POLITICO-Senate keeps fuel-efficient-car plan


WASHINGTON, June 21 (POLITICO) - The Senate rejected Thursday an attempt to strip a $1 billion program aimed at spurring flagging car sales from a pending $106 billion war funding bill. The Senate voted 60-36 to keep the program that would provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers to trade in their less fuel-efficient cars for ones that get better mileage, a program known as "cash for clunkers." Republican Senator Judd Gregg had raised an objection to including it in the legislation ...

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