10:59am

Thu February 11, 2010
WVAS Local

Ala gov, others calls on federal lawmakers to be fair to Toyota

Montgomery, AL – - Four governors of states with Toyota
plants are calling on Congress to be fair to the automaker in
hearings concerning safety recalls.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels,
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley asked in
a letter Wednesday that Toyota get "a responsible and fair
response from the federal government."
In particular, the governors called for hearings that are "not
tainted by the federal government's financial interest in some of
Toyota's competitors."
Beshear said Toyota employs more than 172,000 Americans in
plants and dealerships across the nation. In the letter, the
governors said Toyota's continued success is in the national
interest.
Toyota manufactures V-8 engines at its plant in Huntsville.