GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, will testify before a House subcommittee next week as part of the congressional investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Scheduled to appear before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at 10 a.m. on Oct. 8, Horn will provide information on the “facts and circumstances surrounding Volkswagen’s reported Clean Air Act violations.” Subcommittee Chair Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., said he hopes to get answers including why the “defeat-devices” were used to fool emissions testers, how the decision to install them was made and how their use went undetected for so long.
“The very notion of a carmaker intentionally violating our environmental laws is beyond belief,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., said. “Reports of Volkswagen selling cars with devices aimed at skirting the law cannot, and will not be tolerated.”
Also scheduled to testify at the Thursday hearing is at least one representative from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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