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Weight Exemption Passed by Senate - FL, IL, NJ, NY, PA - Need Help ASAP
ACTION NEEDED TO STOP ME/VT PERMANENT WEIGHT EXEMPTION
Please Make 3 Calls Now
November 3, 2011
Tuesday the Senate passed a permanent exemption to the current federal 80,000 lb. truck weight limit for Maine and Vermont. The exemption was included in HR 2112, the "Minibus" (small Omnibus) Appropriations FY12 bill which includes Transportation allocations.
The bill has gone back to the House of Representatives for their consideration. At this point the House has not included a ME/VT exemption in their version of the bill. We need to make sure this exemption does not get included in the final Minibus bill. If Maine and Vermont are given exemptions, their neighboring states will be next in line to claim they are at an unfair competitive business disadvantage, and this exemption will spread from state to state until the whole country has an 100,000 lb. limit.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
Please call your state’s Appropriations Committee Members and urge them to continue to keep a special exemption from federal truck weight limits for Maine and Vermont out of HR2112. Urge them to pass a "clean" appropriations bill without any anti-safety policy issues slipped in through the backdoor.
Representative C.W. Bill Young (R-10th FL) 202-225-5961. If you are his constituent, you can also send an email https://young.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-4th FL) 202-225-2501. If you are his constituent, you can also send an email https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-21st FL) 202-225-4211. If you are his constituent, you can also send an email http://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=11§iontree=2,11
Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-2nd IL) 202-225-0773. If you are his constituent, you can also send an email https://forms.house.gov/jackson/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th NJ) 202-225-5034. If you are unable to make a call, you can send an email http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=29§iontree=10,29
Representative Steven Rothman (D-9th NJ) 202-225-5061. If you are unable to make a call, you can send an email https://forms.house.gov/rothman/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
Representative Nita Lowey (D-18th NY) 202-225-6506. If you are her constituent, you can also send an email http://lowey.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=122
Representative Jose' Serrano (D-16th NY) 202-225-4361. If you are his constituent, you can also send an email https://serrano.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-22nd NY) 202-225-6335. If you are his constituent, you can also send an email https://forms.house.gov/hinchey/webforms/zip_auth.shtm
Representative Charlie Dent (R-15th PA) 202-225-6411. If you are unable to make a call, you can send an email https://dent.house.gov/?p=ContactForm
Representative Chaka Fattah (D-2nd PA) 202-225-4001. If you are unable to make a call, you can send an email http://fattah.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=244§iontree=244
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Heavier Trucks Mean Bigger Safety Problems
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