On 28 November 2019 the German Bundestag voted to establish the second Committee of Inquiry for the current 19th electoral term, consisting of nine Members of the Bundestag, with another nine serving as substitutes. The opposition parliamentary groups, namely the AfD, the FDP, The Left Party and Alliance 90/The Greens voted in favour of the motion, while the government coalition groups CDU/CSU and SPD abstained. The committee, chaired by Udo Schiefner (SPD), is tasked with comprehensively examining the behaviour of the Federal Government, in particular the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and its subordinate authorities, in the period following the signing of the coalition agreement between the CDU/CSU and the SPD for the 18th electoral term, specifically in connection with the preparation and introduction of the infrastructure charge (also referred to as the passenger car toll). The investigation will look at the tendering procedure, the termination of the contracts for levying and monitoring the charge and the consequences of this including the processes of handling the cancellation of the project, as well as the personal and political areas of responsibility and the Federal Government’s practice in investigating matters and providing information to the Bundestag on these processes. The committee is also to examine and provide recommendations on which conclusions are to be drawn and consequences to be taken based on its findings.