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2 House Dems pressing inquiry into VW vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over whether workers at a Volkswagen plant in the state of Tennessee can unionize is moving to Washington.

Two House Democrats said Wednesday they will investigate whether Republicans in that state may have violated "or otherwise run afoul" of any federal laws ahead of a February vote in which workers narrowly opted against joining the United Auto Workers.

Congressmen George Miller and John Tierney say they want to know if any Tennessee Republicans attached any inappropriate strings to the state's $300 million incentive package to get VW to expand the Chattanooga plant.

The union claims the election was tainted by Republicans including U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. Corker and others have denied doing anything inappropriate. A hearing on the union's complaint is set for Monday in Chattanooga.

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