House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders also
said they had invited National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration acting Administrator David Friedman to testify at
This will be the first in what could be a series of hearings by
the House panel that began an investigation after GM's decision
to recall 1.6 million of its vehicles because of the ignition
problem that first surfaced more than a decade ago.
While the defect problem began long before Barra and Friedman
entered their current positions, their testimony, said committee
Chairman Fred Upton, "will be essential to getting answers about
what went wrong."
The hearing will be conducted by the panel's Oversight and
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; editing by Peter Cooney)
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