Barra returns to Washington to meet with lawmakers, reports say

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GM CEO Mary Barra promised lawmakers that she would return to Capitol Hill to brief them on the findings of the company’s internal probe.

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May 21, 2014 – 4:03 pm ET

DETROIT — General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with lawmakers in Washington Wednesday to discuss GM’s ignition switch recall.

Barra met with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who chairs a subcommittee that is investigating GM’s handling of the defect. McCaskill delivered some of the most pointed questions to Barra during the CEO’s appearance before the panel last month.

GM spokesman Greg Martin confirmed that Barra visited members of congress, which was reported earlier by The Detroit News. Martin said Barra emphasized that GM is “doing all that we can to fix every car that we can,” but declined to elaborate on the discussions.

Barra also met with Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and other lawmakers several weeks ago, The News said.

House and Senate committees, along with the U.S. Justice Department and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are investigating why it took GM more than a decade to recall cars with a faulty ignition switch that GM has linked to 13 deaths.

Barra promised lawmakers during the hearings that she would return to Capitol Hill to brief them on the findings of the company’s internal probe. That investigation, led by Jenner & Block Chairman Anton Valukas, is expected to wrap up within a few weeks.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20140521/OEM02/140529957/barra-returns-to-washington-to-meet-with-lawmakers-reports-say

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