2012

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

  • Congressmen Introduce Legislation Calling for Hair Testing Pilot Program

    December 17, 2012

    Congressmen Ribble (R-WI) and Fleischmann (R-TN) introduced a bill, HR 6641, directing the DOT Secretary to establish a pilot program to investigate the benefits and feasibility of using hair specimens for CMV driver testing.

  • 2012 Elections and Lame Duck

    November 16, 2012

    The 2012 elections are done and we are starting to get an idea of what the 113th Congress will look like.

  • Congress Passes Temporary Funding Measure for FY 2013

    September 24, 2012

    Congress has adjourned for the fall election season.

  • Summary of MAP21

    July 10, 2012

    As indicated last week, Congress has passed a transportation bill.

  • CONGRESS PASSES MAP-21 – TRANSPORTATION AUTHORIZATION

    June 29, 2012

    Earlier today, the House and Senate passed the highway bill – dubbed MAP21.

  • Deadline Approaches for Transportation Conferees

    June 22, 2012

    As the June 30th deadline approaches House and Senate Conferees and their staff are diligently working to complete the surface transportation reauthorization.

  • House and Senate Prepare for Conference

    May 4, 2012

    Last week, the House and Senate agreed to go to conference on their respective transportation bills – S 1813, which passed the Senate in March, and HR 4348, a 90-day extension of the current program, along with a handful of other policy provisions, including the Keystone pipeline language as well as environmental streamlining language, which passed in April.

  • CVSA Legislative Update

    April 18, 2012

    The House has passed H.R. 4348. The bill includes another 90-day extension of transportation programs, through September 31st, along with the controversial Keystone Pipeline provisions and language dealing with Gulf Coast restoration.

  • CVSA Legislative Update

    March 29, 2012

    Earlier this afternoon, the House passed a 90-day extension of the current highway program.

  • House and Senate Standoff Over Future of Highway Bill

    March 23, 2012

    As reported previously (see March 14th update), the Senate has passed their version of a highway bill. The bill is two years in duration and is set at $109 billion.

  • Senate Action

    March 14, 2012

    Earlier today, the Senate voted on and passed S.1813 – the body’s version of the long-stalled highway bill.

  • Transportation Bill Update

    February 24, 2012

    There have been some fairly significant developments, but very little actual action, over the past two weeks regarding the long-delayed highway bill.

  • Surface Transportation Legislation

    February 10, 2012

    Currently, both chambers are set to consider surface transportation legislation next week.

  • House T&I Bill Introduced, Sees Highly Contentious Mark Up

    February 2, 2012

    The long awaited House Transportation & Infrastructure surface transportation authorization proposal has finally been released.

  • 2012 Legislative Update

    January 20, 2012

    Early next week, work will begin in earnest on Capitol Hill.