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Support for Right to Repair bill reaches 51

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Congressional support of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) has reached 51.

Reps. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Donna Christensen (D-V.I.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Collin Peterson (DFL-Minn.) and Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) are the most recent co-sponsors of the Right to Repair Act.

Kathleen Schmatz, CEO and president of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), says the Right to Repair Act is a "critical piece of pro-consumer and pro-small business legislation.”

"Every single person who owns or operates a vehicle stands to suffer economically if the Right to Repair Act is not passed.”

According to a new study conducted by John Dunham and Associates for AAIA) and the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE), independent auto repair shops save American consumers nearly $26 billion annually, or $360 per family.

(The data, which is available not only by state, but also by congressional district, and can be viewed at

“This new study shows that the automotive aftermarket and its independent repair shops are a central part of the U.S. economy," says Ray Pohlman, president of CARE. "Passage of the Right to Repair Act will prevent a vehicle repair monopoly by ensuring that consumers have safe and affordable choices when it comes to auto repair.”
For more information about the Right to Repair Act, visit

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