Welcome back to DC Mr. Akerson!
General Motors, the company that needed Washington's help to survive, now finds itself struggling to break out from the shadow of Uncle Sam.
The latest example comes with Akerson testifying before the House Oversight Committee about the Chevy Volt battery investigation.
Committee Chair Rep. Darrell Issa wants GM and federal investigators to explain how the case was handled. In short, Rep. Issa is wondering if NHTSA downplayed potential problems with the Volt battery catching on fire. Why? Perhaps because the US still owns 25% of GM and if NHTSA made a big stink about GM's halo car possibly being unsafe it could harm the automaker. At least that's the suggestion coming from some circles in DC and elsewhere around the country.