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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user callyhouck on October 21, 2011 in support of S.1445 Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011.
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S.1445 Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011

I am writing as your constituent in the 24th Congressional district of California. I have witnessed, and will forever be affected by the consequences of unsafe rental cars. No individual consumer should bear the burden of the rental companies profit because those companies refuse to put consumer safety as their priority. I support S.1445 - Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011, and am tracking it using, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

Sincerely, Carol Houick, Mother Raechel and Jacqueline Houck

This letter was a reply from the office of Barbara Boxer on December 09, 2011.
Responding to Your Message

Dear Ms. Houick:

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your views with me.  Your comments will help me continue to represent you and other Californians to the best of my ability.  Be assured that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate considers legislation on this or similar issues.

 If you would like additional information about my work in the U.S. Senate, I invite you to visit my website,  From this site, you can access my statements and press releases about current events and pending legislation, request copies of legislation and government reports, and receive detailed information about the many services that I am privileged to provide for my constituents.  You may also wish to visit to track current and past federal legislation.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  I appreciate hearing from you.


Barbara Boxer

United States Senator

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