Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Trucking workforce

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 – Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill, could be signed into law before the elections are fading, despite more meetings of Appropriations Committee staffers to be held next week.

FAA Reauthorization In “Pre-Conference” – But What Does That Really Mean?

September 6, 2018 – The leaders of the House and Senate transportation committees told reporters this week that they are working to “pre-conference” their disagreements on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 4/S. 1405). The House passed its bill on April 27 but the Senate has been unable to bring its own version of the bill to the floor.

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing

May 23, 2018 – House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed implementation of motor carrier provisions of the FAST Act at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Tuesday.

FAA Bill Finally on House Floor Next Week

April 20, 2018 – The long-delayed Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill is finally poised for takeoff. The bill is on the official House floor schedule for next week, and the House Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing for 5 p.m.

Tax Reform Bill Sent to House-Senate Conference

December 8, 2017 – The House and Senate sent the $1.45 trillion tax reform bill (H.R. 1) to a House-Senate conference committee this week to iron out differences between the House version of the bill and the Senate amendment.

Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bill Now Expected to Include Self-Driving Trucks

On September 5, the House passed the SELF DRIVE Act – a bill that zoomed through the legislative process in a few short months with bipartisan support (almost) completely throughout.

But on the other side of the Hill, the upper chamber continues to live up to its reputation of being – as President James Buchanan put it best – “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

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