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UPDATE

Success!

The Dorgan-Specter amendment won on a 74-24 vote! And the weaker Cornyn amendment failed on a 29-69 vote!

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Even though this take-action is closed for now, there's still more to do to ensure clean and safe transportation.

Congress will soon take up legislation on fuel economy. Although the Senate is praising itself for what it claims is a fuel economy increase, the truth is that its language would only give the Bush White House new power to keep the nation addicted to foreign oil. Click here to take action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The following is the take-action message that thousands of you responded to. Now that the vote is over, there is no need to take action at this time.

 

 

The Bush administration is at it again -- ignoring public safety in order to open up the border to Mexico-based trucks in a NAFTA "demonstration project." The only thing this project demonstrates is utter disregard for the safety and well-being of everyone driving and riding American highways.

Congress left very clear instructions for the Bush administration, among them not to allow any such pilot program to begin until the states were ready to enforce safety standards against any Mexico-based trucks that violate them. But a Department of Transportation Inspector General report admits that five states are not ready to enforce safety standards... and even more aren't in a position yet to enforce "cabotage" restrictions which are supposed to keep the Mexico-based trucks from picking up and delivering packages from point to point to point within the U.S.

The House already passed an amendment to the spending bill for the Department of Transportation that would close the door to this dangerous plan. Now, Senators Dorgan and Specter are offering the same amendment in the Senate. But they are being opposed by a toothless amendment from Senator Cornyn which would do nothing about the problem.

Tell the Senate to put the brakes on the NAFTA trucks pilot project... by SUPPORTING the Dorgan-Specter amendment and OPPOSING the Cornyn amendment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in this campaign. The latest news is... SUCCESS! The Dorgan-Specter amendment passed! To find out what happens next... and to make sure that this win isn't undercut in the future... click here to sign up for updates on this and other important highway safety issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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