Earlier this week Senator Gary Peters of Michigan re-introduced a bipartisan bill to create a register to preserve American automotive innovation and history. Senator Peters’ bill, known as the National Historic Vehicle Register Act, would require the Department of Interior to create a Library of Congress administered register to document historic and significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, and commercial vehicles.
We reached out to Senator Peters and he had this to say about the re-introduction of his bill:
“Ever since the first cars rolled off the assembly lines, generations of innovative automobiles have helped power our economy and redefine our culture,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “I’m proud to reintroduce this bipartisan legislation to preserve Michigan’s rich automotive history and recognize the significance of automotive innovation towards transforming everyday life in America.” – Senator Peters
Senator Peters, who owns a 1917 Model T, also went on to say “This bipartisan bill would hold up the American craftsmanship that produced historic motorcycles and cars like the Model T that changed our economy and changed the way we live in such important ways.” The National Historic Vehicle Register Act has been co-sponsored by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, read twice to the Senate, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. More information can be found on Senator Peters’ website as well as the bill’s congressional information page. We will continue to post updates on the legislation as it makes it way through Congress so stay tuned!