WASHINGTON (AP) _ A fight could be brewing over congressional
plans to require that new cars get better mileage.
The heads of the U-S car companies say the bill is unworkable
and could hurt their industry. They'll be trying to make their case
to Senate leaders today at a private luncheon meeting. The G-M,
Ford and Chrysler chiefs will press lawmakers to revisit planned
increases in the government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy
They'll also discuss the impact of health care, trade and energy
policies on their companies. G-M Chairman Rick Wagoner says that
while an increase in the CAFE standard seems likely, the industry
wants Congress to fix the ``real problems," too.
The Senate is expected to vote next week on a proposal to raise
the standard to a fleet average of 35 miles-per-gallon by 2020.
That's an increase of about ten miles-per-gallon.
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