It looks like General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be staying in Washington D.C for an additional day in April. The Senate has scheduled its hearing into the automaker's ignition switch recall for April 2, according to The Detroit News. That will put it a day after Barra's testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 1. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman will also testify at both inquiries.

The Senate hearing will be led by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, which oversees NHTSA. "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," said Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the group's chair, in a March 12 statement on her website.

In addition to the Congressional examination, GM is also facing investigations into the recall by the Justice Department, NHTSA and its own internal investigation. The automaker had until March 25 to turn over documents for the House hearing, and it has until April 3 to submit responses to a detailed questionnaire to NHTSA.


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      Bill Coulter
      • 9 Months Ago
      Am I crazy to feel a little sorry for Mrs. Barra? She's being grilled for the lazy CEO's who came before her. The past CEO's sit on a beach somewhere cashing their checks , while she's thrown to the dogs (Congress). Maybe she's a lazy , stupid and egotistical as those who came before her , but I'd like to think not. Congress should be looking for answers by talking with and about those who ran the company during the past 15 years. To Congress it's all a dog and pony show anyway...what a worthless bunch.
      Firefly
      • 9 Months Ago
      Since this got dumped on her not too long after she takes the reigns, I hope she makes the company better just to embarrass prior management...
      cbamft
      • 9 Months Ago
      Oh this is gonna be good...I wonder how many "word-for-its" she's going to forget.
      mary.keana
      • 9 Months Ago
      Typical men, mess up a company, hand it over to a Woman to clean it up.
      Car Guy
      • 9 Months Ago
      Dan Akerson and David Strickland should be the ones getting grilled. They are the ones who allowed this problem to linger for years at GM and NHTSA. Barra and Friedman have been in charge for something like 2 months each.
      churchmotor
      • 9 Months Ago
      When are they going to get to the bottom of the Benghazi scandal?
      charles
      • 9 Months Ago
      More waste of time compliments of our duly elected scumbags. This fault belongs solely to the NHTSA, who had the info and did nothing, probably so Bush could have more Humvees for his warmongering.
      Susan
      • 9 Months Ago
      Poor thing, 2-3 months on the job, and this doodoo hits the fan. I wonder if she secretly wishes one of the old fart white WASP males had gotten the top job and would take the heat for his predecessors?
      Ken Mam
      • 9 Months Ago
      She is the hottest GILFs I've ever met...
      nocommie11
      • 9 Months Ago
      Are they gonna ask her why she's not in the kitchen?
      tiger
      • 9 Months Ago
      Inefficiencies of our government. Why can't they team up and ask the same questions once? They have to go through it twice? I'm sure its an interigation tactic but still...
      recharged95
      • 9 Months Ago
      Guys, it's Congress (they're sexists, duh!)... Aside from the stereotype grilling they want to throw at her for being a female CEO, you're looking at an 80% bunch of lazy 60+ WASP RHINOs... they really want the eye candy (she's young for **their** age!). It really should be Akerson at the grill. Though she's highly qualified for the job, Akerson bailed, threw the problem at an engineer (Barra) and set her up for failure.
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