Build Back Better Act Ignores 673,000 Working Americans

Press Releases 11/19/21

For Immediate Release

Contact: Libby Newman
(703) 519-7800                                                          

Alexandria, Va. (November 19) – Cody Lusk, President & CEO of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA), today released the following statement.

“The inclusion of the complex and discriminatory $4,500 UAW-only tax credit in the House of Representative’s final version of the Build Back Better Act is a slap in the face of 673,000 Americans who work in international nameplate manufacturing plants and dealerships. As written, the provision uses tax dollars to complicate the electric vehicle purchase process and advantage union workers ahead of other American workers. All American workers deserve their lawmakers’ respect. Now, international nameplate dealers must turn their attention to the U.S. Senate in hopes of regaining that respect and restoring a level playing field for American workers.”



Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America’s international nameplate automobile franchises. Our members have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing over 542,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at