12NR17 – MRF News Release Call to Action

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12NR17 – MRF News Release – Call to Action – Help End the Federal Funding of the Motorcycle-Only Roadside Checkpoints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 May 2012

Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

Call to Action – Help End the Federal Funding of the Motorcycle-Only Roadside Checkpoints

The US Congress has moved forward on the highway bill. They recently named the Conferees that will negotiate the differences between the House and the Senate. This is a crucial juncture for the legislation that would end the motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. The language is in the HR 7, (the House bill) but not in the US House passed bill, HR 4348 and not in the Senate bill, S 1813. Its our goal to have the conference adopt the language into the final report.

The conference is sure to be lengthy as the two bills are wildly different. The House bill, H.R. 4348, is a short-term extension of federal highway funds that includes a requirement to approve the Keystone oil pipeline. The Senate bill, S. 1813, is a two-year, $109 billion extension.

Here is where you come in. Below is the list of every member of the Highway bill conference committee. If one or more of them are your elected officials. call them ask them to support the inclusion of the language that would prohibit federal funding of motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. Call immediately. This will also be the key issue we lobby for next week at Bikers Inside the Beltway.

SENATORS

Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) 202 224 3553
Max Baucus (D-Mont.) 202 224 2651
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) 202 224 2152
Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) 202 2245842
Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) 202 224 6551
Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) 202 224 6542 
Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) 202 224 4744 
James Inhofe (R-Okla.) 202 224 4721
David Vitter (R-La.) 202 224 4623
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) 202 224 5251
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) 202 224 5744 
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) 202 224 5922 
Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) 202 224 6472
John Hoeven (R-N.D.) 202 224 2551

REPRESENTATIVES

Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) 202 225 4035
Don Young (R-Alaska) 202 225 5765
John Duncan (R-Tenn.) 202 225 5435 
Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) 202 225 2431
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV.) 202 225 2711
Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) 202 225 4076
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) 202 225 3536 
Larry Buschon (R-Ind.) 202 225 4636 
Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) 202 225 3665
Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) 202 225 5235 
James Lankford (R-Okla.) 202 225 2132 
Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) 202 225 5665 
Fred Upton (R-Mich.) 202 225 3761
Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) 202 225 3115
Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) 202 225 5816
Rob Bishop (R-Utah) 202 225 0453
Ralph Hall (R-Texas) 202 225 6673 
Chip Cravaack (Minn.) 202 225 6211
Dave Camp (R-Mich.) 202 225 3561
Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) 202 225 5355
Nick Rahall (D-WV) 202 225 3452
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) 202 225 6416 
Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) 202 225 5661
Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) 202 225 5635
Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) 202 225 0123 
Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) 202 225 4741 
Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) 202 225 3806 
Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) 202 225 3826
Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) 202 225 3976 
Ed Markey (D-Mass.) 202 225 2836
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) 202 225 8885
Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) 202 225 4811
and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) 202 225 8050

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