WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2017 – On June 14, ASA board member Bob Wills and Washington, D.C., Representative Bob Redding joined with other automotive industry leaders at the Automobile Industry Tax Reform Listening Session at the White House. Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, spoke to the group about the administration’s tax reform proposals. Wills and Redding stressed the importance of fairness for pass-through entities, repealing the estate tax and lowering tax rates overall.

Attendees also were able to visit with Vice President Mike Pence.

Following the meeting, Wills stated, “After sharing our ideas for tax reform, we were pleased to hear that the administration largely agrees with ASA on these issues, specifically when it comes to reducing the tax burden for small businesses.”

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.

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