3-31-10: BREAKING NEWS: Congressional Groups Lose Patience, Demand Withheld Information

Two powerful Congressional groups have stepped up pressure on the Federal Government and The New General Motors to provide information that has been requested numerous times and ignored as many times.

John Kline (R-MN-2), the senior Republican member on the Committee of Education and Labor, was joined by Tom Price (R-GA-6) another committee member in requesting George Miller, the chairman of the committee, to subpoena all relevant documents related to the disparate treatment of Delphi Corporation retirees' pension benefits by the current Administration.

In a second action, Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN-05) and other GOP members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a letter written to Ed Whitacre, Jr., Chairman of General Motors, seeking "all records and communications between General Motors, and the Federal Government regarding GM's decision to discriminate against non-union workers while spending billions on union pensions."

Delphi Salaried Retiree Association Interim Chairman Den Black commented this evening that, "I'm delighted that the patience of many members of Congress is wearing thin regarding the stonewalling by GM and our government.  From the beginning, our only goal has been to be treated fairly and equitably.  It is our belief that the US government is constitutionally required to treat all citizens with equal protection.  Therefore when the government chooses to enter an industrial bankruptcy, it cannot choose winners and losers."  

Click the links below for the letter to GM Chairman Whitacre and a news release from Rep. Burton's office, and the letter to the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor from Kline and Price.

Rep Burton Oversight Committee Release
Reps Kline & Price Education & Labor Committee Letter
All Congressional Support Letters