Legislative Updates

Transportation Spending Bill Becomes Law

On March 9, President Biden signed into law H.R. 4366, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which included the transportation spending bill for fiscal 2024.

U.S. Government Shutdown Likely, FMCSA Unimpacted

The U.S. Congress has been unable to resolve their differences on federal spending limits for fiscal 2024. If an agreement is not reached by the end of Sept. 30, the government will shut down due to a lapse in appropriations on Oct. 1.

CVSA Submits Comments on the Enhanced Inspection Program to House T&I Committee

CVSA submitted comments about CVSA’s Enhanced Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Inspection Program for the record of the Sept. 13 U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit’s hearing on “The Future of Automated Commercial Motor Vehicles: Impacts on Society, the Supply Chain and U.S. Economic Leadership.”

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Truck Parking

On March 29, U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced S. 1034, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which creates a short-term authorization of funds to increase truck parking capacity and to improve existing truck parking infrastructure.

U.S. Senate Passes Transportation Funding

On Sept. 29, the U.S. Senate passed legislation funding the federal government through mid-December. The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to pass the legislation…

Senate Confirms FMCSA Administrator

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of FMCSA Deputy Administrator Robin Hutcheson to serve as administrator of FMCSA…

Congress Passes Transportation Funding

On March 10, Congress passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2022. The bill includes funding for the modal agencies and commercial motor vehicle-related grants at the Infrastructure Investment…

Federal Funding Extended Through March 11

On Feb. 17, Congress passed a continuing resolution extending federal funding at fiscal 2021 levels through March 11. President Biden is expected to sign the bill before funding expires at midnight on Feb. 18. This also extends…

Senate Committee Advances Nomination for NHTSA Administrator

On Feb. 2, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held an executive session to vote on the advancement of several nominations, including the nomination of Dr. Steven Cliff to serve as administrator…