Auto Bailout Hung Up in the Senate

Some Republicans staunchly oppose handing billions of dollars to the car companies, regardless of how much power a "car czar" is given

Republicans may have taken a beating in last month's national election, but they still wield plenty of power in the U.S. Senate. Opposition by several key senators to a federal bailout of the U.S. auto industry threatens to block a $14 billion loan package, at least until a new Congress convenes in January.

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