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House Toyota Hearing Postponed

Congressional hearing into Toyota's massive recalls has been postponed until Feb. 23 because of a snowstorm expected to hit the U.S. capital beginning Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional hearing into Toyota's massive recalls has been postponed because of a snowstorm expected to hit the U.S. capital beginning Tuesday.

A House oversight panel says it hopes to hold the Toyota hearing on Feb. 23. Lawmakers are expected to hear testimony from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Toyota Motor North America Chairman chief executive Yoshi Inaba, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator David Strickland and two safety experts.

Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles globally to fix floor mats that can trap gas pedals, faulty gas pedals that are slow to return to the idle position and problems with the brakes. The company announced a recall Tuesday of the 2010 Prius and other hybrids over brake problems on bumpy roads.

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