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06 June 2012

Motorcycle-Only Roadside Checkpoint Letter Sent to Highway Bill Conference Leadership

You did it! Thanks to the motorcyclists of America for contacting their Members of Congress to ask them to sign onto the the letter. In total, 31 Members backed the letter that instructed the highway bill conference committee to include language to prohibit any federal funding of mandatory motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints.

Special thanks to Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner and his staff for originating the letter and to Congressman Tom Petri for his early and often dedication.

The Members of Congress who signed onto the letter are: Bob Filner-CA, Randy Hultgren-IL, Ron Paul-KY, Lee Terry-NE, Sandy Adams-FL, Tim Walberg-MI, Tim Griffin-AR, Joe Wilson-SC, Joe Walsh-IL, Jeff Denham-CA, Corey Gardner-CO, Erik Paulsen-MN, Sean Duffy-WI, Walter Jones-NC, Bill Huizenga-MI, Candice Miller-MI, Mark Critz-PA, Bobby Schilling-IL, Allen West-FL, Roscoe Bartlet-MD, Adam Kinzinger-IL, Joe Donnelly-IN, Mike Rogers-MI, Donald Manzullo-IL, Gary Peters-MI, John Line-MN, Aaron Schock-IL, Dan Benisheck-MI, and Kathleen Hochul-NY.

Should you see your Representative's name on this bipartisan list, be sure to thank them for their support.

Its unclear at this point if the language to prohibit mandatory motorcycle-only checkpoints will be included in the final legislation. There are a lot of devils in the details of the entire bill. The compromise process is in the early stages. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation will keep you updated on this issue.

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