Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Senator Jon Ossoff, Introduce Legislation to Enhance Children’s Safety While Flying

May 22, 2023
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced she introduced the Kids Fly Safe Act, legislation to enhance children’s safety while flying. The legislation would require the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a robust study of children’s safety and needs at U.S. airports and on domestic airlines. The Kids Fly Safe Act is cosponsored by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) in the House of Representatives. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“Parents like me know that flying with kids can be dangerous. When my Cartercakes was smaller, I appreciated being able to hold him in-flight but I always worried what would happen if we hit turbulence. Safety isn’t one size fits all, and we must be intentional when considering the needs of our young fliers. The Kids Fly Safe Act will be the first comprehensive study of child safety in the domestic aviation industry so we can make flying safer for everyone—no matter their age.” 

Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) said: 

“Flying with kids can be stressful. Georgia families bringing children through our airports need facilities that will keep kids safe in crowded and complex environments. Our Kids Fly Safe Act will help give parents peace of mind that their children are safe and secure at our nation’s airports and on-board commercial airliners.”

Jamie Lackey, CEO of Helping Mamas, Inc. said: 

“Helping Mamas is excited to learn of the Kids Fly Safe Act. Our goal is to make sure children are always safe, happy and thriving whether at home or while traveling. Safe storage of critical safety items like car seats and strollers are essential to the health and well being of children. We believe the Kids Fly Safe Act is a comprehensive needed step to ensure that all children and families have access to safe flying in airports and on planes. We are thankful to Senator Ossoff and Congresswoman Williams for taking the lead on this important issue.”

Click here for the text of the Kids Fly Safe Act

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement. Congresswoman Williams is also committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.

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