Bucshon Honored with RVIA National Legislative Award



Applauded by RV manufacturers, dealers, and consumers in Indiana and around the country.

(Washington, DC) – Representative Larry Bucshon (R-IN) received the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National Legislative Award last night. The award recognizes Rep. Bucshon for distinguishing himself in legislative matters pertaining to the RV industry.

“The recreational vehicle industry, through its manufacturers, dealers, and consumers, has a significant impact on our national and state economies,” said Bucshon. “With over 60 percent of recreation vehicles made in Indiana, I am proud to support this industry and the Hoosier jobs it sustains.”

Bucshon, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was a key participant in crafting the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) in 2012, the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. Bucshon was a member of the conference committee on MAP-21 where he led an effort to provide relief to the motorhome industry facing increased regulatory burdens.

“As a result of Congressman Bucshon’s work, motorhome manufacturers can produce a different vehicle model and improve jobs in a recovering industry,” said Doug Gaeddert, General Manager of Forest River, Inc in Elkhart and Chairman of RVIA. “Consumers will also benefit through a lower cost vehicle,” he added.

RVIA is the national trade association representing approximately 400 recreation vehicle (RV) manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the U.S.

“The RV industry sincerely appreciates Congressman Bucshon’s work on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Richard Coon, RVIA President. Coon added, “His legislative skill and responsiveness benefits the state of Indiana and the Nation as a whole.”