03-02-2004

04NR08 - TEA Extended for Sixty Days

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Bolin
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March 2, 2004

#04NR08 -TEA Extended for Sixty Days

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a 60-day extension for the current Transportation Equity Act (TEA) and the U.S. Senate approved that extension late last week. This 60-day extension replaces the previous 4-month extension passed by the House, and gives them time to work out the details of this critical piece of legislation before voting on their 6-year reauthorization bill. As the MRF announced a couple of weeks ago, the Senate already passed its version of TEA reauthorization on February 12.

The MRF is continuing to work with key legislators to ensure that our motorcycle safety initiatives will be included in the final mark-up of the House version of TEA. It is anticipated that the House will be reviewing TEA in various committees and sub-committees for mark-up around the middle of March. Once the House version is finalized and passed, both the House and Senate versions will go to conference to work out the differences between the two.

The reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act remains the most pressing issue at this time for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. Naturally, we will continue to keep you informed throughout the reauthorization process.

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