FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2021
CONTACT: Miguel Ayala, 202-374-1098
Schakowsky, Colleagues, Advocates Highlight INVEST In America Act Auto Safety Provisions
Several Components of Infrastructure Legislation Will Save Lives, Protect Consumers from Automobile Dangers
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, at 1PM ET, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, will host a press conference to highlight the auto safety provisions included in the INVEST In America Act, the infrastructure package the U.S. House will vote on this week.
Schakowsky will be joined by the Members who authored different pieces of legislation that has been included in this package. Some of those bills are the Hot Cars Act, Park IT Act, 21st Century Smart Cars, Five Stars for Safe Cars Act, SAFE Limos Act, HALT Drunk Driving Act, and the Crash Avoidance System Evaluation Act. Additionally, members will be speaking in support of including the Modernizing Seatback Safety Act, which has been offered as an amendment.
The Members will also be joined by advocates, including families of victims of some of the tragedies that inspired some of the legislation.
WHAT: Auto Safety Press Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 – 1PM ET
WHERE: U.S. Capitol – House Visitors Center, 201
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12)
Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13)
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04)
Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20)
Jason Levine, Center for Auto Safety
Alex Otte, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Rana Abbas Taylor of Michigan, MADD victim/survivor
William Wallace, Consumer Reports
Cathy Chase, Advocates for Highway Safety
Janette Fennell, Kids and Cars
Family Members of Victims
HOW: Members of Press Should RSVP to Miguel.Ayala@mail.house.gov
Media not credentialed by the House will need to contact the House Radio TV Gallery