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League Welcomes New Secretary of Transportation
Congressman Ray LaHood Is known as An Independent thinker
Congressman LaHood has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1994, where he recently served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which determines spending on projects around the country. He was also a former member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Congressman LaHood proved to be an independent thinker who fosters the kind of personal relationships that build trust across partisan and ideological lines. We have also heard from transportation leaders that Congressman LaHood does not bring with him an established transportation ideology or articulated transportation vision to his new position. This will be a refreshing change and we look forward to the opportunity to work with the new Secretary to create a new transportation vision for the next 50 years that will support real transportation choices for America and recognizes the importance of bicycling for both transportation and recreation.
Bicycling and the 111th Congress
As we look ahead to the challenge of increasing opportunities for bicycling in the new transportation bill, we are fortunate to have many of our key Congressional supporters returning in the 111th Congress.