DeGette Joins Fellow Committee Leaders to Call on VW to Fully Come Clean

Nov 2, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. DeGette (CO-01) joined her fellow House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders to make the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is expanding its investigation of Volkswagen’s emissions issues to include additional Porsche, VW, and Audi models, with three liter diesel engines.  The EPA investigation began in September when EPA announced that certain models of VW Diesel Engines (Model Years 2009-2015) had been fitted with so-called “defeat-devices” to allow these vehicles to beat state and federal emissions testing standards. 

“The latest revelations raise the question, where does VW’s road of deceit end? The EPA expanding its investigation prompts questions regarding the prevalence of the emissions cheating and how it went undetected for so long,” said Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Diana DeGette, Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ). “Our bipartisan investigation continues - it’s time for Volkswagen to fully come clean.”

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on “Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions” in October. The leaders also requested documents from VW and information from EPA to assist the committee’s ongoing investigation.