Governors, Lawmakers Push $25B Auto Rescue

Law360, New York (September 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ten state governors urged U.S. Congress members this week to fund a $25 billion low-interest loan to suffering automakers.

Meanwhile, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have stepped up to support the rescue package.

The car industry's $25 billion line of credit was authorized by the Energy Independence Act of 2007, but auto manufacturers and parts suppliers have yet to see the money.

Ten governors from states including Michigan, New Jersey, and North Carolina wrote Wednesday to U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders, asking...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.