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Jan Schakowsky

Members of Congress, Crash Victims & Advocates: Safety Must Be Advanced in Any Transportation/Infrastructure Package

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As a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators continue deliberation on comprehensive infrastructure legislation, today Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), joined by U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), families of truck crash, distracted driving crash, child “hot car” and seatback failure victims, and safety, public health, law enforcement, bicyclist and consumer advocates asserted that the legislation must include vital motor vehicle safety upgrades that will prevent crashes and save lives before being sent to President Biden.

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MEDIA ALERT: Schakowsky, Colleagues, Advocates Highlight INVEST in America Act Auto Safety Provisions

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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.

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Press Release on Introduction of the Hot Cars Act in Congress

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Since 1990, nearly 1,000 children have died in hot cars. “Children will continue to die in hot cars until technology is utilized to detect and alert others of their presence inside a vehicle. Education alone will not solve this problem because no one thinks a hot car tragedy can happen to them. That is precisely why technology is necessary. The fact that these systems exist to save the lives of children, but are not being included in all new vehicles is inconceivable,” stated Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids and Car Safety. 

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Notable Quotes from June 23, 2020 Press Teleconference Urging Passage of the Motor Vehicle Safety Title as Part of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Notable Quotes from June 23, 2020 Press Teleconference Urging Passage of the Motor Vehicle Safety Title as Part of…

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