We saw in person how the Michigan delegation to Washington, D.C. supports the auto industry this week at the Detroit Auto Show. It's not surprising that they do, and any potential expansion to the AVTA would simply continue the trend. As U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) told the Detroit Free Press, the expanded bill makes it so that Michigan-based companies are "well-positioned" to win a lot of the money.
[Source: Detroit Free Press | Image: Wikimedia Commons - C.C. License 2.0]