A companion bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate last year was referred to a committee.  -  IMAGE: Pexels/Towfiqu barbhuiya

A companion bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate last year was referred to a committee.

IMAGE: Pexels/Towfiqu barbhuiya

A U.S. congressman has picked up a bill suggested by the National Automobile Dealers Association to nullify the pending Federal Trade Commission CARS vehicle-shopping rule.

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-North Dakota, introduced the FTC Redo Act, which would kill the rule that NADA has decried as burdensome to auto dealers and redundant.

If passed, the bill would also require the FTC to pursue a cost-benefit analysis on “actual data” and seek “adequate” public input if it decided to introduce a revised rule, things NADA claims the FTC failed to do when it wrote CARS.

A companion bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate last year was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

CARS was set to take effect on July 30, but the FTC stayed its enactment pending the outcome of a lawsuit brought by NADA and the Texas Automobile Dealers Association.

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Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today

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