Congress Proposes 'Cash For Clunkers' Program

The government has given billions of dollars to automakers who need to sell more cars. Now, Congress may soon offer motorists money to buy new vehicles. The idea behind the proposed program, called "Cash for Clunkers," is to get millions of aging gas guzzlers off the road and replace them with fuel-efficient cars. If approved, the program would provide vouchers up to $4,500.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The government has given billions to automakers, who need to sell more cars. Congress may soon offer you a few thousand bucks to buy a new one. The proposed bill is called Cash for Clunkers. The idea is to get millions of aging gas-guzzlers off the road and replace them with fuel-efficient cars. If the program is approved and if you want to save fuel, you could get a voucher for up to $4500 to make the trade-in. It's Morning Edition.

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