URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT - November 16, 2015

NIADA Needs Your Help on Dealer Assisted Financing by Supporting H.R. 1737 

NIADA is once again fighting for you and the used car industry to preserve the ability of dealers to assist their consumers obtain financing from third parties.

We need you to contact your Member of the U.S. House of Representatives TODAY regarding the CFPB's guidance document that attempts to fundamentally change the auto finance market, all without public comment, a hearing, or transparency. The CFPB's action will likely raise the cost of credit for your customers.

H.R. 1737 would revoke the CFPB's guidance document and would provide for a public notice and comment before the bureau could reissue any similar guidance document. The bill would also require the CFPB to study what impact the guidance would have on consumers, something the CFPB admitted it never did.

Please call your Congressman or Congresswoman at 202-224-3121 and ask him or her to vote "YES" on H.R. 1737. You may also reach your Representative at http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/ttd.aspx 


SAMPLE phone message: 

Re: Vote YES to H.R. 1737 

"Hello. My name is [NAME] and my company is [YOUR DEALERSHIP NAME] located at [ADDRESS, CITY & STATE]. We employ [NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES] individuals. I am calling to urge the Congressman (Congresswoman?) to vote "Yes" on H.R. 1737, which would revoke the CFPB's indirect auto finance guidance document and allow the bureau to reissue it after public comment. The bill is straight forward. It allows for public participation in the CFPB's process and ensures the impact on consumers of any action is fully considered. Thank you." 


Your efforts are critical for the needed passage of H.R. 1737.

If you have any questions or need guidance on how to follow these steps, please contact the NIADA National Headquarters at (817) 640-3838.

As always, thank you for your support while we continue to work together for common sense legislation in our U.S. Congress. 

At Your Service, 
 
Steve Jordan 
CEO | NIADA
 



URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT                                                                    November 4, 2015

NIADA Needs Your Help on Recalls by Supporting the Williams Amendment 

NIADA is once again fighting for you and the used car industry on this issue of Manufacturer's Recalls -- this time in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

We need you to contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives TODAY directly regarding an amendment surrounding the limitations being established on open safety recalls. 

The Williams Amendment clarifies that only rental car companies, whose primary business is renting vehicles, would be covered by new recall requirements in the Senate passed bill. This amendment language may change again favorably, but supporting the Williams Amendment now gives us the best shot at removing used car dealer requirements to repair vehicles with open recalls before retail sale.  

· Please call your Congressman TODAY at 202-224-3121 and ask him or her to vote "YES" to the Williams Amendment #3 to the highway bill. 
· You may also reach your Congressman at 
http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/ttd.aspx to locate a direct office number. In order to send feedback or a direct email, please send the following message below to his or her email address, which is formatted without spaces as: 
(firstname.lastname @ mail. house. gov – that is, john.doe @ mail. house. gov) 


SAMPLE email and/or phone message: 

Subject: YES to Williams Amendment #3 

"My name is [NAME] and my company is [YOUR DEALERSHIP NAME] located at [ADDRESS, CITY & STATE]. We employ [NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES] individuals. On behalf of all, I am calling to urge Congressman (Congresswoman?) to vote "Yes" on the Williams amendment #3 to the highway bill, which clarifies that only rental car companies whose primary business is renting vehicles, are covered by the new safety recall requirements in the Senate bill. The amendment is straight forward. It protects small businesses while still ensuring that the big rental car companies can't rent or sell vehicles subject to safety recalls. Thank you." 


Your efforts in this call to action are critical for the needed passage of the Williams Amendment. 

If you have any questions or need guidance on how to follow these steps, please contact the NIADA national Headquarters at (817) 640-3838. 

As always, thank you for your support while we continue to work together for common sense legislation in our U.S. Congress.
 

At Your Service, 
 
Steve Jordan 
CEO | NIADA
 






LEGISLATIVE ALERT                                                                                                          July 22, 2015

NIADA Requests Your Assistance to Defeat the Blumenthal Amendment 

NIADA is diligently working on your behalf for the betterment of our industry and as such, we are seeking your support in contacting your U.S. Senators directly regarding an attempt to require used car dealers fix all open recalls on a vehicle before the vehicle can be sold or leased. 

  • Please call your Senators at 202-224-3131 and tell them to vote "NO" to the Blumenthal Amendment during the highway bill debate.
  • You may also reach your Senators at www.senate.gov/senators/contact to send feedback or a direct email with the following message below:

Re: Blumenthal Used Car Recall Amendment to the Senate Highway Bill Amendment Hurts Consumers and Rolls Back Safety Protection

"On behalf of [YOUR DEALERSHIP NAME] of [CITY, STATE], I want to express my strong opposition to an amendment which Senator Blumenthal may offer during the highway bill debate that would probibit the sale or lease of a used motor vehicle that is subject to an open recall until the defect or noncompliance has been remedied.  Vote "NO"."


NIADA is concerned about vehicle safety and wants to see a process that encourages that recalls get fixed.  Unfortunately, this amendment does not accomplish that goal.

For more information about the Blumenthal Amendment and the need for our call to action, please click here.

As always, thank you for your support while we continue to work together.

 

At Your Service,

 
Steve Jordan 
Executive Vice President 
NIADA