Reps. Burgess and Griffin Form Motorcycle Caucus for 113th Congress

May 10, 2013 Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON – Representatives Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) and Tim Griffin (AR-02) today announced that the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus (CMC) has been officially registered for the 113th Congress:

“We welcome the registration of the Motorcycle Caucus for the 113th Congress,” Burgess said.  Having previously served as the Caucus Chair, I welcome Congressman Tim Griffin (R-AR) as Co-Chair.  We, along with other Congressional Members, will once again provide a platform and a voice here in Washington for motorcycle enthusiasts and our safety.”

“I look forward to growing the Motorcycle Caucus as the voice in Congress for America’s more than 25 million motorcyclists,” Griffin said.  “As a rider, I recognize that there are many important issues affecting us, such as unreasonable limits on trail riding areas, the need for additional safety awareness, and ethanol mandates that harm motorcycle engines.”

Caucus Member and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice Chairman, John Duncan said, “Motorcycling is important to my District and to me personally.  I look forward to continuing to work with the Co-Chairs and other members to highlight the need for motorcycle safety and to promote the use of motorcycles and scooters as fun, fuel efficient transportation options for many Americans.”

The CMC is comprised of Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who are committed to advancing motorcycling and improving the safety of motorcyclists.  At the start of each Congress, all caucuses must be reestablished and recognized formally by the U.S. House of Representatives.  This is the fourth consecutive Congressional session that the CMC has been organized.