8-11-10: Sen Wicker - Rep Boehner Request GAO Investigation

CONGRESSMAN BOEHNER AND SENATOR WICKER REQUEST GAO REPORT TO INVESTIGATE DELPHI PENSION TREATMENT

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a non-partisan, independent analysis of the federal financial assistance provided to the General Motors (GM) Corporation and its treatment of certain Delphi retirees.  ~~~  Click here for the full press release.

7-10-10: Testimonies requested for Field Hearing

Testimonies are requested by the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

This relates to information posted on 7-2-10 and in Congressman Charlie Wilson's press release:

The following information was received from Congressman Charlie Wilson's office related to the Field Hearing in Canfield, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

"Delphi Retirees and other community* members are more than welcome to submit testimony for the record.  They can do that by emailing it to the Washington office of Congressman Charlie Wilson where it will be submitted by him for the official record.  Testimony can be emailed to Anne Sokolov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Joan Gregory (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)."

* "Community" in this instance refers to all affected Delphi salaried pension beneficiaries, or anyone who is affected in any way by this issue.

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7-16-10: More Testimonies Requested

Testimonies are requested by the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

7-19-2010 UPDATE - We just learned this morning that the deadline for testimonies has been shortened, all testimonies must be submitted by email to Anne Sokolov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Joan Gregory (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 4:00 PM tomorrow, Tuesday July 20, 2010!

7-16-2010 UPDATE - For those of you who have responded and submitted your personal testimonies, thank you!  The response to the request to file personal testimonies with the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations subcommittee has been excellent.  More than 300 testimonies were received at the time of the hearing.  However, we need the response to be overwhelming!

DSRA Members - please see your email for more information from the Hearing and for suggestions on submitting your testimony.  Thank you!

Click here for previous article      Click here for WYTV report of the Hearing

7-6-10: Recess Appointment of PBGC Director

SEN. SHERROD BROWN STATEMENT ON RECESS APPOINTMENT OF PBGC DIRECTOR 

Administration Bypasses Brown’s Hold on Nomination of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released a statement today, following the recess appointment of Joshua Gotbaum to serve as Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). In May, Brown placed a hold on the nomination of Gotbaum, who has recused himself from any decision-making related to Delphi, in order to urge the Administration to bring General Motors to the table to meet the pension obligations of Delphi retirees. The Administration appointed Director Gotbaum during the Senate’s July recess in order to circumvent Brown’s hold.

Click here for full press release.