White House supports Democrat plan to spend $4.4 billion on natural gas and electric cars

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The White House endorsed a plan by Senate Democrats to spend $4 billion boosting natural-gas-powered vehicles and another $400 million on electric vehicles.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told a group of reporters in his office today that the administration backed plans by Senate Democrats to spend money to offer rebates for compressed natural gas vehicles and additional electric vehicle efforts.

“The Senate bill has natural gas and electric vehicle components that the president certainly believes are important to continuing progress we’ve made,” Gibbs said, saying the president will discuss the Senate Democrats’ energy bill on Friday in Detroit.

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