AMA Congressional News
U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will remain as co-chairs of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the new 112th Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.
The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the U.S. House for the new Congress. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at the start of every two-year Congress.The caucus is made up of members of Congress who are passionate about motorcycling and who work to promote the interests of motorcyclists.Ed Moreland (AMA Senior Vice President for Government Relations) says: "It’s great to have Reps. Burgess and Giffords back as leaders of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus."The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus is made up of dedicated members of Congress who ensure that motorcyclists aren’t forgotten on Capitol Hill. Reps. Burgess and Giffords have proven that they are true friends of motorcycling."We look forward to working with our old friends in the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, as well as new members who join, to help protect and promote the motorcycling lifestyle."Giffords wasa victim of the shooting at a shopping center in Tuscon, Ariz., last month; the shooting claimed the life of six people Giffords continues to recover, her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly says.. Giffords, who was shot in the head, is making progress every day.