Lawmakers Dig Into GM Safety Problems

(Washington, DC) -- Lawmakers are digging into General Motors' safety problems. Problems with ignition switches are blamed for more than a dozen deaths in the U.S. and Canada for more than a decade. The problem has also prompted a massive recall. Opening a House hearing, Pennsylvania Republican Tim Murphy said both GM and federal regulators have a lot to answer for. Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette said the recall should have been ordered years ago. She said GM documents show that a "simple fix" could have been done for less than a dollar per car.
GM CEO Mary Barra , who took the helm in January, is the lead witness at the hearing.