Politics

2014 New York Automotive Forum
2014 New York Automotive Forum Presented by NADA and J.D. Power (April 15)     If manufacturers sold directly to customers, there would be zero competition in pricing vehicles, parts and service.” — NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell III
2016 NADA/ATD Convention & Expo
Full coverage of the 2016 NADA/ATD Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, April 1-3.
2017 Automotive Forum
The 2017 Automotive Forum will take place on April 11, in New York City. This one-day event, hosted by the New York International Auto Show, brings together leaders from OEMs, suppliers, retailers, and the media to discuss how industry and economic conditions will shape the future.
ATD Chairman Dick Witcher Delivers Keynote at the 2014 ATD Convention & Expo
Auto Dealer Groups Urge President Obama to Revitalize Market for Vehicle Inventory Credit and Retail Auto Financing
An unprecedented drop in consumer confidence, credit market chaos and a steep drop in lending have created an unsustainable business climate for thousands of the nation's new vehicle dealers and their employees, auto dealer groups said in a joint letter to President Barack Obama this week.
Auto Dealers Applaud Congressional Funding to Extend Cash for Clunkers Program
Car shoppers and dealers across the country breathed a sigh of relief today when the Senate approved a House measure adding $2 billion to the wildly successful “cash for clunkers” initiative.
Auto Dealers Are Urging Congress to Intervene with the Obama Administration to Oppose Drastic Dealer Cuts
More than 100 new-car dealers will meet face-to-face today with select members of the House and Senate to ask them to urge President Obama’s auto task force to slow down plans to rapidly reduce General Motors and Chrysler’s dealer networks.
Auto Dealers Convene in Washington for NADA’s Legislative Conference
Issues affecting the auto industry in 2009 have been like no other in recent history. Auto dealers from around the country have traveled to Washington numerous times and have been instrumental in lobbying on key measures, including securing government bridge loans for General Motors and Chrysler, arguing against drastic dealer cuts at congressional hearings, and helping enact two federal auto stimulus programs.
Auto Dealers to Help Car Shoppers Understand Revised Safety Ratings
In response to the federal government’s announcement today of new ratings for 2011 model year vehicles under its enhanced 5-Star Safety Ratings System, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issued the following statement:
Auto Dealers Travel to Nation’s Capitol to Promote Responsible Boost in Fuel Economy(1)
New car and truck dealers from across the country are meeting today with key members of the House of Representatives in support of efforts to enact reasonable increases in the national Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard.
Auto Dealers Would Face Brunt of Burden Under California Fuel Economy Rules
The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, John McEleney, told the Environmental Protection Agency today that complying with state-based fuel economy regulations would cause additional hardship on the nation’s declining number of new-car dealers with little environmental benefit.
AutoNation Joins Chorus of Criticism of Edmunds.com 'Clunkers' Study
The following is a statement from Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation, Inc.:

Bill to Reduce Auto Dealership Paperwork Passes House
Bipartisan Resolution in Congress Urges Preservation of Single National Fuel Economy Standard
A single, national fuel economy standard for passenger cars and light trucks will do more to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gases than the 14 separate programs sought by California and other states, lawmakers outlined today in a resolution.
Commentary: Congress Won’t Preserve Consumer Discounts Without Your Help
By Bill Fox April 28, 2015 The effort to preserve dealer assisted financing continues with NADA and its valued partners. With the introduction of H.R. 1737, Congress is continuing its bipartisan efforts to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s
Congress Highlights Need to Slow Down Dealership Closings and Layoffs
In response to today's congressional oversight hearing examining the reckless and disorganized closure of thousands of neighborhood auto dealerships and tens of thousands of additional jobs which will be lost as a result, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issued the following statement in support of today's action:
Congressional Testimony: NADA Seeks Timely Disclosure of Total-Loss Data on Damaged Vehicles
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2006) - In testimony today, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) called on insurance companies and state titling agencies to provide consumers access to VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)-based data before they buy used cars.
County in New Mexico Halts Effort to Implement its Own Fuel Economy Rules
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) today commended the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board in New Mexico for repealing a requirement that would have mandated fuel economy standards at the local level.
Dealers Urged to Connect with Congress on Major Tax and Spending Concerns over August Break
Future of Auto Dealership Threatened in Wake of Credit Crisis
Starting as a self-proclaimed “wash boy” at an Albuquerque dealership, Bob Cockerham rose through the ranks to become a successful entrepreneur and owner of an import dealership in New Mexico. Due to the collapse of the lending industry, he may lose the business that he and his wife fought so hard to build.
Grassroots Resources
Getting Involved Makes a DifferenceNew car and truck dealers are effectively positioned to build long term grassroots relationships with members of Congress. Most Representatives and Senators would welcome the opportunity to visit dealerships in their districts and interact
Host a Member of Congress in your Dealership in August
Congressional recesses present a rare opportunity to educate our elected officials at home to discuss our key policy issues.
Justice Department Rule Will Help Increase Public Transparency of Flooded and Rebuilt Wrecks
The Department of Justice recently issued final rules to help deter auto fraud by connecting motor vehicle agencies in states throughout the country and requiring more insurance companies to disclose totaled vehicles.
Lawmakers Pass Amendment to Exclude Auto Dealers from New Federal Agency
The House Financial Services Committee approved a key amendment, 47-21, to keep automobile dealers under the already effective federal and state laws which govern vehicle financing.
NADA Alerts Dealers: 'Auto Financing May Be at Risk'
The Senate is soon to consider a financial regulation bill that could subject auto dealers to a whole new set of burdensome regulations.
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