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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:

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Posted:August 7, 2009 at 1:42PM
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