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Detroit heads back to Washington

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WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- U.S. automakers will go before Congress in hopes that legislators will approve an expanded $34 billion rescue package to save the troubled car industry.

But Detroit's Big Three auto executives face continued skepticism from lawmakers in an encore appearance on Capitol Hill.

General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner apologized for asking for the help from taxpayers.

He told reporters ahead of a Senate hearing: "We wish the market conditions were better. They're not." Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli said stakes are incredibly high.

The three executives came by car, two weeks after a botched attempt for aid that included criticism for flying to the U.S. capital on separate private jets.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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