Embattled General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back in Washington, DC today, briefing congressional lawmakers on why it took the company ten years to recall cars with defective ignition switches.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the trip coincides with the completion of an internal investigation into what went wrong with GM's recall process, by attorney Anton Valukas. His findings will be presented separately. Once released, though, Barra told lawmakers that she'll be able to be more open and candid in her responses to questioning.

That's a good thing, as Claire McCaskill, the Democratic senator from Missouri, has already said that Barra will be forced to testify again, unnamed sources in meetings on Capitol Hill told The Journal.

Meanwhile, Colorado's Democratic representative, Diana DeGette, who is leading an investigation by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, met with Barra. According to The Journal, she said it'd be "a matter of weeks," before Valukas' report was released.

DeGette did speak positively of the meetings, though, saying "there is an effort to improve communication and oversight," at GM.


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      LARRY
      • 7 Months Ago
      nobody in the past and present executive officer should get the pension fund and the bonus any more cause the past ceo and coo knew about for thirteen years
      Jun Jiusi Zheng
      • 7 Months Ago
      GM, guaranteed malfunction
        mbukukanyau
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Jun Jiusi Zheng
        Says a Chinese.
          Tariff The Imports
          • 7 Months Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          mbukuanyau, you really are a moron. Where do you think the funds to bailout the crap company known as GM came from? TARP monies came from China in exchange for buying junk USA bonds.
          churchmotor
          • 7 Months Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          says a middle Africa tribesman? mbukukanyau!
          Roger Smith
          • 7 Months Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          For your information,china owns GM technology and design or were you think buick's came out from?
      Hi There Paul
      • 7 Months Ago
      So GM's CEO Mary Barra has had the job since Jan 15, 2014, and they want her to answer why it took 10 years to do something about faulty ignition switches. What about the precious CEO, or CEO"s who actually were there at the time? It seems that she was made CEO solely to be a scapegoat.
        churchmotor
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        And bring back Obama's car CZAR that orchestrated this mess.
        bK
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        Basically appointed as CEO to be a disposable scapegoat.
          churchmotor
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bK
          Their thinking, hey, let's appoint a woman, they will be easy on her.
      l9t8z
      • 7 Months Ago
      Not to be little the GM issues, but I find it rather ironic the "fine" folks holding GM to the fire( and Toyota as well) commit flat out crimes on a daily basis and are never held accountable. It just blows my mind.
      Tariff The Imports
      • 7 Months Ago
      Mary and crew are nothing but a bunch of lying shysters.
        Daniel D
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Tariff The Imports
        As opposed to the rest of the US corporate world and culture, where being fine upstanding, community focussed citizens is the order of the day.
      churchmotor
      • 7 Months Ago
      D.C. need to drag the lying scumbag CEO that lied to congress back in 2008 and 2009. Strip him of his golden parachutes and all the executives that were paid fat bonuses after they got bailed out. GM(General Mafia)
        Hampton
        • 7 Months Ago
        @churchmotor
        You mean Barra too don't You?She was in management during the debacle and is stonewalling and passing the blame.She must be politically connected to get away with such arrogance
          churchmotor
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Hampton
          I think Barra is just as guilty as anyone at General Mafia.
      mbukukanyau
      • 7 Months Ago
      Trolls come out in force and talk ill of this woman will you please
      Larry Litmanen
      • 7 Months Ago
      I see Autoblog only publishes select GM news. How about FRONT PAGE Wall Street Journal article from yesterday where GM executives told WSJ that they have already few more recalls ready and will issue them thruout the entire summer. The very same article pointed out that Malibu is the most affected car by these recalls, it's not Cobalt.................it's MALIBU.
      Tariff The Imports
      • 7 Months Ago
      Is Queen of the bozos Mary Bara going back to Washington to be charged with murder? Aren't corporations recognized as people in the eye of the law? Well if my neighbor killed 13 people ( GM being investigated for the possability of more ), he would be charged, more than likely convicted, given a criminal record and sent to jail. Should the same not happen to GM management that knew and covered up this fiasco?
      johnnythemoney
      • 7 Months Ago
      Now I remember! Nina Sharp from Fringe.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 7 Months Ago
      Mary Barra!
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