On one of our road trips North, AnnaLeah used a motel note pad to sketch her feelings about Mary’s stealing the blanket at night and exposing her feet:
“Beware the giggling Mary, your feet she wishes to freeze!”
Now, whenever we stop at a LaQuinta, I see those blank note pads–thinking of that silly memory and feeling sorrow at the unfinished business which AnnaLeah & Mary left behind–all that they would have done that they will now never do–because of a truck crash on May 4, 2013.
Here’s hoping that Congress will not leave the Highway Bill (HR 22) with Unfinished Business–but rather make every effort to shape it so that the result is Safer Roads and not increased Highway Carnage.
Here is the latest on the highway bill (afternoon):
Actually, here is an update from 7 pm after a vote: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/259048-house-rejects-highway-bill-amendment-to-allow-heavier-trucks
ACTION NEEDED TO OPPOSE TRUCK WEIGHT INCREASE AND OTHER ANTI-SAFETY AMENDMENTS IN HOUSE TRANSPORTATION BILL
November 3, 2015
The surface transportation reauthorization legislation currently being considered by Congress will set transportation policy for the next six years and is an opportunity to reverse the upward trend of truck crash death and injuries. If the safety title in the bill is not enhanced when the House and Senate meet in conference on the legislation, the American public will pay with their lives and their wallets.
The House of Representatives will be considering amendments to H.R. 22, the Drive Act as further amended by H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, with voting beginning as early as tonight, November 3rd. It is imperative that we contact as many lawmakers as possible to urge them to vote against anti-safety amendments.
We must send a strong message that the American public does not want heavier trucks, particularly 91,000-pound trucks as offered by Representatives Reid Ribble (WI), David Rouzer (NC), Kurt Schrader (CO), and Collin Peterson (MN) in Amendment #29.
Please read the Report Card (see below) which should serve as a primer to the safety and anti-safety amendments that have been submitted to the House Committee on Rules.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
Please take the time to call Representatives from your state, and urge them to oppose the Ribble Amendment and any other anti-truck safety amendments.
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REPORT CARD – House of Representative Amendments to H.R. 22