General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will return to Congress next week to address lawmakers’ unanswered questions about why the company waited so long to recall 2.59 million cars for a faulty ignition switch.
GM was for years a place where employees agreed to fix problems but never did, feared alerting superiors to car-safety concerns and avoided taking notes in meetings lest they be held liable for product shortcomings.
General Motors Co. blamed bureaucratic delays and a culture of incompetence for the botched handling of auto-safety complaints, and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra ousted 15 employees for their roles in mishandling the recall of millions of fatally flawed vehicles.
While U.S. lawmakers prepare to grill General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra again over faulty small cars, the Federal Reserve is helping her company reach the highest monthly sales in six years by keeping its target interest rate at a record low.
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill, who led sweeping changes in how the U.S. military handles rape cases, now want to increase the number of prosecutions for sexual assault on college campuses.
A suspended General Motors Co. engineer who approved a design change that made an ignition- switch defect difficult to detect met with U.S. congressional investigators, according to a person familiar with the probe.
Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat preparing legislation to push colleges to go further in dealing with sexual assaults, said higher fines may be in order for schools that violate federal rules.
Senator Claire McCaskill, who is surveying 350 colleges on their sexual-assault policies, said she’s planning to hold hearings later this year when she’ll call victims, administrators and college presidents to testify.