H.R. 1613, introduced to the House by Congressmen Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) and Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), requires federal agencies to encourage the use of remanufactured parts when doing so lowers costs, maintains quality and performance and does not compromise safety.
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The House bill’s companion legislation, S.B. 565, was passed by the full Senate on June 15, 2015, after being introduced by Senators Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and James Lankford (R-Oklahoma).
The bipartisan, companion legislation followed a 2013 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which confirmed the benefits of remanufactured motor vehicles parts. The federal government has more than 580,000 vehicles in its agency fleets, and spends $975 million per year on vehicle maintenance.
Next steps include gaining additional co-sponsors for H.R. 1613. For more information or to obtain contact information for your U.S. Representative(s), contact Tom Lehner at [email protected].