Reasonable Fuel Economy Standards Are within Reach

This important legislation, H.R. 656, would raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for the cars, SUV's, minivans and pickup trucks that are sold in the United States, requiring these specified vehicles to go further on a gallon of gas. Reasonable CAFE standards are achievable and there is no question they would have an impact on fuel consumption in this country. Some of my colleagues have introduced other proposals with respect to CAFE and it is my hope Congress will come to an agreement on a proposal that is ambitious and achievable.

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