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Good News for Cash for Clunkers

August 3, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The Senate's path towards passing legislation (H.R. 3435) this week to infuse an additional $2 billion into the wildly popular cash for clunkers program just got a whole lot easier. On Monday, two key senators, Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] and Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME], who vowed last Friday to vote against the bill unless it increased fuel efficiency standards for new cars purchased under the program, dropped their opposition and said that they now plan to vote for it.

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This Week in Congress: Senate Wrap-Up

August 3, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The House of Representatives has already left Washington for their month-long August recess, but the Senate is in session for one more week. Before they leave for their recess on Friday, the Senate will hold a tough debate on the future of the cash for clunkers program, try to make some crucial progress on health care legislation, and confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.

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