YCT Lauds Lawmakers for Promoting Free-Market Priorities

February 19, 2015


February 19, 2015

Contact: Jenna White, Executive Director
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Austin, TX — Young Conservatives of Texas applauds members of the Texas Legislature today for filing a bill aimed at opening the door to direct-to-consumer vehicle sales in Texas.  The legislation, SB639/HB1653 was filed by Senator Kelly Hancock, Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson, Representative Jodie Laubenberg, Representative Tan Parker, and Representative Ron Simmons.

“The free market can only succeed if unhampered by government interference,” said YCT State Chairman Jeff Morris.  “When you have arbitrary rules governing the way companies can sell their products, you are inevitably tampering with market forces.  SB639/HB1653 will expand the choice of consumers in our state and hope that legislators who believe in limited government and free markets will sign onto this legislation.”

Earlier this month, a Baselice & Associates poll surveying 1,201 adults in Texas showed that an overwhelming number of Texans support allowing vehicle manufacturers to sell their products directly to consumers.

“This legislation will move Texas in the right direction and help keep our economy strong by attracting businesses to Texas.   We applaud those lawmakers who seek to align Texas’ regulatory policy with strong free-market principles,” said YCT Board member Brandon Waltens.

Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan organization that has promoted conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The State’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 20 legislative sessions. For more information about YCT, please visit 


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