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Moulton’s Bipartisan Bill Signed into Law

May 17th, 2017

The Modernizing Government Travel legislation is Moulton’s third bill signed into law

Washington, DC – Last night, President Trump signed Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Will Hurd’s (R-TX) Modernizing Government Travel Act into law, demonstrating a major win for bipartisanship. The legislation is Moulton’s third bill signed into law, and it is one of only 11 out of 3,000+ bills to make it through the 115th Congress.

Federal employees across the country can now use ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, and bike-share for reimbursable work-related travel, which will save taxpayer dollars and reduce federal spending. This morning, Moulton and Hurd spoke at the Reboot Congress Conference, “Modernizing the First Branch of Government,” about the bill and their bipartisan work to utilize innovation to make government more accessible and efficient.

“Today, we showed that despite tremendous partisanship and gridlock in Washington, progress is still possible,” said Moulton. “This bipartisan bill will make government travel more efficient and, as a result, save taxpayer dollars. We need more examples of Democrats and Republicans coming together to get things done for the American people.”

“This bill will help our government keep pace with the private sector and save taxpayer dollars,” said Hurd, who chairs the House Subcommittee on IT. “Modernizing government into the 21st Century is something that we all can agree on and I am grateful that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the White House for lending their support.”

Niki Christoff, Head of Federal Affairs for Uber said, “We appreciate all of the hard work the sponsors have done to pass the Modernizing Government Travel Act and make it easier for federal employees to get from point A to point B in an efficient and cost-effective way.  Uber looks forward to providing the same reliable and convenient transportation solutions to federal employees while they’re working as we do for people around the world.”

Lyft’s Vice President for Government Affairs Joseph Okpaku said, “Ridesharing services like Lyft are providing benefits to individuals and communities across the country. By allowing federal workers to enjoy those benefits while traveling, this law will promote government efficiency and save taxpayers money.”

To learn more about Congressman Seth Moulton visit https://moulton.house.gov or connect with him on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Medium.

 

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