North Carolina representative Patrick McHenry speaks against the inclusion of bicycle commuter benefits in the Energy Bill. The benefit program would authorize bicycle commuters to deduct up to $20 per month for bicycle related expenses.
The good news is that H.R. 2776, the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 did pass the house with the bicycle commuter benefit intact. It now goes into the Senate where it must be reconciled with the Senate version of the bill.