Supporters said they believed they had the votes to overcome procedural hurdles from opponents such as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz). White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the program would last to the end of the week.Cars, SUVs, Hybrids, Minivans Crossovers Kia
Moreover, he contends, the mere existence of such an incentive draws consumers who don t qualify but end up buying anyway. Of the roughly 115,000 incremental industry sales that GM calculates arose from the program, nearly 30,000 did not involve vouchers.General moters deals on clunker program
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said he wanted more data about how the initial 1 billion was spent. He also said he had heard complaints from dealers that the program was poorly run.
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). She dropped opposition to more funding Monday after a briefing from administration officials revealed that consumers were opting for higher-mileage cars and trucks - an average increase of 9.6 miles per gallon over the vehicles being turned in.