WASHINGTON (Aug. 24, 2000)—Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has called a hearing Sept. 6 to consider the issues surrounding the Bridgestone/Firestone tire recall.
Although McCain´s office didn´t have a witness list at presstime, he was expected to invite Ford Motor Co. CEO Jacques Nasser, Bridgestone/Firestone Executive Vice President John Lampe and others to testify on the genesis and handling of the recall of 6.5-million Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness tires.
Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, R-La., chairman of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection, also is "seriously considering" holding hearings on the recall, although he hasn´t yet set a date.