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May 19, 2015
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Commerce, Trade, and Manufacturing Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced steps to address fatal defects in Takata airbags. Takata has finally agreed to take action and expand its original...
Feb 27, 2015
Today, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act. The bill takes the lessons learned from the record 64 million recalled vehicles in 2014 to enhance oversight, improve information-sharing, and promote safety of American cars. Pallone joined Rep. Jan Schkowsky, Ranking Member of the...
Feb 5, 2015
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr., Commerce Manufacturing & Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky, and Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton, Michael Burgess, and Tim Murphy requesting hearings on the rise in subprime auto loans to low-income consumers.
Hearing on “Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls,” Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (December 3, 2014)
Dec 3, 2014
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls.”
Ranking Members Waxman, DeGette, and Schakowsky Call for Investigation and Hearing After New Takata Airbag Allegations
Nov 7, 2014
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
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
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,...
Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill to Improve Motor Vehicle Safety, Respond to Committee's GM Investigation
Sep 18, 2014
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...
Reps. Waxman and DeGette Call for Action in Response to Republican Findings on NHTSA Role in GM Recall
Sep 16, 2014
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
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...