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Feb 27, 2015
Press Release
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
Press Release
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.
Dec 3, 2014
Hearing
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.”
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...