H.Res. 713 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) on July 31, 2009.
H.Res. 713 would resolve that:
- "The House of Representatives recognizes the significant contributions of United States automobile dealerships;
- "It is the sense of the House of Representatives that a quantifiable number of automobile dealerships which have been successful and are being closed not of their own doing, but instead as a function of the auto market as a whole, should be given an opportunity to obtain a dealership franchise when auto manufacturers seek new partners to open future dealerships in their respective geographic areas."