2014

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

  • HOS Restart Suspension

    December 18, 2014

    Earlier this week, the President signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which included the language suspending enforcement of portions of the hours of service (HOS) rules while a study is conducted.

  • FY 2015 Appropriations and HOS Restart Suspension

    December 15, 2014

    On Saturday, the Senate passed the FY 2015 appropriations bill, sending it to the President for his signature.

  • FY 2015 Appropriations Update

    December 10, 2014

    Yesterday, the House and Senate released the negotiated 2015 spending bill package.

  • Midterm Elections Mean Big Changes in Transportation

    November 7, 2014

    On Tuesday, mid-term elections were held and the results mean big changes in the transportation world.

  • Congress Passes FY2015 CR

    September 26, 2014

    Last week, as we were wrapping up the 2014 CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government through December 11, 2014.

  • Congress Passes Highway Trust Fund Extension

    August 1, 2014

    Yesterday, the Senate conceded and passed the House version of the Highway Trust Fund bailout legislation.

  • FY 2015 Appropriations

    June 20, 2014

    On June 10, 2014, the House passed its FY 2015 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill.

  • Update on Transportation Bill

    June 12, 2014

    At the beginning of May, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee released its transportation proposal, a six-year bill funded at current levels, plus inflation.

  • DOT Releases Reauthorization Proposal

    May 9, 2014

    There has been a lot of activity recently related to reauthorization of the current transportation bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

  • DOT Releases Reauthorization Proposal

    May 1, 2014

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released their transportation bill proposal.

  • Congress Approves FY2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

    January 17, 2014

    As expected, last night the Senate passed the Omnibus Appropriations bill, sending it on to the President who is expected to sign the bill before the current continuing resolution expires tomorrow.

  • FY2014 Funding

    January 16, 2014

    There has been quite a bit of activity on the Hill in the last 24 hours.

  • Senators Introduce HOS Bill

    January 3, 2014

    On December 20, Senators Ayotte (R-NH) and Johanns (R-NE) introduced legislation (S.1891) that would suspend the current hours of service (HOS) 34-hour restart provision, until FMCSA has completed their field study provision and the Government Accountability Office can conduct a review of that study.