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Bush to Seek Cutback in Gas Consumption January 23, 2007

Posted by Dan in News, Politics.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush will urge that gasoline consumption be slashed by 20 percent, the White House said, and try to dissuade lawmakers ready to resist his Iraq war build up.

In Tuesday night’s address before a joint session of Congress, Bush was not expected to rehash the speech he gave less than two weeks ago laying out his revamped war plan. Instead, he was expected in the 9 p.m. EST speech to broadly defend his argument that success in Iraq is indispensable to making Americans safer in the era of terrorism.

Bush was not going to ignore the range of Iraq resolutions now pending on Capitol Hill that express everything from doubt to outright opposition. He planned, indeed, to make it clear how he thought they should vote when the various anti-war resolutions come to the House and Senate floors, said a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid upstaging the president.

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1. One more - January 23, 2007

I look forward to your thoughtful responses to what is said by all sides this evening.

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