House Approves First Increase In Fuel Efficiency Standards In 3 Decades

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The House approved the first increase in federal automobile fuel efficiency requirements in three decades Thursday as part of an energy bill that also repeals billions of dollars oil company tax breaks and encourages use of renewable fuels.

The bill, passed by a vote of 235-181, faces a certain filibuster in the Senate and a veto threat from the White House.

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