A trailblazing federal lawmaker who took a stand against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to address the independent dealership community.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) will be the featured speaker for the Welcome Luncheon at the 2018 National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo, coming up June 18-21 in Orlando, Fla.
Murphy, who in 2016 became the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress, represents Florida’s seventh district, which includes downtown Orlando.
In only her first term, NIADA highlighted she has already built a strong record of supporting small business.
The former businesswoman serves on the House Small Business Committee — she is the ranking Democrat of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce — and has been the lead Democratic co-sponsor on several bipartisan bills aimed at promoting the interests of small businesses.
Murphy was one of 11 Democrats who in May voted in favor of repealing the CFPB’s controversial 2013 indirect auto lending guidance.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy
She is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of House Democrats who according to their mission statement are “dedicated to pursuing fiscally responsible policies, ensuring a strong national defense for our country and transcending party lines to get things done for the American people.” She is co-chair of that caucus’ Fiscal Responsibility Task Force.
Murphy says she is “working to reduce the regulatory burdens on small businesses, increase their access to capital and help strengthen our region’s economy by creating more well-paying jobs.”
The 72nd annual NIADA Convention and Expo is expected to be the largest event in the used car industry thanks to NIADA’s recent acquisition of the National Alliance of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealers.
The combined NIADA/NABD Mega-Conference will include a record 60 education sessions in five educational tracks — retail, BHPH, legal and regulatory, certified pre-owned and digital marketing — and the largest Expo Hall in the event’s history with more than 210 exhibitors offering the latest state-of-the-art products and services designed to help dealers compete and succeed in today's ultra-competitive used vehicle market.
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