The U.S. Senate approves a $1 billion program to promote vehicle sales by encouraging consumers to trade in aging cars and light trucks. The vote is 60-36 in favor after the measure draws fire on the Senate floor today because it is embedded in a $106 billion spending package intended to benefit U.S. troops overseas. The House of Representatives endorsed the entire expenditure Tuesday. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) calls the measure “extraneous” and accuses supporters of “holding the funding of ...

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