Roy Blunt, R-MO, and Rep. Danny Davis, D-IL, have both signed on
as cosponsors of House Concurrent Resolution 164, which would establish
a National Truck Safety Month each year.
this month, two other members of the House, Rep. Dan Burton, R-IN,
and Rep. James Moran, D-VA, both added their names to the list of
cosponsors of the measure.
resolution, sponsored by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, asks President
George W. Bush to issue a proclamation commending all truckers for
their extra effort this June to comply with truck safety regulations.
The legislators introduced a congressional resolution to heighten
awareness about the contributions, needs and safety-related issues
of the nation's truckdrivers.
pressure on truckdrivers is real and, at times, can be immense,"
OOIDA President Jim Johnston said. "We appreciate this effort
by Congress, and encourage all truckers to contact their U.S. representative
and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor of House Concurrent Resolution
Lee Terry, R-NE, a member of the U.S. House since 1998, serving
the second district of Nebraska;
Mac Collins, R-GA, a small-business owner who started Collins
Trucking at the age of 18 and a member of the House Ways and Means
- Rep. Kevin
Brady, R-TX, who also serves on the House Ways & Means Committee;
- Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-MN, senior Democrat on the House Transportation
and Infrastructure Committee.
resolution calls on all highway users, shippers, receivers, motor
carriers and federal and state regulatory and law-enforcement officials
to support the efforts of truckdrivers to make the nation's highways
a safer place to travel and to work.
serves as House Majority Whip, the third highest leadership post
among House Republicans. He also serves on the Committee on Energy
61, is a resident of Chicago who has served in Congress since 1997.
He serves on the Small Business Committee, Education and Workforce
Committee and Government Reform Committee.
has served as the U.S. representative for Indiana's Fifth District
since November 1982. He has served in a number of committees, including
a stint as the chairman of the Committee on Government Reform.
57, is a seven-term member of Congress and a member of the Appropriations
Committee. He is the former mayor of Alexandria, VA, across the
Potomac River from Washington, DC.
Mark H. Reddig, associate editor
Reddig can be reached at email@example.com.