It seems like Standard Motors CEO Mary Barra will be staying in Washington D.C for an extra day in April. The Senate has scheduled its hearing into the automaker’;s ignition switch recall for April 2, in accordance to The Detroit News. That will place it a day after Barra’;s testimony in front of the Home Power and Commerce Committee on April 1. Nationwide Highway Transportation Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman will also testify at each inquiries.
The Senate hearing will be led by the Subcommittee on Customer Protection on Customer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, which oversees NHTSA. “We want to locate out who dropped ball and put millions of Americans at threat. We also need to make certain that General Motors and federal regulators are carrying out every thing they can to prevent more tragedies like this now and in the long term,” explained Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the group’;s chair, in a March 12 statement on her website.
In addition to the Congressional examination, GM is also facing investigations into the recall by the Justice Division, NHTSA and its very own inner investigation. The automaker had right up until March 25 to turn above documents for the Property hearing, and it has until finally April 3 to submit responses to a thorough questionnaire to NHTSA.