The House Oversight and Government Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending held a hearing October 12 at which National Highway Transportation Safety Administrator David Strickland and Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy testified that their offices met with a diverse set of parties as they prepared to propose increasing the corporate average fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Subcommittee Republicans are charging that a meeting with automobile manufacturers violated a transparency law and that the rule is unproductive and intrusive to the market. EPA and NHTSA plan to propose the rule by mid-November, and a final rule is expected by July 31, 2012.