Matt Blunt named president of the American Automotive Policy Council

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 6, 2011

Former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has been named the president of the American Automotive Policy Council, a Washington group that lobbies for the Detroit 3 automakers. Blunt, 40 years old, succeeds Steve Collins, who retired in October.

The organization was created in October 2009 to represent General Motors, Ford and Chrysler on international trade and economic policy matters. The group has been calling for the end of state and local taxes on rental cars that it considers “discriminatory.”

In a statement, the group said that it has supported a “Manufacturing in America” plan and development of common approaches to energy and global climate proposals. A Republican, Blunt was Missouri governor from 2005 to 2009.

He is the son of new U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who is also a Missouri Republican. The American Automotive Policy Council also has also gotten the services of Debbie Dingell, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. Her work will be related to labor relations, grass roots, and coalition building. [via autonews - sub. required]

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