WASHINGTON -- The House Energy Committee moved forward its Feb. 25 hearing on Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety problems to Tuesday, Feb. 23, because of a scheduling conflict.
The White House has scheduled a Feb. 25 bipartisan meeting on health care reform, to which committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., has been invited, a committee spokeswoman said.
The Energy Committee will now be the first congressional panel to hold hearings on Toyota's problems. The House Oversight Committee, headed by Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., has scheduled a hearing for Wed., Feb. 24. The Senate Commerce Committee has a March 2 hearing planned.