White House Auto Team Drives Foreign Cars

This post was written by Igor Kossov.

President Obama recently appointed an auto task force to oversee the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry.

However, most of these American transportation team members drive imported cars, the Detroit News reports.

4732106Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who is in charge of enforcing loan agreements with GM and Chrysler, drives an Acura. White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, left, has a 1995 Mazda Protégé.

Of the eight task force members and their 10 policy aides, only two own domestic cars. Despite the controversial "Buy American" clause in the recently signed stimulus package, the market for overseas automotives seems alive and well for top policymakers.

A full list of the task force members' vehicles is available here.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App