Yesterday, House Democrats withdrew two amendments to an energy bill in the House that would increase fuel economy standards significantly over the next 12 years. The bill, which is slated for debate this week, included a proposed increase in fuel mileage by close to 40-percent for both cars and SUV/light trucks. The goal was to revise the outdated fuel economy standards to 27.5 MPG for cars and 22.2 MPG for trucks and SUVs by 2019.

Ed Markey, D-Mass withdrew his amendment after a conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, although Markey insisted that support on both sides of the aisle was enough to bring it to the President's desk. Surprised? We weren't either.

[Source: Detroit News]

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