Advocacy & Government Affairs

The leading voice in the used auto industry

The independent auto dealer is uniquely impacted by federal and state legislation. We address the challenging and complex issues that hinder and/or disrupt our industry’s ability to create jobs, build thriving dealerships and maximize profitability.

State Advocacy

NIADA is effective at all levels of government. The association works in states and communities across the country to keep the used auto industry a priority with local regulators and policymakers. These efforts help to defeat excessive regulations and to protect our members’ dealerships.

With your National membership is included a membership to your state association. A portion of your membership dues goes to the state to support local advocacy efforts.


BHPH Commission

The NIADA BHPH Commission was established to serve and protect the unique interests of the BHPH dealer. Made up of 10 BHPH industry-leaders the NIADA BHPH Commission is the voice of the Buy Here Pay Here industry, educating legislators on the impact of proposed laws and providing an accurate view of the challenges and realities that independent BHPH dealers face. The Commission provides professional, effective representation of the BHPH industry before Congress and other  federal and state regulatory entities.

Power in Numbers

NIADA is widely known as one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country. One of the most effective strategies the Government Affairs Team employs is Grassroots Advocacy.

We are better together. NIADA provides ample opportunity events, virtual or in-person, where we can stand together to hold policy makers accountable. We invite you to engage directly with influential, elected government officials to discuss the unique problems and challenges our industry faces and how policies can impact your business and profitability. We convene with representatives from the White House, CFPB, FTC, DOJ, DOL, and others about issues important to our membership base. Join us.


We have full time staff in Washington D.C. monitoring legislative and regulatory activities to determine which policies could adversely effect the used auto industry and ultimately your profitability. We bring our fight to the halls of Capitol Hill every day. Our Government Affairs Team actively builds and maintains relationships with key influencers in Washington on your behalf.

A critical part of advocacy includes supporting candidates for elected office who will protect this vital industry and keep the economic engine of our small businesses running strong. Campaigns cost money to effectively disseminate the candidate’s message to the electorate.

The NIADA-PAC was established to financially support candidates that share our vision for the future of the independent dealer and who will continue to fight for the used auto industry and your best interests.

NIADA members, their friends, their families and/or associates can donate to the NIADA-PAC in any amount up to a $5,000 maximum annually. Your contributions extend the PAC’s reach, efficacy and influence.

The Results

Since 1946, NIADA has been the voice of the independent automobile dealer in Washington, D.C., representing your interests before the White House, the U.S. Congress, federal regulatory agencies, and other policy organizations governing used car dealer operations.

NIADA members keep this country rolling. The NIADA Advocacy Team ensures nothing can stop them.

The NIADA government affairs team advocates everyday on behalf of each used auto dealer in the nation and NIADA is widely considered one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country.

NIADA promotes the industry’s legislative platforms through numerous policy initiatives, studies and campaigns aimed at awareness among elected officials, industry stakeholders and the general public.

Advocacy Updates

The latest legislative updates from Capitol Hill.
October 25, 2021 in Advocacy

NIADA Signs Letter in Opposition of Small Business Tax Fairness Act

The National Association of Independent Automobile Dealers (NIADA) and a broad coalition of trade associations today express concerns regarding the Small Business Tax Fairness Act (S. 2387) and other proposals…
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October 25, 2021 in Advocacy

NIADA Joins Coalition in Opposing Proposed Tax Information Reporting Requirement

The National Association of Independent Automobile Dealers (NIADA) today joined more than 40 organizations representing a cross-section of financial and business interests in sending a letter to the Speaker of…
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