Congress

The Center for Auto Safety in the nation’s capital:

  • keeping consumers up-to-date on auto related legislation and regulation
  • working with congress and federal agencies to make our cars safer
  • providing expert opinions and data in congressional testimony.

Congressman offers unusual defense in ethics probe

By JOHN DUNBAR Center for Public Integrity WASHINGTON — Rep. Roger Williams, the Austin Republican under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, asserts that he did nothing wrong when he offered an amendment that would benefit car dealers — despite the fact that he himself is a car dealer. Members …

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HIGHWAY SAFETY: More Robust DOT Oversight of Guardrails and Other Roadside Hardware Could Further Enhance Safety

Click here to view the GAO Study Click here to visit the GAO Study Website What GAO Found The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) oversees and promotes states’ installation of crash-tested roadside safety hardware through guidance and policy directives to states and by issuing letters to roadside safety hardware developers that …

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GAO Report: Enhanced Project Management of New Information Technology Could Help Improve NHTSA’s Oversight of Safety Defects

Click here to view the GAO Report What GAO Found The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) faces several challenges in its oversight of vehicle safety defects and has initiated or proposed some actions to address them. Challenges include improving data collection and analysis, providing adequate guidance and standard business …

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Road Warrior: Safety advocates contend highway bill won’t cut it

Safety first!

Perhaps Congress could grasp what that accident-prevention slogan meant when it was coined during the golden age of railroading in 1873, a time when the federal government managed to scrape by on a $290 million budget. But this week, safety priorities seem open to question as House and Senate conferees attempt to patch together a transportation budget that would spend a few hundred times more each year than it took old Ulysses S. Grant to run the whole country back then.

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