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H.R.520 Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 15, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Highways and Transit

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce - Environment and Hazardous Materials

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  • 63% of users support H.R.520

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  • H.R.520 has been viewed 12,869 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Sierra Club

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    • Consumer Federation of America

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    • Safe Climate Campaign

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    • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Tire Industry Association

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    • Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association

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      I know that the organization Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association opposes H.R.520
    • Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association

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    • UAW

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    • Automotive Recyclers Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 20, 2009, by Gonzy - So why do you blame autoworkers???? They aren't the ones who design vehicles, direct your tirade where it belongs --- to management!

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      As noted by Gonzy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 20, 2009, "So why do you blame autoworkers???? They aren't the ones who design vehicles, direct your tirade where it belongs --- to management!"
    • On February 20, 2009, by Anonymous - This is completely unconscionable in today's economy. Have to agree that it looks & smells like still more 'help' to Detroit. Haven't they gotten enough? No, make the little guy who's worried about his job or already laid off & struggling buy a new car OR pay $200/year tax because he can't afford to buy a new car? Who dreams these ideas up? What is Congress thinking? Are they thinking at all? These cars that they're worried about will eventually just go away as all others have. But both 'forcing' or 'taxing' them now--bad timing, very bad timing.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 20, 2009, "This is completely unconscionable in today's economy. Have to agree that it looks & smells like still more 'help' to Detroit. Haven't they gotten enough? No, make the little guy who's worried about his job or already laid off & struggling buy a new car OR pay $200/year tax because he can't afford to buy a new car? Who dreams these ideas up? What is Congress thinking? Are they thinking at all? These cars that they're worried about will eventually just go away as all others have. But both 'forcing' or 'taxing' them now--bad timing, very bad timing."
    • On June 03, 2009, by katherinewatterson - This is rediculous, there are no less than 4 bills out here that are basically the same, HR520, HR1606, HR1550 and S247. I oppose all 4 of them on the same principle. The constitution does not give congress the authority to do this. We need to replace every walking brain dead person on the hill. This is not a good use of my taxpayer dollars.

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      As noted by katherinewatterson, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 03, 2009, "This is rediculous, there are no less than 4 bills out here that are basically the same, HR520, HR1606, HR1550 and S247. I oppose all 4 of them on the same principle. The constitution does not give congress the authority to do this. We need to replace every walking brain dead person on the hill. This is not a good use of my taxpayer dollars. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Stanford Flipside » California Reaches Compromise on Prop 8 ... - August 19, 2010 by The Stanford Flipside - Californians reached a compromise this past Tuesday on Gay Marriage and put into effect HR 520, also known as the Partial Equality for Nutarians, Inmates, and Southerners Act. The Act dictates that Gays can marry, but only every other ...

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      As noted by The Stanford Flipside on August 19, 2010, "Californians reached a compromise this past Tuesday on Gay Marriage and put into effect HR 520, also known as the Partial Equality for Nutarians, Inmates, and Southerners Act. The Act dictates that Gays can marry, but only every other ..." (http://stanfordflipside.com/2010/08/california-reaches-compromise-on-prop-8-gays-can-marry-every-other-week/)
    • The 5 Best Recreational Resorts in Crimea – Ukraine : Hotel and ... - May 01, 2010 by Hotel and Travelling information - Room Cost: Hr 520-4545. http://www.more-ua.com. This place got the second highest marks, with its own 200meterlong beach and spa complex. All rooms are doubles, equipped with central conditioning and cable TV. ...

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      As noted by Hotel and Travelling information on May 01, 2010, "Room Cost: Hr 520-4545. http://www.more-ua.com. This place got the second highest marks, with its own 200meterlong beach and spa complex. All rooms are doubles, equipped with central conditioning and cable TV. ..." (http://myhotel.ws/blog/the-5-best-recreational-resorts-in-crimea-ukraine.html)
    • “cash for clunkers” sputters along in congress - April 24, 2010 by thedetroitbureau.com - 6 May 2009

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