Americans Angry, But Adjusting to Higher Fuel Prices

More than a quarter of the Senate, including five potential presidential candidates, and 84 House members are pushing for a vote on 'vehicle and fuel choice' measures that are supported by an unusual alliance of conservative and liberal groups that make up the Set America Free Alliance.

Published: 12-Jul-2006

WASHINGTON -- With voters clamoring for relief from sky-high gas prices and facing long waits to buy hybrid cars, bipartisan legislation to increase production of fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative fuels is gaining momentum.

More than a quarter of the Senate, including five potential presidential candidates, and 84 House members are pushing for a vote on "vehicle and fuel choice" measures that are supported by an unusual alliance of conservative and liberal groups.

Senate sponsors, including Sens. Evan Bayh, D-Ind.; Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., vow to force a vote on their plan, preferably as part of a vote on a broader energy bill that could deal with gas price gouging. Altogether, 28 senators support the bill.

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