GM's Barra to testify to Senate again on recall scandal

General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra testifies on the GM ignition switch recall during a US House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 18, 2014General Motors chief executive Mary Barra will return to the Senate next week for a grilling over the automaker’s deadly delayed recall of cars with faulty ignition switches. The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on Tuesday said that Barra will testify on July 17, accompanied for the first time in four congressional hearings by the head of parts supplier Delphi Automotive, Rodney O’Neal. GM, which also is under federal investigation for the delayed recall, has been hit with a $35 million fine and is facing potentially billions of dollars in compensation costs to those who suffered from the problem. In next week’s hearing, titled “Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls,” the committee said it will focus on developments since then, including the findings of an internal GM investigation and a report on a compensation program.

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