Call to Action: Help End the Federal Funding of the
Motorcycle-Only Roadside Checkpoints
WASHINGTON, DC (May 11, 2012) 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.