Bush to Confer with Auto Executives
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NPR's Jack Speer reports.
JACK SPEER: There was a time not so long ago when the heads of GM, Ford and Chrysler couldn't get a meeting at the White House, even though they were closing plants and laying off workers. But last November the president finally sat down with the domestic automakers, and more recently in a State of the Union address, Mr. Bush laid out an ambitious agenda to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
GEORGE W: Tonight I ask Congress to join me in pursuing a great goal. Let's build on the work we've done and reduce gasoline usage in the United States by 20 percent in the next ten years.
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SPEER: Jack Speer, NPR News, Washington.
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