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Senators want civil, criminal actions against VW

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar are requesting that the Department of Justice pursue civil and criminal charges against VW for its emissions evasions. They don't want the agency to accept any kind of plea deal from the automaker.

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Congressmen propose legislation to curb car-hacking threats

Senators Blumenthal And Markey Introduce Bill To Mandate Federal Standards

Hours after two prominent cyber-security researchers announced they had discovered a flaw that allowed them to remotely take control of a Jeep Cherokee, two members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday to address the growing threat posed by car hackers.

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Takata declines Senator's plan for airbag compensation fund

Despite government urging, Takata says that it has no plans to create a compensation fund for those harmed by the company's faulty airbag inflators. US Senator Richard Blumenthal plans to keep pressing the issue, though.

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Senator asks DOJ to look into car insurance repairs

A group of more than 500 body shops in 36 states have filed a lawsuit against the nation's top insurers over a practice called "steering", which is when insurers use various tactics to lead a policyholder to one of the company's preferred repair shops after an accident. The insurance industry says it doesn't happen, a CNN investigation and at least two attorneys general say otherwise.

Proposed legislation would force car companies to take cyber security seriously [w/video]

Bill authored by Markey would also strengthen drivers' privacy rights

Two days after saying automakers have little clue how to safeguard their cars from cyber attacks, US Senator Ed Markey has proposed legislation that would compel car companies to fix security holes.

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GM won't extend deadline for ignition-switch claims despite pressure from US Senators

GM has thumbed its nose at a pair of US senators today, refusing a request to extend the filing deadline for ignition-switch compensation claims a second time.

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Senator angry over latest General Motors ignition-switch revelations

Blumenthal Says GM Continues To Conceal Information

Following fresh revelations that General Motors has continued to conceal information related to its ongoing safety crisis, a leading US Senator has called the company's conduct "outrageous" and called for more hearings on Capitol Hill.

US Senator: General Motors has yet to 'come clean'

Critical questions weren't answered in Valukas report, Blumenthal says

The report, "amounts to circling the wagons to marshal a legal defense," – Sen. Richard Blumenthal

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Senator wants DoJ to create GM victims' fund

US Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, is echoing the call of safety advocates in requesting that the Justice Department create a compensation fund for those killed or injured behind the wheel of General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches.