U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville has signed two bipartisan letters addressed to President Barack Obama urging him and his administration to take action to help alleviate the propane shortage in the Midwest.
In the first letter, the signatories urge President Obama to declare a state of emergency in the impacted areas currently experiencing unforeseen cold temperatures for the purposes of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Such a declaration would allow vehicles carrying emergency supplies of propane to exceed certain Federal Highway Administration weight limitations, so those in need can receive the emergency supplies as soon as possible.
The second letter simply encourages President Obama to take immediate action and do anything in his power to address the propane shortage without delay. The signatories state that they are prepared to help find reasonable solutions and assist in any way possible.