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Fresh off her approval of the White House's push for high CAFE standards by 2015, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has written a letter (available after the jump) to Republican leader John Boehner over gas prices. The letter is a response to the GOP's challenge on Tuesday that Pelosi should release her plan to lower gas prices. As part of their challenge, the GOP said they

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/politics/House_leaders_reach_deal_on_35_mpg_fuel_economy_standard_by_2020/blog'; Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) reached a deal late Friday night with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA MI) on a compromise bill to raise fuel economy standards for new cars and trucks to 25 35 mpg 2020. As reported earlier this week, the same threshold would be maintained that was in the Senate bill passed last June. The biggest differences from the earlier Senate bill are the retention of sepa

Speaker of the House of the Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is tired of waiting for action on an energy bill including new fuel economy standards. Just as her home state of California filed suit against the EPA, she has called for a vote next week on the bill. Pelosi has met in recent days with both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) about getting a vote soon.