Ranking Member Issa Statement Following Toyota Hearing

Published: Feb 24, 2010

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement regarding today’s hearings in which the Committee heard testimony from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Toyota CEO and President Akio Toyoda:

“The American people today received a commitment from both Toyota and the government that from this point forward will be the standard from which industry and regulators are measured against.  If this hearing and our investigation results in regulators and industry establishing a higher standard for diligence and transparency that would not have existed otherwise – we have done our job.  We will continue to examine what went wrong and why, how industry follows through with their commitment to be transparent and how government regulators leverage existing resources and authority to do a better job of keeping America’s drivers safer.”