Update: Urgent Action Needed!
Final Decision on .08 BAC Provision

The Department of Transportation Appropriations Bill that passed the Senate (99-0) with a federal .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) sanctions provision is now headed to a House-Senate conference committee. The committee is expected to debate whether to make .08 BAC the national standard for drunk driving between September 25 and 28.

Senate (S. 2720) - Sec. 342. Includes a provision that requires States to adopt a .08 blood alcohol content law. It outlines highway funding sanctions beginning in fiscal year 2004 for states that are not in compliance.

What you can do:

  • If your Representative and/or Senator is a member of the Transportation Conference Committee and is currently undecided or opposes .08 BAC (see list below), call or write (view sample letter to Congress at http://www.cspinet.org/booze/08_sampleletter.htm) asking him/her to support the Senate language on .08 BAC in the conference.
  • Schedule visits in the home districts of your Senator or Congressman.
  • For further information or talking points please view our June 30, 2000 Action Alert on .08 BAC at http://www.cspinet.org/booze/08_BAC.htm.

House Conference Committee Members

Representative

Contact Information

Position on .08 BAC Sanctions

Congressman Tom Delay (R-Texas - 22nd District

Washington Office
Phone: (202) 225-5951
FAX: (202) 225-5241

Stafford Office
Phone: (281) 240-3700
(800) 759-5748 - Toll-free in area code 409
FAX: (281) 240-2959

Lead opponent on .08 BAC

Congressman Harold Rogers (R-Kentucky - 5th District)

Washington Office
Phone (202) 225-4601
Fax (202) 225-0940

Hazard Office
Phone (606) 439-0794
Fax (606) 439-4647

Pikeville Office
Phone (606) 432-4388
Fax (606) 432-4262

Somerset Office
Phone (606) 679-8346
Toll Free (800) 632-8588
Fax (606) 678-4856

Undecided

Congressman Ron Packard (R-California - 48th District)

Washington Office
Phone (202) 225-3906
Fax (202) 225-0134

San Clemente Office
Phone (949) 496-2343
Fax (949) 496-2988

Undecided

Congressman Sonny Callahan (R-Alabama - 1st District)

Washington Office
Phone (202) 225-4931
Fax (202) 225-0562

Mobile Office
Phone (334) 690-2811
Toll Free 1-800-288-USA1
Fax (334) 342-0404

Undecided

Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas - 4th District)

Washington Office
Phone: (202) 225-6216
Fax: (202) 225-3489

Wichita Office
Phone: (316) 262-8992
Fax: (316) 262-5309

Opponent of .08 BAC

Congresswomen Kay Granger (R-Texas - 12th District)

Washington Office
Phone: (202) 225-5071
Fax: (202) 225-5683

Fort Worth Office
Phone: (817) 338-0909
Fax: (817) 335-5852

Undecided

Congressman Martin Olav Sabo (D-Minnesota - 5th District)

Washington Office
Phone: (202) 225-4755.

Minneapolis Office
Phone: (612) 664-8000

Opponent of .08 BAC

Congressman Ed Pastor (D-Arizona - 2nd District)

Washington Office
Phone: (202) 225-4065

Phoenix Office
Phone: (602) 256-0551

Tucson Office
Phone: (520) 624-9986

Yuma Office
Phone: (520) 726-2234

Undecided

Congresswomen Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Michigan - 15th District)

Washington Office
Tel: (202) 225-2261
Fax: (202) 225-5730

Detroit Office
Phone: (313) 965-9004
Fax (313) 965-9006

Undecided

Congressman David Obey (D-Wisconsin - 7th District)

Washington Office
Phone: (202) 225-3365

Superior Office
Phone: (715) 398-4426

Wausau Office
Phone: (715) 842-5606

Lead opponent on .08 BAC

Email: Write Your Representative at http://www.house.gov/writerep/

Senate Conference Committee Members

Senator

Contact Information

Position on .08 BAC Sanctions

Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri)

Washington Office
Phone: 202.224.5751
Email: kit_bond@bond.senate.gov

St. Louis Office
Phone: 314.727.7773

Kansas City Office
Phone: 816.471.7141

Jefferson City Office
Phone: 573.634.2488

Springfield Office
Phone: 417.864.8258

Cape Girardeau Office
Phone: 573.334.7044

Voted for .08 BAC provsion in 1998. Current position is unknown.

Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado)

Washington Office
Phone: (202)224-5852
Fax: (202)224-1933

Colorado Springs Office
Phone: (719)636-9092
Fax: (719)636-9165

Englewood Office
Phone: (303)843-4100
Fax: (303)843-4116

Ft. Collins Office
Phone: (970)224-1909
Fax: (970)224-1948

Grand Junction Office
Phone: (970)241-6631
Fax: (970)241-8313

Pueblo Office
Phone: (719)542-6987
Fax: (719)542-2515

Opponent of .08 BAC

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada)

Washington Office
Phone 202-224-3542
Fax 202-224-7327
Email: senator_reid@reid.senate.gov

Las Vegas Office
Phone 702-474-0041
Fax 702-474-0137

Reno Office
Phone 775-686-5750
Fax 775-686-5757

Carson City
Phone 775-882-7343
Fax 775-883-1980

Unknown

September 22, 2000