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General Motors CEO Mary Barra to Testify Before Congressional Committee

Posted at 6:44 AM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 06:44:49-04

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WASHINGTON D.C. (June 18, 2014) — The Chief Executive Officer of automaker General Motors, Mary Barra, will return to Capitol Hill on June 18 for more testimony surrounding a messy ignition switch recall.

According to Fox Business, Barra and former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas are expected to testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. This will be Barra’s second time appearing before the House panel, following testimony in April.

During that previous testimony, Barra said she didn’t have all the facts concerning the recall, and agreed to return for testimony once an internal investigation was completed. That report was released earlier in June, and showed that the company’s engineers knew about the problem in 2004, and didn’t connect the issue to failed airbag deployments. After the report was released, GM fired 15 employees.

Since Barra’s first testimony, the company has recalled three million more vehicles. The ignition switch defect has been linked to more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths.