Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

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Paige Ellis
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Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

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Colleagues,

On December 1st, we will be considering adoption of the City of Austin's Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress. Here are a number of items I would like to suggest we add to the federal agenda and plan to draft as formal amendments:

Public Health:
-Codify the Roe v Wade abortion access standard.

Mobility and Infrastructure:
-Create federal incentives for electric bike purchases.
-Support expansion of passenger rail service on the Amtrak Texas Eagle corridor from San Antonio to Fort Worth.
-Add pedestrian safety metrics to federal vehicle safety ratings.

I may identify additional federal legislative priorities prior to our meeting on December 1, and I invite you all to post your ideas for amendments to this thread as well.

Best,
Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
Council Member, District 8
Leslie Pool
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Re: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

Post by Leslie Pool »

CM Ellis, I support these additions to our federal legislative agenda - thanks for recommending.

cheers,

Leslie
Leslie Pool
Council Member, District 7
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