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U.S. House Unanimously Passes Peters' Common Sense Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape for Michigan Auto Dealers & Consumers

U.S. House Unanimously Passes Peters’ Common Sense Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape for Michigan Auto Dealers & Consumers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative and Congressional Auto Caucus Co-Chair Gary Peters applauded the U.S. House passage of a bipartisan bill he authored with Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) that eliminates redundancies and red tape and invests in Michigan auto manufacturers, dealers and consumers. The Peters-Latta initiative, H.R. 724, eliminates a redundant and outdated provision of The Clean Air Act that requires auto dealers to provide consumers with a certificate confirming a vehicle’s compliance with The Clean Air Act, even though all cars and trucks sold in the U.S. must comply with The Clean Air Act when they leave the factory.  Peters’ simple and straightforward bill eliminates unnecessary paperwork for small businesses and consumers. The bill passed the House today by a vote of 405 – 0.

Peters said:“I’m proud to offer a common-sense solution to cut red tape for Michigan auto dealers and consumers, and I’m glad that Congress was able to put aside politics to deliver for Michigan small businesses and our middle class families. Auto dealers and consumers should be able to focus on business not additional paperwork.”

He continued,“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Auto Caucus, I believe Michigan cannot have a strong middle class without a strong manufacturing sector, and we can’t have a strong manufacturing sector without a thriving auto industry. I will continue to fight for common-sense ways to invest in our manufacturing base and in our auto industry to support job creation and economic growth.”

Earlier today, Rep. Peters took to the House Floor in support of his bill. To see the speech click here.

Peters’ bill has earned critical support from the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA), the Auto Alliance, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, Global Automakers, and the American International Automobile Dealers Association. A letter in support is attached.

The National Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch praised Peters’ efforts on behalf of small businesses,“NADA commends Rep. Peters for his leadership to reduce regulatory burdens on small business auto dealers by repealing this unnecessary mandate.”

In 2009, Rep. Peters was an outspoken champion for the auto rescue and fought to secure the loans needed to restructure Chrysler and GM. He has been instrumental in drafting legislation to support the American auto industry. Rep. Peters helped write and pass the Small Business Jobs Act and authored the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) which provides necessary credit so that small businesses can grow and create jobs. 

Auto Industry Letter in Support of HR 724 (01/08/14 03:38 PM PST)
Auto Industry Letter in Support of HR 724