Lawmakers Scramble for 'Clunker' Funds

The Federal Cash for Clunkers program that has been giving car buyers up to $4,500 to replace old cars with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles will operate through the weekend, the Transportation Dept. said July 31. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives voted Friday to add $2 billion to the program, which unexpectedly ran out of its initial appropriation of $1 billion in short order. The Senate is expected to take up the measure next week.

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