Congressman Raskin (D-MD) – The Congressman is a member of the Judiciary Committee and previously was a champion for motorcycle rights when serving in the state capitol in Annapolis. Congressman Raskin’s staff has pledged to reach out to the Judiciary Committee staff and advocate for the discharge of our profiling resolution so it can be voted on.
Congressman Stauber (R-MN) – Many of you should remember Congressman Stauber from Meeting of the Minds when he spoke on Saturday night at the awards dinner. The Congressman is a member of the House Transportation Committee and also a former member of law enforcement. We encouraged him to fight for our priorities in any planned transportation bills and thanked him for his support of our profiling resolution. He specifically mentioned the need for fixes to our crumbling infrastructure and the hazards that failing roads and bridges have on the safety of motorcyclists.
Congressman Walberg (R-MI) – A rider himself and the co-chairman of the House Motorcycle Caucus Congressman Walberg sits on the important Energy and Commerce Committee. While discussing a variety of motorcycle issues, his staff went out of their way to say he is on top of any autonomous vehicle legislation as it concerns motorcycles. The Congressman popped his head into the meeting for just enough time to share a story about riding in the sidecar of ABATE of Michigan’s President Vince Consiglio’s motorcycle a few years back.
Thank you to the riders in Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and around the country who have helped build these relationships with lawmakers. Having friends on Capitol Hill who understand our community and have a personal connection with you, their constituents, is invaluable.