Saturday, August 30, 2003

Transportation Enhancements vote on September 4

The House Appropriations committee voted to eliminate funding for Transportation Enhancements for Fiscal Year 2004. That bill goes to the full house on September 4. Rep. Petri and Rep Olver and others are expected to introduce an amendment that would strike Section 114 from the current appropriation.

Two good friends of bicycling, Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Congressman John Olver (D-MA) will offer an amendment during debate on Thursday to restore the funding.

Call or email your Representative today and ask them to support the amendment by Petri (pron "PEE-try") and Olver to save the Enhancements program by striking Section 114 of HR 2989. Make the call on Tuesday, September 2 or Wednesday, September 3.

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