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Alexandria, Va. (October 28) – Cody Lusk, President & CEO of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA), today released the following statement in response to the $1.75 trillion budget framework, which includes a discriminatory tax credit made only available to consumers who purchase vehicles built in union-represented plants.

“The inclusion of this $4,500 UAW-only tax credit is an insult to the 673,000 Americans who work in international nameplate manufacturing plants and dealerships. Far from ‘building back better,’ this provision makes it more difficult for Americans to buy green vehicles, as it can only be applied to a handful of the more than 60 electric vehicles available for sale today.

“Instead of bringing Americans together, it elevates some workers above others, and creates a deep division within an industry that now, more than ever, needs to join together to meet ambitious environmental goals. As we have since the beginning of this debate, America’s 9,400 international nameplate dealers ask members of Congress and President Biden to stop playing politics with car sales and start working for all Americans – not just those who pay union dues.”


About AIADA: Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America’s international nameplate automobile franchises that sell and service the following brands in the United States: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. These retailers have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing over 542,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at