September 9, 2019 / 10:57 PM / 9 days ago

U.S. House panel to review DOJ automaker antitrust probe

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings and seek documents into the Justice Department's decision to open an antitrust investigation into four major automakers' voluntary agreement with California to adopt compromise vehicle emissions requirements.

House Judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler and Representative David Cicilline, who chairs a subcommittee on antitrust issues, said in a joint statement late on Monday the probe of Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, BMW AG, Volkswagen AG "is only the latest in a profoundly troubling pattern of abuse of power that has flourished under the Trump presidency."

The Justice Department did not immediately comment. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese)

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