General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra faced a sometimes hostile House subcommittee who grilled her for almost three hours on the slow recall of faulty ignition switches and whether GM’s culture can change.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra faced intensive questioning from a House subcommittee over the slow recall of defective ignition switches, with lawmakers cutting off her answers and asking whether she can truly change the company’s culture.
About 75 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria in government labs after the material was mishandled while being used in experiments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Representative Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican leading U.S. hearings into General Motors Co.’s recall of 1.6 million cars, has some of the closest ties to the automobile industry of any member of Congress.
With General Motors Co. so far weathering a record-setting year of recalls with strong sales and a stable stock price, U.S. lawmakers are poised to refocus attention on the automaker’s decade-long mishandling of the original ignition-switch flaw that led to hearings in Congress.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra plans to tell lawmakers tomorrow the steps the automaker has taken to change its culture and act more swiftly to address safety defects, her written testimony shows.