President George W. Bush will meet next week with the chief executives from Detroit's largest automakers, the White House said.
The March 26 meeting with officials of General Motors, Ford Motor
Bush toured General Motors
Bush has set a goal of reducing U.S. gasoline consumption by 20% over the next 10 years.
Michigan politicians and the auto workers were miffed last year when Bush twice postponed planned meetings in Washington with the executives of the carmakers, which are grappling with billions in financial losses and have been shedding jobs. He ultimately did meet with them at the White House in November, after the congressional elections.