Legislative Update – Feb. 8, 2019

Legislative Update

Continuing Resolution Passed to Open Federal Government Until Feb. 15
On Jan. 26, 2019, Congress passed a continuing resolution that allowed the federal government to reopen at current funding levels until Feb. 15 while negotiations continue on border wall funding. A permanent funding bill or another continuing resolution will need to be passed by Feb. 15 for the portions of federal government without approved fiscal 2019 spending bills in place to remain open.

CVSA staff continues to meet with legislative offices to discuss the needs of enforcement. In discussions, hours of service, automated driving systems, electronic logging devices, the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program and commercial driver’s license age requirements are common topics of interest.