House Transportation Committee removes truck weight reform language

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted today to remove truck weight reform language from the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act, also known as the highway bill. Following the vote, NMPF President & CEO Jerry Kozak issued this statement: "We are disappointed by the committee’s vote today to remove the truck weight reform language from the highway bill under consideration in the House Transportation Committee. As dairy farmers and members of dairy cooperatives, we are affected every day by transportation policies that do not reflect the needs and demands of today’s commercial environment.” more Feb. 2, 2012 NMPF Press Release