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6/18/2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Blumenauer signs on as cosponsor of Safety Month resolution in U.S. Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, has signed on as a cosponsor of U.S. House Concurrent Resolution 164.

The measure, introduced by Rep. Sam Graves, R-MO, would establish a National Truck Safety Month each year. The resolution asks President George W. Bush to issue a proclamation commending all truckers for their extra effort this June to comply with truck safety regulations.

Blumenauer represents Oregon's Third District. From 1973 to 1978, he served the Oregon state House of Representatives. From 1978 to 1985, he was Multnomah County's commissioner, and for 10 years after that, he was a Portland city commissioner. From 1990 to 1991, he served on the governor’s commission on higher education, and was elected as a Democrat by special election to the 104th U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of U.S. Rep. Ronald L. Wyden. Rep. Blumenauer was re-elected to the four succeeding Congresses (May 21, 1996, to present).

Cosponsors of the resolution include Rep. Roy Blunt, R-MO, Rep. Danny Davis, D-IL, Rep. Dan Burton, R-IN, Rep. James Moran, D-VA, Rep. Lee Terry, R-NE, Rep. Mac Collins, R-GA, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-TX, Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-MN, Rep. Jerry Costello, D-IL, and Rep. Tom Osborne, R-NE.

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