Bipartisan Senate Motorcycle Caucus formed

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Democrats and Republicans rarely agree on much of anything these days, but perhaps motorcycle riding can be a springboard to more bipartisan effort and success.

The Senate Motorcycle Caucus has been formed and will be co-chaired by Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Jodi Ernst (R-Iowa) in order to address issues that motorcycle riders and manufacturers face.

“Motorcyclists come from all walks of life, and I can’t think of a better way to bring together a diverse and dedicated group of advocates to discuss everything from safety concerns to manufacturing,” Peters said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with Senator Ernst as co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Motorcycle Caucus to foster these important discussions and find common ground with motorcycle lovers across the country.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to encourage thoughtful discussion and solutions on behalf of motorcycle riders and manufacturers through my new role as co-chair of the Motorcycle Caucus,” added Ernst. “Throughout my 99-county tour of Iowa, I have heard from many of these folks about some of their priorities, including improving safety, infrastructure, and energy efficiency. These concerns are shared by folks across our great state and country, and I look forward to working with Senator Peters toward solutions.”

In 2015, Peters took a five-day motorcycle tour that covered 833 miles and 26 counties throughout the state of Michigan. During his 12 stops, he met with veterans and small business owners and discussed different methods to improve and expand manufacturing and infrastructure.

H/T: Detroit News

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