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Statement Opposing Amendment to FY 2023 Appropriations Bill Degrading Truck Safety Rules

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Today, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations adopted an amendment as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), and Related Agencies funding bill that will exacerbate known safety dangers associated with large trucks.  The amendment, offered by Representative Steve Womack (R-AR) and passed by the Committee on a voice vote, exempts livestock and insect haulers from a rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELD).

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Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Infrastructure Upgrades and Proven Vehicle Safety Technology in Letter Submitted to House Hearing on Roadway Safety

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We laud the Subcommittee for holding this hearing as the recent data released from NHTSA illustrates the depth of the public health crisis on America’s roads. Infrastructure upgrades coupled with proven vehicle safety technology can help to improve these grim statistics. We look forward to continuing to work with the Members of this Subcommittee to improve public safety.

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Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Congressman Norman Mineta

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) is saddened to learn of the passing of Norman Mineta.  His contributions as a member of Congress from California, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) during the George W. Bush Administration, and beyond leave an eternal safety legacy.

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Joint Statement on U.S. House of Representatives Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684)

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It is now time for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to act with urgency to implement and exceed the Congressional directives to address the nearly 40,000 deaths and 2.7 million injuries occurring on our nation’s roadways annually.

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