By Ashley Perks - 06/16/09 07:20 PM EDT
“The fleet modernization legislation represents the single most important step Congress can take right now to assist the auto industry, including struggling dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and their workers and retirees,” said Alan Reuther, UAW legislative director, in a letter to lawmakers sent Monday.
Pete Lawson, vice president for government affairs at Ford Motor Co., said the industry continues to need help to recover. “Recent sales figures show this timely, temporary and targeted program is urgently needed,” he said.
The supplemental spending bill includes $1 billion for the car programs.