Senators Disappointed with Energy Bill

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Friday, June 22 2007 Jun 22, 2007 Friday, June 22, 2007 11:12:18 PM CDT June 22, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Both Missouri senators say they are very disappointed with the energy bill that passed the Senate late last night. Republican Senator Kit Bond says the mandate to boost automobile fuel efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 will be "devastating" to truck production in Missouri. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill's office says the new compromise on fuel economy is "a sham" that will hurt the state's auto industry. McCaskill was especially upset that the bill did nothing to repeal billions of dollars in tax breaks for the oil industry. The bill passed 65-to-27. McCaskill voted against the measure. A spokeswoman for Bond says he did not vote on final passage because the outcome of the bill was not in doubt.

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