Two lawmakers exchange cars to prepare for transportation bill
Consider it a small step toward bipartisanship: Two members of Congress are renting a car model owned by the other to experience different automotive needs. They said it would help them be aware of varying transportation needs around the country as Congress prepares to continue its debate of the transportation bill in the next few months.
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) drives a Ford F-150 Crew Cab and Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) drives a Nissan Leaf. Communities across our country are impacted differently by problems such as traffic and deteriorating road conditions, but the growing strain on our nationês infrastructure system is felt everywhere, and demands action, Rep. Hahn wrote in an email to reporters, according to The Hill. While Congresswoman Hahn may be shocked at the gas prices, Congressman Davis will likely have difficulty finding charging stations. Each will drive the rented vehicle in his or her district.Download Bulletin PDF