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Beer Institute Partners with nearly 60 Members of Congress to Curb Drunk Driving


Holiday public service announcements ask Americans to plan ahead and drink responsibly

WASHINGTON, DC –The Beer Institute, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters, announced today that 59 members of Congress–from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate–took part in their annual public service announcement campaign. These elected officials are joining with America’s brewers and beer importers to urge Americans across the country to drink responsibly this holiday season.

The PSAs send a powerful message about keeping our roads safe: “Get a designated driver. Find a safe ride home. And have a safe and happy holiday season.”

“Brewers and beer importers are parents and neighbors who want our roads to be safe this holiday season,” said Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute president and CEO. “Members of Congress from across the country and from both sides of the aisle are lending their voices to reduce drunk driving and save lives.  Drunk driving is 100% preventable, and we appreciate these lawmakers’ commitment to spreading the message of responsibility in their home states and districts.”

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drunk-driving fatalities have decreased 51 percent since 1982.

The PSAs can be streamed and downloaded through the National Association of Broadcasters’ Spot Center:

Members of Congress participating in the 2017 Holiday PSA Campaign are:

  • Senator  Bill Cassidy(R-LA)
  • Senator  Ron Johnson (R -WI)
  • Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Senator Lisa A. Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Congressman Mike Bishop (R-MI)
  • Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA)
  • Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU)
  • Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL)
  • Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
  • Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Congressman Earl Carter (R-GA)
  • Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA)
  • Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA)
  • Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
  • Congressman Jeffrey John Denham (R-CA)
  • Congressman Theodore Deutch (D-FL)
  • Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)
  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
  • Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
  • Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
  • Congressman Joshua Gottheimer (D-NJ)
  • Congressman Gene Green (D-TX)
  • Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
  • Congressman Andrew P. Harris (R-MD)
  • Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA)
  • Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX)
  • Congressman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
  • Congressman Henry C. Johnson (D-GA)
  • Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL)
  • Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
  • Congressman Jason Lewis (R-MN)
  • Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ)
  • Congressman David Loebsack (D-IA)
  • Congressman Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC)
  • Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI)
  • Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA)
  • Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)
  • Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA)
  • Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA)
  • Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)
  • Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX)
  • Congressman Peter J. Roskam (R-IL)
  • Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA)
  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
  • Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC)
  • Congressman Steve J. Scalise (R-LA)
  • Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-CA)
  • Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL)
  • Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
  • Congressman Scott R. Tipton (R-CO)
  • Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC)
  • Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
  • Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R-CA)
  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

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The Beer Institute, one of America’s oldest trade associations, is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing both large and small brewers, as well as importers and industry suppliers. First founded in 1862 as the U.S. Brewers Association, the Beer Institute is committed today to the development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility: Connect with us @BeerInstitute and on Facebook.