Bill promoting remanufactured auto parts passes House
A bill encouraging the use of remanufactured parts in federal vehicle repairs is headed to President Obamaês desk for his signature. The legislation in Congress specifies that remanufactured parts must be used when doing so lowers costs, maintains quality and performance and does not compromise safety. The bill originated in the Senate and passed the House unanimously, after being proposed by representatives from Michigan.
The federal government spends nearly $1 billion per year on maintenance for federal vehicles, and promoting the use of less expensive remanufactured parts for repairs will cut costs and save taxpayer dollars, said Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.). The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association endorsed the bill.Download Bulletin PDF