Paris Hilton is heading to Washington, set to appear on Capitol Hill to advocate for legislation involving children and residential treatment centers.
The "Cooking With Paris" star will be on hand on Wednesday at a news conference with Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaKhanna advocates for 'honest and reflective patriotism' in America Democrats call on Education secretary to address 'stealthing' at federal level Showdown: Pelosi dares liberals to sink infrastructure bill MORE, the California Democrat's office announced Monday.
The event, which will also include Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySenate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo Lawmakers call on Olympic committee to press China on human rights abuses Senate Democrats call on Biden to push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers at WTO MORE (D-Ore.) and Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauroRosa DeLauroHouse sets up Senate shutdown showdown The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden to announce increased measures for omicron Schumer warns of 'Republican anti-vaccine shutdown' MORE (Conn.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffJan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth Jan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden to update Americans on omicron; Congress back MORE (Calif.), is being held to discuss establishing a bill of rights for children placed in congregate care facilities, according to organizers, and will "preview ways to protect youth rights to physical, social and emotional well-being."
Earlier this year, Hilton lauded the passage of a troubled teen institution reform bill, which she had testified on behalf of, in the Utah House of Representatives.
Hilton, 40, recounted her experience as a teen at the Provo Canyon School, a psychiatric youth residential treatment center, back in February.
The famed hotel heiress described what she called "unconstitutional, degrading and terrifying" abuse from staff, saying she was forced to take medication that made her feel "numb and exhausted" and was thrown into "solitary confinement."
A statement about Hilton's Capitol Hill visit from Khanna's office said, "No child should be subjected to solitary confinement, to inhumane methods of restraint, to forced labor, or to any form of institutional abuse."