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UPDATE: Legislative hearing concerning Volkswagen to be held in Chattanooga

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Workers assemble Passat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga facility. AP photo Workers assemble Passat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga facility. AP photo
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UPDATE:  The state's Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee will be holding a hearing in Chattanooga on October 29, 2015 to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards.  The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education.


Tennessee Senator, Bo Watson wrote a letter of concern to Tennessee Senator Chairman of the Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, Randy McNally amidst the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Senator Watson states in the letter that it would be responsible that the Finance, Ways, and Means Committee of the Tennessee Senate consider a public meeting to hear testimony from Volkswagen and state officials as to the potential impact upon Tennessee's investment in Volkswagen.

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Tennesseans have made a significant investment in Volkswagen and any action threatens the stability and sustainability of the investment should be reviewed by the Finance Committee, without delay, Senator Watson said in the letter.

Senator Watson closed the letter asking Chairman McNally to have the public meeting of Finance, Ways, and Means committee as soon as possible. 

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