U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess and Gabrielle Giffords to remain as co-chairs
Despite her injuries, Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will remain as a co-chair of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the 112th Congress, along with Texas Republican Michael Burgess.
The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the U.S. House for the new Congress. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at the start of every two-year Congress.
The caucus is made up of members of Congress who are passionate about motorcycling and who work to promote the interests of motorcyclists.
"It's great to have Reps. Burgess and Giffords back as leaders of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus," said Ed Moreland, AMA senior vice president for government relations. "The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus is made up of dedicated members of Congress who ensure that motorcyclists aren't forgotten on Capitol Hill. Reps. Burgess and Giffords have proven that they are true friends of motorcycling.
"We look forward to working with our old friends in the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, as well as new members who join, to help protect and promote the motorcycling lifestyle," Moreland said.