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June 3 hearings on dealer closings

November 15, 2010

The Senate Commerce Committee, which is examining the mass dealership closures proposed by General Motors and Chrysler, rescheduled to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday its hearing with auto company executives and NADA Chairman John McEleney.

The full-committee hearing, entitled "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures: Protecting Dealers and Consumers," gives senators the opportunity to dive deeper into what many have called the misguided reasoning behind closing about 2,000 auto retailers. Likely topics of greatest concern for the committee: Uncovering who required the dealership closings, and exposing the criteria used to determine which dealerships were targeted for closure and which were not.

For more information on the hearing and to view the Web broadcast of the hearing, go to