October 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sam Avery (Schakowsky): 202-225-2111
Christine Brennan (Pallone): 202-225-5735
Schakowsky, Pallone and others highlight Vehicle Safety Improvement Act after Auto and Roadway Safety Hearing
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, October 21, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a legislative hearing on a draft auto bill.
While a legislative fix to auto safety issues is sorely needed, it is inexcusable that it has taken so long to reach a legislative hearing. The House Republican draft is woefully inadequate and will not make American drivers, passengers, or pedestrians any safer. Congressional action should begin with the enactment of H.R. 1181, the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act – legislation introduced by Commerce, Trade and Manufacturing Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), and other Committee Democrats earlier this year.
Schakowsky, Pallone, other members of the Committee, consumer advocates, and victims of General Motors’ defective ignitions switches will hold a press conference after the hearing to make clear that Congress can and must do more to improve automobile safety.
WHEN: Immediately following the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Hearing
(Around 12:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
WHERE: House Triangle
WHAT: Promote the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act, legislation to enhance auto safety, oversight, and accountability
WHO: Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Commerce, Trade and Manufacturing Subcommittee Ranking Member
Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member
Joan Claybrook, Co-Chair Advocates for Highway Safety and Former Head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Will Wallace, Consumers Union
Two GM Victims (Laura Christian and Jamie Frei)