July 22, 2021 - MRF Flash Alert!

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July 22, 2021 - MRF Flash Alert!




July 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

MRF Flash Alert!



Next week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to fund several transportation related agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for fiscal year 2022. To ensure the federal government protects the rights of all motorcyclists, three members of the House of Representatives are offering an amendment to the transportation funding bill. Congressman Tim Walberg of Michigan, Congressman Troy Balderson of Ohio and Congressman Michael Burgess of Texas have submitted the following amendment to the House Rules Committees for consideration on Monday. The amendment states:

“None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for activities intended to encourage states to adopt legislation, regulations, policies, directives or guidance to profile motorcycle riders, nor shall such funds be used by States to implement any activity with the primary intent of profiling motorcycle riders.

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is committed to pursuing all avenues to end biker profiling in this country. The MRF worked hand in hand with these Members of Congress on similar language in 2019 and again this year.

How can you help? This amendment is being considered by the House Rules Committee, a very small committee with only 13 members. If one of these 13 lawmakers is your Representative, please contact Rocky Fox, the MRF lobbyist in D.C., at wfox@hbstrategies.us to learn how you can help!

  • Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA)
  • Ranking Member Tom Cole (R-OK)
  • Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA)
  • Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
  • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
  • Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN)
  • Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)
  • Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY)
  • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)
  • Rep. Deborah K. Ross (D-NC)
  • Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)

If you are unsure who your member of Congress is click here to find out.

To see the official version of amendment click here.






About Motorcycle Riders Foundation

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

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