Several months ago, the Senate barely mustered 60 votes to keep the $1 billion in a war spending bill for the Cash for Clunkers program, mainly because Senators like Feinstein and Collins thought it wouldn't provide enough of an increase in fuel mileage.
"The best solution is to continue and extend the program as it is," Feinstein told a news conference on Monday.
Realistically, this bill will probably get through the Senate this week. But it will probably take a few days, until critics have made their point.
The Senate played the role on Monday that the Founding Fathers envisioned with the Cash for Clunkers legislation, keeping the stick shift in first gear instead of blindly approving a bill to keep the program running. Signs were that the plan will be approved later this week, but there was ...