Tell Congress to Ignore Bush Veto Threat and De-Fund NAFTA Trucks Pilot!

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Thanks to your significant show of strength pressuring Congress to do the right thing, Congress passed a final omnibus spending bill that keeps the provision killing funding for the NAFTA trucks pilot program.

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Congress was very clear with the Bush administration: before allowing any Mexico-based trucking companies to cross into the U.S. beyond a limited border zone, it must guarantee the public's safety. But the administration has failed to meet even the most basic conditions.

Now, the Bush administration is barreling ahead with a so-called "pilot project" to allow 100 Mexico-based companies to send their

UPDATE

Thanks to YOU, the House of Representatives voted 270-147 to pass the final DOT spending bill and strip funds from the dangerous so-called "pilot program."  Keep those emails coming... we need the Senate to do the same!

trucks into the U.S. -- even though the congressional demands for safety guarantees have not been satisfied.

Thousands of us spoke out, and Congress listened.  Both the House and the Senate have come out of their negotiations on the final Department of Transportation appropriations bill with wording that would end all funds directed to a cross-border trucking program.  But the Bush administration has threatened to veto this bill.  We have to make sure that they do not buckle under Bush's pressure.  Take action and stop the NAFTA trucks pilot program!

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April 20, 2014

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