Senate Committee Approves Auto Safety Bill

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT) -- In the wake of Toyota Motor Corp.'s recalls over faulty break systems, a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require carmakers to meet new safety standards and would double funding for the federal agency overseeing automobile safety.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 on a voice vote, setting the stage for a full Senate vote on the bill, which aims to bolster the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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