Congressman Johnson quizzes GM CEO about ignition recall - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Congressman Johnson quizzes GM CEO about ignition recall

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

A local legislator was among those grilling General Motors CEO Mary Barra about the delayed recall of millions of vehicles over a faulty ignition switch.

On Wednesday,  lawmakers quizzed Barra, while families shared stories of loved ones lost to car accidents attributed to the switches.

As a member of the House subcommittee, Representative Bill Johnson (R - 6th OH) asked Barra why something wasn't done sooner about the defective part.  He wanted to know how the system broke down.

Barra said she didn't have an answer to that question, only that it was unacceptable, and that the company is making changes to keep it from happening again.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Ohio State president, band leaders to meet

    Ohio State president, band leaders to meet

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:13:25 GMT
    Courtesy:  NBC NewsCourtesy: NBC News
    University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.More >>
    University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.
    More >>
  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:51 GMT
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.More >>
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.More >>
  • Ohio woman sent to prison for school outburst

    Ohio woman sent to prison for school outburst

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:08 GMT
    An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.More >>
    An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms