[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/US/11/19/autos.ceo.jets/art.auto.ceos.ap.jpg caption="Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli, left, and Ford CEO Alan Mulally testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday."]Maureen Miller
Should the U.S. auto industry get a $25 billion lifeline?
Well, it doesn't look like it will happen this week.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said there won't be a test vote on the proposed bailout tomorrow. But he says there could be a compromise in the works.
The announcement comes after executives from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler were grilled on Capitol Hill for the second day in a row.
Some lawmakers took issue with the travel arrangements by the "Big 3" leaders.
"There is a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hand saying that they're going to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses," said Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-New York.
"It's almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high hat and tuxedo. It kind of makes you a little bit suspicious," he added.
We'll have more on the stalled bailout tonight on AC360°.
The lingering questions about the U.S. auto industry pushed the Dow to its lowest level in 5 years. The blue chips lost more than 400 points and closed below the 8,000 mark. We'll dig deeper on the market meltdown.
Plus, a controversial story out of Nebraska. The state's safe-haven law lets parents drop off their kids at the hospital if they no longer want to care for them. We're talking about kids up to the age of 17. So far, dozens of children have been dumped at hospitals across the state.
Do you think the law should be changed?
All that and more tonight starting at 10pm ET.
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