resolution

In response to the EPA's recently finalized tailpipe emissions standards for Model Years 2027 to 2032, which require automakers to ramp up electric vehicle sales to comply, U.S. Representative John James (R-MI) and U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, H.J. Res. 136 and S.J. Res. 75, to overturn the regulation. SEMA strongly supports the CRA, which simply requires a majority vote in both the Senate and House in order to pass it. 

Under the EPA's tailpipe emissions standards, up to 83% of new vehicles sold by 2032 could be forms of electric vehicles. Congress must pass this resolution, which would stop the EPA's regulatory overreach, allow consumers to have the freedom to decide which vehicle works best for their families, and prevent vehicle manufacturers from being forced to meet unrealistic mandates driven by the most aggressive motor vehicle emissions regulations in U.S. history. 


Legislative Alerts


Alaska House Approves Bill to Protect Vehicle Choice

The Alaska House of Representatives approved SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 375) to ensure consumers' choice of vehicle power plants and fuel technology by preventing a state agency, county, or city from limiting access to internal combustion engines.  The bill is scheduled for a Senate Committee on Transportation hearing on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

► Alaska residents: send a letter to lawmakers supporting this pro-industry legislation: