WASHINGTON – In a letter to the House Appropriation Committee’s chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), more than 60 House Republicans indicated they want to prevent the Obama administration from finalizing the new CAFE and emissions standards for model-years 2017 to 2025, according to an article in the Detroit News.

The 66 Republicans, and three Democrats, who signed the proposal want to include a provision in a spending bill that would prevent the EPA and California from setting new emissions limits. The proposal would instead let the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) go ahead with setting fuel economy requirements but only up through 2021.

This follows on the heels of an investigation into the new fuel-economy and emissions standards by the House of Representatives' Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

Automotive Fleet's Editor Mike Antich details some of the challenges facing the automotive industry, and the impact new standards will have on the vehicles fleets will be able to choose from, in a blog post here.

You can read the Detroit News article here.