Congress To Consider 'Cash For Clunkers' Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washington (AP) -- An Ohio Congresswoman's proposal would offer consumers rebates of up to $4,500 for turning in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Ohio democrat Betty Sutton is the chief sponsor of the bill set for a floor vote Tuesday.

She says it would help consumers buy vehicles that use less gas, improve the environment and boost auto sales.

President Barack Obama has urged congress to approve consumer incentives for new car purchases as part of the government's efforts to reorganize General Motors and Chrysler through the bankruptcy courts.

The vehicle scrappage bill has been under negotiations for months. Proponents say similar programs in Europe have enhanced auto sales.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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