Legislative Updates

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

  • Legislative Update – Nov. 30, 2018

    November 30, 2018

    With just a few weeks left in the 115th Congress, much attention is on passing several funding bills that are set to expire on Dec. 7. Included in those is…

  • Legislative Update – Nov. 16, 2018

    November 16, 2018

    On Nov. 13, 2018, the House and Senate returned from election season and are back in session. As the results of the elections are finalized, discussions have ramped up…

  • Legislative Update – Nov. 2, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    The House and Senate remain on recess until Nov. 13. As CVSA staff meet with legislative offices, conversations continue on…

  • Legislative Update – Oct. 19, 2018

    October 19, 2018

    As of Oct. 11, 2018, both the House and Senate are on recess until after the November elections. CVSA staff continue to meet with…

  • Legislative Update – Oct. 5, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    On Sept. 28, 2018, a continuing resolution for transportation funding was signed in to law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2018 levels through…

  • Legislative Update – Sept. 21, 2018

    September 21, 2018

    CVSA staff have been actively meeting with legislative offices to increase awareness of the need for the enforcement community’s perspective in the legislative process…

  • Senate Passes Fiscal 2019 Transportation Funding

    August 6, 2018

    On Aug. 1, 2018, the Senate passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2019. The bill includes full funding for commercial motor vehicle…

  • Senate Begins Fiscal 2019 Appropriations Process

    June 13, 2018

    On June 7, 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee released and approved their transportation funding bill for fiscal 2019…

  • CVSA Testifies at House FAST Act Hearing

    May 23, 2018

    On May 22, 2018, CVSA President Capt. Chris Turner testified before the United States House of Representative’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee…

  • House Begins Fiscal 2019 Appropriations Process

    May 18, 2018

    Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee’s transportation subcommittee released and approved the text of their funding bill for fiscal 2019…

  • Fiscal 2018 Spending Bill Approved

    March 23, 2018

    Earlier today, the President signed the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill, providing funding for federal programs through Sept. 30, 2018. The bill passed the House on…

  • Funding Deadline Looms, Shutdown Possible

    March 21, 2018

    Funding for the federal government is scheduled to run out Friday, March 23, at midnight. House and Senate appropriators and leadership have been…

  • Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

    February 14, 2018

    The Senate has confirmed Ray Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)…

  • Government Shuts Down, Quickly Reopens

    February 9, 2018

    At midnight on Feb. 8, 2018, the federal government shut down for the second time this year. However, just after midnight, the Senate began …

  • Continuing Resolution Expires at Midnight, Shutdown Likely

    February 8, 2018

    The continuing resolution currently keeping the federal government operating expires at midnight tonight. Late last night, Senate leaders introduced…

  • Federal Shutdown Ends, Government Functions Resume

    January 23, 2018

    On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, Congress passed and the president signed a continuing resolution funding the government through Feb. 8…

  • Federal Shutdown Continues

    January 22, 2018

    Congress was unable to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution to keep the government operating and the previous continuing resolution expired…

  • Federal Funding Expires at Midnight, Shutdown Possible

    January 19, 2018

    Funding for the federal government expires today at midnight. The government is currently operating under a continuing resolution, passed in December…