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Fred Upton

The Latest: Congressman harmed by VW cheat

The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local): ___ 12:15 p.m. Of the several members of Congress who recounted love affairs with their trusty VWs during the hearing, Rep. Morgan Griffith may be the one most directly harmed by the company's emissions cheat. The Virginia Republican recounts that when his mother could afford her first new car, she bought a Volkswagen Squareback with a manual transmission, the car on which he learned to drive. He inherited his grandmother's 1972 Super Beetle, which he still has. In the 1980s, he says he bought a Rabbit, and in the 1990s he bought a gas-powered Jetta. "When it got close to...