Reid predicts passage of clunker funds
WASHINGTON (AP) ó Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will vote to replenish the popular “cash-for-clunkers program” before leaving on a monthlong vacation later this week.
Reid made his prediction after a meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama.
Reid spoke at the same time as Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina told reporters he does not intend to try and block passage of the bill.
The popular program is on track to run out of money without action by Congress. The House passed a bill late last week providing $2 billion to renew the program, which gives consumers up to $4,500 to trade in their old gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles.