Bush administration rebuffs Congress on car safety

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By John Crawley WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Thursday strongly opposed Senate legislation that would set strict deadlines for it to require automakers to strengthen car roofs, protect passengers from ejection and implement other safety measures. The legislation approved by the Commerce Committee, chaired by Arizona Republican John McCain, proposes the most sweeping auto safety mandate since landmark legislation in 2000 that followed a massive recall of ...

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