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Global Automakers Supports Introduction of 2015-16 Senate Auto Caucus.

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is pleased to support the official launch of the Senate Auto Caucus. The Caucus held a kick-off reception Wednesday evening on Capitol Hill featuring co-chairs Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

"We are proud of bipartisan efforts like the Senate Auto Caucus that provide a strong, unified voice for the auto industry, which employs hundreds of thousands of Americans," said John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers. "The knowledge and leadership of Senators Portman and Brown, who represent a state where automakers employ more than one out of every 10 people, will be of great benefit to the Caucus."

The Senate and House Auto Caucuses provide a bipartisan forum for Members of Congress to exchange ideas and influence policy on issues that affect the auto industry as a whole, and in turn, the U.S. economy. They help promote a legislative agenda that encourages the innovative work of the industry in developing new technologies to provider safer, more advanced vehicles and increased consumer choice. Global Automakers supported the launch of the House Auto Caucus with a reception in March.

"The Senate Auto Caucus plays an important role in representing an incredibly diverse industry with a significant impact on the U.S. economy," said Bozzella. "We are excited to continue our work together, and look forward to supporting the efforts of the Caucus on behalf of automakers, suppliers, and dealers around the country."

The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans' quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.

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