In 2004, two of my constituents, Raechel and
Jacqueline Houck of Santa Cruz, were killed in a tragic car accident when
the defective rental car they were driving caught fire, veered out of
control, and crashed into a semi-trailer truck. Shockingly, the
rental car company had rented them a car that was under a safety
recall without fixing it.
To honor the memory of these two
beautiful girls, I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues today to
introduce legislation that would protect consumers by banning rental car
companies from renting or selling vehicles that are under a safety
We owe it to all our families to ensure that the cars
they are renting are safe and sound. To read more about this
important legislation, please click here.
United States Senator
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