02-10-2004

04NR06 - MRF Update on TEA Legislation

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Motorcycle Riders Foundation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Bolin
karen@mrf.org (e-mail)
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February 10, 2004

#04NR06 - MRF Update on TEA Legislation

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have rescheduled the Transportation Equity Act (TEA) mark-up for the last week of February with floor time scheduled for the first week of March.

Further, the MRF has learned that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska) met last week with Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) in an effort to bring the House version of TEA closer to the proposed Senate spending level. The House has signaled that no floor amendments will be added.

The Senate version of TEA (SAFETEA) is currently being debated on the Senate floor. All committee action is complete. However, floor amendments are being and will continue to be offered. The MRF continues to monitor all amendments up for consideration. At this time no language of concern to the motorcyclists' rights movement has been proposed in the Senate amendments offered.

The MRF will continue to monitor all TEA activity in both the House and Senate. Naturally, with legislation of this magnitude being considered, the scenario on the Hill has been changing from day to day. If the proposed schedule changes, or language requiring action by the motorcyclists' rights movement is offered, that information will be distributed immediately.

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