Legislative Updates

Click on the headings below to view the full legislative update for that date.

  • Legislative Update – Dec. 2, 2019

    December 2, 2019

    On Nov. 21, 2019, a continuing resolution that included transportation funding was signed into law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2019 levels through Dec. 20…

  • Legislative Update – Nov. 15, 2019

    November 15, 2019

    The continuing resolution extending federal funding at fiscal 2019 levels is set to expire on Nov. 21. It seems unlikely that Congress will successfully pass transportation funding…

  • Legislative Update – Nov. 1, 2019

    November 1, 2019

    On Oct. 31, 2019, the Senate passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2020. The bill includes full funding for commercial motor vehicle related…

  • Legislative Update – Oct. 18, 2019

    October 18, 2019

    On Oct. 15, 2019, Congress returned from a two-week recess. The federal government is currently operating on a continuing resolution passed on Sept. 27, 2019…

  • Legislative Update – Oct. 4, 2019

    October 4, 2019

    On Sept. 27, 2019, a continuing resolution that included transportation funding was signed into law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2019 levels through Nov. 21…

  • Legislative Update – Sept. 20, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    On Sept. 30, federal funding is set to expire, including funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Congress must either pass funding bills for fiscal 2020…

  • Legislative Update – Sept. 6, 2019

    September 6, 2019

    Congress is on recess until Sept. 9. CVSA staff continues to meet with congressional offices to discuss CVSA, the needs of the law enforcement community…

  • Legislative Update – Aug. 23, 2019

    August 23, 2019

    Congress is on recess until Sept. 9. CVSA staff continues to meet with congressional offices to discuss CVSA, the needs of the law enforcement community…

  • Legislative Update – Aug. 9, 2019

    August 9, 2019

    On July 30, 2019, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) marked-up and approved S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019…

  • Legislative Update – July 26, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    Senator John Barraso (R-WY), chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), initially announced that the committee planned to release a draft…

  • Legislative Update – July 12, 2019

    July 12, 2019

    On July 10, 2019, Senator John Barraso (R-WY), Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), announced that the committee plans to mark-up…

  • Legislative Update – June 28, 2019

    June 28, 2019

    On June 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2020. The bill includes funding for research on behavioral…

  • Legislative Update – June 14, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    On June 12, 2019, CVSA Past President Deputy Chief Mark Savage testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways…

  • Legislative Update – May 31, 2019

    May 31, 2019

    On May 23, 2019, the House Committee on Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee passed a funding bill…

  • Legislative Update – May 17, 2019

    May 17, 2019

    Congress continues work on the 2020 appropriations process. Several funding bills have completed the House committee markup process and have been passed for consideration…

  • Legislative Update – May 3, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure began discussions on a reauthorization of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST)…

  • Legislative Update – April 19, 2019

    April 19, 2019

    Congress is on recess from April 15-26, 2019. CVSA staff continues to meet with congressional offices to discuss CVSA, the needs of the enforcement community…

  • Legislative Update – April 5, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    CVSA staff continues to meet with congressional offices to discuss CVSA, the needs of enforcement and commercial motor vehicle safety. Within the commercial motor…

  • Legislative Update – March 22, 2019

    March 22, 2019

    On March 22, 2019, CVSA sent a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO)…

  • Legislative Update – March 8, 2019

    March 8, 2019

    On March 5, 2019, Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rubio (R-FL) and Representatives Cohen (D-TN) and DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced the Stop Underrides Act…

  • Legislative Update – Feb. 22, 2019

    February 22, 2019

    With almost two months complete, the 116th Congress has finished committee and subcommittee assignments for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science…

  • Congress Passes Fiscal 2019 Transportation Funding

    February 15, 2019

    On Feb. 14, 2019, Congress passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2019. The bill includes full funding for commercial motor vehicle-related…

  • Legislative Update – Feb. 8, 2019

    February 8, 2019

    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…

  • Deal Made to Open Federal Government Until Feb. 15

    January 26, 2019

    Earlier this afternoon, lawmakers and the president came to an agreement to reopen the government until Feb. 15. The Senate and House of Representatives passed…

  • Legislative Update – Jan. 25, 2019

    January 25, 2019

    Today marks the 35th day of the partial federal government shutdown that began on Dec. 21, 2018, when a continuing resolution funding several federal agencies expired…

  • Legislative Update – Jan. 11, 2019

    January 11, 2019

    Today marks the 21st day of the partial federal government shutdown that began on Dec. 21, 2018, when a continuing resolution funding several federal agencies expired…