Ron Launches Finance Committee Investigation into VW Cheating
Volkswagen fleeced Oregonians and Americans across the country by selling “clean” diesels secretly equipped with defeat devices (that hid their true emissions). And this fraud has a big impact in Oregon. Oregon has more affected VW vehicles per capita than any other state.
As ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Ron is launching a bipartisan investigation into VW’s cheating – cheating that millions of taxpayer dollars inadvertently subsidized because of VW’s deception.
Ron also pressed Treasury Secretary Lew to make sure VW's clean energy tax breaks are recovered without car buyers being penalized.
Ron will fight to make sure that Oregonians and taxpayers are not on the hook for the deliberate fraud committed by Volkswagen.
Updates will be posted here as the investigation continues.
Millions of taxpayer $$ helped VW sell “clean” diesels secretly equipped w/defeat devices. Hurt buyers too. @SenateFinance is investigating.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) October 7, 2015
VW must pay, but Oregonians & Americans who bought VW’s “clean” diesel cars must not be on the hook for their fraud http://t.co/ZTbrvKUlQT— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) October 8, 2015