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Budget Bill ‘Kicks the Can Down the Road,’ Where Red Light Cameras Lurk (Guest: U.S. Rep. Ron Wright)

August 8, 2019

Everyone hates red light cameras, but are they unconstitutional? U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is fighting to eliminate the practice on that basis.

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX), joins the podcast to discuss the debt ceiling increase and budget-busting spending bill Congress just passed.  Wright voted against the measure in the House.

Wright also discusses his bill H.R. 2962, the Traffic Camera Freedom Act, which would withhold federal highway funding to states that do not ban red light and speed camera enforcement. Wright says traffic enforcement by camera violates constitutional rights to confront one’s accusers and due process rights to one’s day in court.

Wright was elected in 2018, and previously served as Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector and as a member of the Arlington City Council.

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Joe Barnett is a research fellow and managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute
jbarnett@heartland.org