2013

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

  • Congress Passes Budget Agreement, Sets Funding Levels for FYs ’14 & ’15

    December 20, 2013

    Last Thursday, the House passed the two-year budget agreement brokered by Senator Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Ryan (R-WI), who chair the Budget Committees in their respective chambers.

  • House and Senate Reach Agreement on Spending Levels for FYs 2014 and 2015

    December 13, 2013

    Yesterday, the House passed a two-year budget agreement, brokered by Senator Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Ryan (R-WI), who chair the Budget Committees in their respective chambers.

  • House & Senate Nearing Agreement on Funding

    December 6, 2013

    Reports indicate that Senator Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Ryan (R-WI) are nearing an agreement on a proposal that would set spending levels for the next two years.

  • Pryor, Crawford Introduce Hair Testing Bills

    November 8, 2013

    Last week, Senator Pryor (D-AR) and Congressman Crawford (R-AR), along with the rest of the Arkansas delegation and Congressman Ribble (R-WI), introduced bills in the House and Senate directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to recognize hair testing as an optional method to comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing requirements for commercial truck drivers.

  • Congress Ends Federal Shutdown

    October 17, 2013

    Last night the House and Senate passed and the President signed HR 2775, the compromise package developed by Senate leadership to extend the debt ceiling and fund the Federal government.

  • Update on Shutdown & Debt Ceiling

    October 11, 2013

    Today marks the 11th day of Federal government shutdown, with no clear end in sight.

  • Federal Government Shuts Down

    October 1, 2013

    As expected, the House and Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a continuing resolution to fund FY2014 and so, at midnight last night, the vast majority of the federal government was shut down.

  • Update on FY14 Funding

    September 27, 2013

    Congress has spent the past few weeks working to pass legislation providing funding for the 2014 federal fiscal year.

  • Update on Relevant Congressional Action

    August 2, 2013

    Both the House and Senate head out of town at the end of this week for a five week recess.

  • Update on Relevant Congressional Action

    June 28, 2013

    The House and Senate Appropriations Committees both held hearing yesterday, June 27, to mark up their respective FY2014 Transportation Appropriations measures.

  • CVSA Testifies at House Hearing on HOS Rule

    June 21, 2013

    On June 18, CVSA President Mark Savage, of the Colorado State Patrol, testified before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the coming changes to hours-of-service (HOS) requirements.

  • Congress Passes CR Funding Remainder of FY2013

    March 22, 2013

    Earlier this week, the Senate rejected the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) to fund the remainder of that funds government programs through the end of the fiscal year and passed one of their own.

  • Sequester

    March 8, 2013

    The President and Congressional leaders were unable to reach a deal to avert the sequester and last Friday, orders went out to most government agencies to begin implementing the cuts.