GOVERNMENT RELATIONS: Rep. Betty Sutton
U.S. congresswoman, D-Ohio
The woman who brought you cash for clunkers: Rep. Sutton, 46, was the key sponsor of the cash-for-clunkers legislation. Clunkers was the overwhelming sales event of the past 12 months. Sutton's program pulled consumers out of their bunkers and made it acceptable again to buy a car or truck, thus moving many dealers -- both rejected and continuing -- into the category of survivors.