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Update on anti-biking and walking amendments in Congress

From the Alliance for Biking and Walking and the League of American Bicyclists:/

Quick update on this week's anti-biking and walking amendments in Congress.

In an unexpected move, the House delayed debate on limiting amendments until Wednesday. This means that we will have very little turn-around between the amendment introduction and the vote.

So there was no late-night threat last night, but it could still pop up today. For advocates, this means that we should all stay alert today in case the House introduces a last-minute anti-bike/ped amendment.

Keep an eye on Twitter (@BikeLeague and @BikeWalk) to stay in the loop.

Meanwhile, things have quieted down in the Senate. While two different senators have introduced amendments to stop funding biking and walking, neither of those amendments are on today's schedule.

Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking and Walking for this info. Stay tuned for more updates!

Also, you can keep up with latest news by following the Twitter hashtag #saveta.