Conservatives Support the Revised Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Conservative Action Project — Friday, August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019
Washington, DC
Signatures updated 9/3/19

Conservatives support the revisions to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, which will make cars safer and more affordable.

Current CAFE standards are both expensive and dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers paid more than $77 million for noncompliance with President Obama’s CAFE standards—penalties that will get worse unless these unrealistic standards are changed.

These regulatory costs are directly passed onto the consumer. The proposed Trump administration regulations are estimated to save American consumers an average of nearly $2,500 on each new vehicle purchased. By reducing the cost per vehicle, these new rules will allow families to get into newer, safer vehicles.

The Trump administration’s approach is in direct contrast to efforts by the state of California, which is attempting to impose its unreasonable and irresponsible approach nationwide.

As Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said in recent congressional testimony, “CAFE does not stand for California Assumes Federal Empowerment.”

CAFE mandates erode consumer choice. The federal government should not decide which vehicle attribute is most valuable for consumers. Fuel economy mandates originate from antiquated and incorrect assumptions of resource scarcity. The SAFE rule is a much needed course correction from expensive, unreasonable standards set by the previous administration. The administration’s proposed rules balance increasing fuel economy with considerations of safety and cost, and we support their approach.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Conservative Partnership Institute
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy
The Honorable David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth
Scott T. Parkinson
Executive Director
Republican Study Committee (2016-2018)
Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council
Noah Wall
Vice President of Advocacy
FreedomWorks
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council
Jessica Anderson
Vice President
Heritage Action for America
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
Daniel Schneider
Executive Director
American Conservative Union (ACU)
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
Adam Brandon
President
FreedomWorks
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Phil Kerpen
President
American Commitment
Joan Holt Lindsey
President
Lindsey Communications
Ron Robinson
President
Young America’s Foundation
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Lee Beaman
CEO
Beaman Automotive Group
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi
Founder and CEO
CorsiNation.com
Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
NYS Conservative Party
David Williams
President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Grover Glenn Norquist
President
Americans for Tax Reform
Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Tom Schatz
President
Citizens Against Government Waste
Peter Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus
Thomas Pyle
President
American Energy Alliance
The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
Member of Congress, 2011-2017
1st District of Kansas
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan (1985-1988)
Jenna Ellis Rives
Constitutional Law Attorney
Trump 2020 Advisory Board
Rick Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government
Richard D. Hayes
Partner
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP
Ralph Benko
Columnist
Norm Singleton
President
Campaign for Liberty
William W. Pascoe III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America
Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Trustee
Media Research Center
The Honorable Mike Hill
Representative
Florida State House
Allen Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
Lisa G. Calvert
Christian Speaker
Rabon-Calvert Int
Steve Berger
Pastor
Grace Chapel
John F. Tate
President
America’s Liberty PAC
Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
President Reagan’s Chief Defense and Space Negotiator
Former SDI Director
Michelle Easton
President
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
Melvin Adams
Past President
RENEWANATION
Penna Dexter
Co-host
Point of View Radio
The Honorable Penny Pullen
Former State Representative
Illinois General Assembly
Melissa Ortiz
Founder
DCBelleonWheels.com
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values
Eaton Hopkins
President
Liberty Surgical
Fran Lewis
Entrepreneur
Lewis Jewelers
Rebecca Hagelin
Columnist
The Washington Times
James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association
Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness
Ed Martin
President
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
Reverend William Owens
President
CAAP
Judson Phillips
Founder
Tea Party Nation
Paavo Ensio
Chairman
Universal Minerals Group
George Landrith
President
Frontiers of Freedom
Peggy Dau
Representative
Iran Alive Ministries
Amy Kremer
Chairman
Women for America First
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Floyd Brown
President
Western Center for Journalism
Dr. Ronald Seeley MD
Kay R. Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Barry Meguiar
President
Ignite America
Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy
Robert Alt
President & CEO
The Buckeye Institute
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
National Tax Limitation Committee

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