Senate amendment introduced to prohibit stimulus spending on bicycle infrastructure!

From BikePortland.org:

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) introduced an amendment last night that would prohibit funding of “bicycle routes” and paths from the economic stimulus package that’s working its way through Capitol Hill right now.

Quick action is very important! Call or email your Senators and let them know you oppose this amendment and ask them to oppose it as well!

In the comments we also noted that Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also opposes bicycling and walking infrastructure. This page also includes some sample responses which you can include in your email.