House Speaker Calls New CAFE Rules a Holiday Gift to Consumers

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

House Speak­er Nan­cy Pelosi calls the new fuel econ­o­my require­ments for pas­sen­ger cars con­tained in the new ener­gy bill a “Christ­mas present for the Amer­i­can peo­ple.” She says achiev­ing suc­cess on her sig­na­ture issue since becom­ing speak­er wasn’t easy, but it was made pos­si­ble by changes in atti­tudes of the pub­lic. The Sen­ate also helped by pass­ing a more strin­gent bill that soft­ened oppo­si­tion in the House.