Jump directly to the content

Senate Rejects 'Cash-for-Clunkers' Aid to Charities

The Senate voted to add $2 million to the $1 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program, but it rejected an amendment proposed by Sen. Tom Coburn to allow people to donate their "clunkers" to charities.

The program offers vouchers worth up to $4,500 for drivers trading their vehicles in for more fuel-efficient vehicles, and it currently requires all vehicle trade-ins to be destroyed.

Several news outlets report that charities aren't cheering.

Here's a video from the Associated Press:

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:August 7, 2009 at 1:42PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Politics
President Obama Cites Exodus on Immigration Reform: 'We Were Strangers Once Too'
(UPDATED) Reactions from Sam Rodriguez, Russell Moore, Jenny Yang, Noel Castellanos on Obama's motive vs. method.
Pope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
(UPDATED) Warren turns Vatican conference into 'revivalist meeting,' while Moore explains why marriage crosses theological boundaries.
Here's What Protestants in 18 Latin American Countries Believe and Practice
New Pew research identifies who evangelizes most and who believes the prosperity gospel, among many other topics.
Kenya Bans New Churches Amid 'Miracle-Faking Spree'
After TV exposé, attorney general seeks ways to rein in fake pastors.
Christianity Today
Senate Rejects 'Cash-for-Clunkers' Aid to Charities