WASHINGTON, March 26 A U.S. Senate panel will
hold its first hearing on April 2 to probe how General Motors
and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
handled recalls of malfunctioning GM ignition switches over the
past decade, which are linked to 12 deaths.
The Senate's Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Protection,
Product Safety and Insurance will hold the hearing one day after
the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee has
a hearing on the same topic.
GM CEO Mary Barra and NHTSA Acting Director David Friedman
are expected to testify at both hearings.
(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)