US House energy bill leaves out fuel economy boost

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By Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. House committee on Thursday was set to approve legislation that would increase the energy efficiency of home appliances and promote plug-in hybrid vehicles, but fall short of a related Senate bill that seeks to increase the fuel economy of cars and trucks. However, House Democratic leaders said a final energy package will include higher vehicle mileage requirements and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she supports ...

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