House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Red Tape on Small Businesses

January 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 724 by a vote of 405 to 0. The bipartisan legislation amends the Clean Air Act to eliminate the redundant requirement for auto dealers to provide certification of emissions standards compliance for new light-duty motor vehicles. Clean Air Act measures already ensure that new vehicles offered for sale comply with the standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency no longer enforces this requirement. Authored by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), this commonsense bill will cut unnecessary red tape and provide much-needed regulatory relief for job creators.

“H.R. 724 is simple, direct, and sends a clear message that small business owners, specifically auto dealers, should not be burdened with redundant regulatory requirements,” said Latta. “This legislation will make the car buying process a little easier, and let auto dealers spend less time complying with obsolete regulatory requirements and more time developing their businesses, investing in local communities, and creating jobs.”