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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) today pledged to include a provision that resembles the Senate’s corporate average fuel economy plan in “any energy bill” that makes it to President Bush.
Hoyer also hinted that House leaders may sidestep a floor fight over CAFE and wait instead for a House-Senate conference to address the issue. The Senate passed a broad energy bill last month with a CAFE standard of 35 miles per gallon for cars and light trucks by 2020, an increase supported by Hoyer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
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