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Nov 7, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Oversight and Investigation Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton, Tim Murphy, and Lee Terry to request a hearing and investigation of the safety risks posed by defective Takata airbags that have been installed in vehicles driven by millions of Americans.
Oct 29, 2014
Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The request follows the committee’s extensive investigation into the General Motors ignition switch recall.
Sep 18, 2014
Bill
The Vehicle Safety Improvement Act of 2014 -- which builds on H.R. 4364, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2014, a bill introduced by Ranking Member Waxman in April 2014 -- takes several steps that the Committee’s investigation made clear are necessary to respond to auto manufaturer's failure to recall defective vehicles.  This legislation strengthens transparency and oversight,...
Sep 18, 2014
Press Release
Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, joined by other Democratic Committee members, introduced the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act (VSIA).  This legislation will establish several new important consumer protections to improve driver, passenger, and...
Sep 16, 2014
Press Release
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette released the following statement today on the Committee Republicans’ report on the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the GM ignition switch recall:  
Jul 10, 2014
Bill
On February 6, 2014, Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) introduced H.R. 4013, the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014, with Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) as original cosponsors.  As introduced, the bill creates an exemption from federal motor vehicle safety standards for certain replica motor vehicles produced or imported by a low-volume manufacturer.  The...
Jul 9, 2014
Markup
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade began a markup on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  The Subcommittee considered the following: • H.R. ___, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act; • H.R. 4450, Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014; and, • H.R. 4013, Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014; On Wednesday, July 9, the...
Jun 18, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Investigation Update.”  
Jun 5, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the internal investigation by General Motors, conducted by Anton Valukas, on the ignition switch defect:
Apr 2, 2014
Press Release
Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman was joined yesterday by eight Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats in introducing H.R. 4364, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2014, following the Committee’s hearing with GM CEO Mary Barra on the GM recalls.  The legislation will increase transparency and accountability for auto manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA...