June 29, 2021

Special note: Kids and Car Safety Family Advocate, Lindsey Rogers-Seitz and her daughter Riley Seitz will be participating in the live event. Kids and Car Safety will have other families affected by a hot car incidents available to the press for interviews throughout the U.S.
Miguel Ayala, Representative Jan Schakowsky, 202-374-1098
Amber Rollins, Kids and Car Safety, 913-205-6973
Janette Fennell, Kids and Car Safety, 415-336-9279
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 ActPark IT Act21st Century Smart CarsFive Stars for Safe Cars ActSAFE Limos ActHALT Drunk Driving Act, and the Crash Avoidance System Evaluation ActAdditionally, 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
                WHO:                 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
                                            Janette Fennell, Kids and Car 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
                                            Family Members of Victims
                HOW:                Members of Press Should RSVP to:
Media not credentialed by the House will need to contact the House Radio TV Gallery
Kids and Car Safety is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping young children and pets safe in and around vehicles.