Earlier this week, a small but bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives brought the CAFE debate back into the forefront, however briefly. The CAFE debate was big news a few weeks ago, but stories move on and Iraq, Alberto Gonazales and the race for president have filled the political pages once again. The energy bill (of which CAFE discussions are a part) still needs to be hammered out, so it's good to see more support for higher-mpg cars.
The picture there shows President Bush and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) smiling during a recent ceremony honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. The two might not have as much to bond over if Pelosi moves forward with her pledge to bring a proposal to raise fuel economy standards to the House floor next month, which could pave the way for Bush to decide whether or not he's going to veto the bill.