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The congressional fight over CAFE standards entered a new round yesterday, with, as we reported earlier today, Rep. Markley (D-Mass.) backing away from the 35 mpg standard he had been pushing. This is the statement from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in response:

When I wrote about Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) introduction this week of an energy bill package with the word independence attached to it, a reader suggested I add more information about the bills. So, here goes.

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.