News Flash! A bill to recognize the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation is up for vote in the Senate.
Contact Senator McCain on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Take Action Now! It’s super quick!
The “National Bike Bill”, passed by the House in May, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, this Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 10 am. Please urge Senator McCain, who is on that Committee, to support this bill.
House Congressional Resolution 305 (H.CON.RES. 305), dubbed “the National Bike Bill” sponsored by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), passed the House of Representatives on May 21, 2008, and is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Please take a moment to contact Senator McCain on the Committee (through the above link) to urge him (and thank him in advance) for his support of this resolution which recognizes the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation.
Summary of the bill:
It recognizes that increased and safe bicycle use for transportation and recreation is in the national interest of the United States. It supports policies that increase bicycle use. It encourages the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide leadership and coordination by reestablishing the federal bicycle task force to include representatives from all relevant federal agencies.
We return you now to your regularly scheduled Bike Ride. Thanks.