In the ongoing General Motors ignition switch drama, CEO Mary Barra will be scheduled to attend a Senate hearing on April 2, 2014. This will be a day after her testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Senate hearing will be led by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, which oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The group’s chair, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), stated on her website, “We need to find out who dropped ball and put millions of Americans at risk. We also need to make sure that General Motors and federal regulators are doing everything they can to prevent more tragedies like this now and in the future.” NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman will be testifying at both hearings.
As reported before, the Justice Department is investigating the recall, and the NHTSA is conducting an investigation of their own. Stick with GM Authority for the latest news on the General Motors ignition issue.