Rebuffed by Senate, Automakers Head for House of Representatives


After a sting­ing defeat in the Sen­ate, automak­ers and their Michi­gan con­gres­sion­al allies take their fight against strin­gent fuel econ­o­my stan­dards to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The Sen­ate approved an increase in fuel econ­o­my stan­dards to 35 mpg by 2020, defeat­ing an automak­er-spon­sored pro­pos­al for an increase to 30 mpg.