Senate Set to OK $2B More for Clunkers

Reid engineers deal for vote tomorrow, beating recess deadline
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2009 9:34 PM CDT
Shown are cars traded in as part of the cash for clunkers program, at Winner Ford in Cherry Hill N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – The Senate has reached a deal to extend the "cash for clunkers" program through Labor Day, the Detroit News reports. Majority leader Harry Reid capped days of arm-twisting with an announcement tonight that the chamber will vote tomorrow on a measure adding $2 billion to the unexpectedly popular program. The agreement with Republican opponents of the legislation "accomplishes what we need to accomplish," Reid said.