Congress is now looking into why General Motors dragged its feet in responding to faulty ignitions that led to 13 deaths. Late Monday, the House Enery and Commerce Committee announced it would investigate GM. The company is now recalling 1.6 million cars, but as early as 2004, GM began investigating reports of faulty switches. New CEO Mary Barra says she didn't learn of the problem until “a few weeks ago,” she wrote on March 4. “At the old, lethargic, slow-moving GM, people didn’t want to push bad news upward,” said George Cook, a former Ford executive said. “They laid on it way too long. You can’t gamble with people’s lives.