auto industry

House GOP Seeks to Ease or End Vehicle Emissions Standards
Lawmakers say benchmarks force automakers to adopt costly technologies

House Republicans want federal environment and transportation regulators to loosen or eliminate fuel efficiency and emissions standards for motor vehicles, saying that current requirements could become costly to the auto industry and reduce consumer choices.

As part of the Obama administration's efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2012 set an average fuel efficiency goal of 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light duty trucks sold in the U.S. by 2025.

How Attacking Sanders Could Hurt Clinton in November
Auto bailout line could feed into Trump's narrative

Hillary Clinton has accused rival Bernie Sanders of voting against an auto industry bailout in 2009, but the charge, disputed by the Sanders campaign, could backfire. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Bernie Sanders is again hitting Democratic presidential primary challenger Hillary Clinton for what he calls her misleading description of his vote on a massive auto industry bailout measure. And it could help Donald Trump .  

The Sanders campaign is taking umbrage with comments Clinton made in Kentucky  ahead of that state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday about Sanders' 2009 vote.   

In Detroit, Parallels With Obama's Broader Economy

Obama points to his Shinola watch, which he already owned, after visiting a Shinola store in Detroit. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama jetted Wednesday to an American city whose economic revival mirrors both the U.S. economic comeback under his watch and the often negative perception of it.  

Like the ongoing recovery in Detroit and across Michigan, the U.S. economy’s comeback often has been called sluggish and uneven. And like the revival of the Motor City and surrounding areas, economic recovery and healing in the nation has been called too slow. Speaking Wednesday at the annual auto show in Detroit, Obama declared the American auto industry “all the way back.” He hailed the automobiles that U.S. companies are producing, and said the sector’s comeback has slashed the area’s unemployment rate.