Issues

Content related to Vehicle Safety

Format: 2014-09-15
Format: 2014-09-15
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...
Apr 1, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?”
Apr 1, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released a supplemental memorandum on findings from never-released GM warranty claims.  Released in advance of this afternoon’s hearing with GM CEO Mary Barra, the memo shows that drivers and GM technicians repeatedly reported the ignition switch defect beginning in 2003. 
Mar 31, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky sent a letter to General Motors Chief Executive Office Mary T. Barra requesting information about the company’s knowledge of why and how it approved production of faulty ignition switches.  In a...
Mar 25, 2014
Press Release
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy and Ranking Member Diana DeGette today provided a progress report on the committee’s investigation into General Motors Company’s (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) response to consumer complaints related to stalling, airbag non-deployment, and ignition switch problems. GM CEO Mary...