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WASHINGTON (WJBK) - General Motors' CEO Mary Barra spoke with reporters in Washington, D.C. shortly after answering questions from Congress.

Play the video to hear what Barra has to say about moving the company forward despite saying "I don't know" about its past several times Tuesday.

At a hearing on Capitol Hill before a House subcommittee, Barra acknowledged under often testy questioning that the company took too long to act. She promised changes at GM that would prevent such a lapse from happening again, but only promised to "share what is appropriate" of the conclusion of the internal investigation.  

Since February, GM has recalled 2.6 million cars over the faulty switch, which can cause the engine to cut off in traffic, disabling the power steering, power brakes and air bags and making it difficult to control the vehicle.

The automaker said new switches should be available starting April 7.

Charlie LeDuff will be there when testimony continues Wednesday before a Senate subcommittee.

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