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October 4, 2017

Senate Committee Advances Self-Driving Bill

The legislation, intended to eliminate barriers to the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, still faces a vote by the full Senate.

September 29, 2017

Coalition Pushes for Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

The Coalition for Future Mobility has launched a campaign promoting the passage of federal legislation clearing the way for self-driving cars.

September 6, 2017

House Rejects One of Two Anti-ELD Measures

Late in the evening of Sept. 6, the amendment sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)-- which sought to prevent funding of the electronic logging device rule for almost one year-- was voted down on the House floor, 246-173.

July 27, 2017

Proposed U.S. Border Tax Shelved

A proposal to use a border-adjusted tax to discourage companies from manufacturing products overseas has been dropped because it doesn't have enough support, Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. have announced.

July 19, 2017

House Advances Self-Driving Car Bill

The legislation now moves to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is expected to vote on the measure next week.

June 19, 2017

Feds May Override State Autonomous Vehicle Laws

Automakers and technology companies argue that a patchwork of state regulations is slowing progress on the research and development of self-driving cars.

May 18, 2017

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

March 1, 2017

Trump: Infrastructure Plan Will Ride on Public Funds, Too

In his address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, President Trump called for a $1-trillion infusion of public and private investment to repair and expand the nation’s infrastructure. It was the first time the president indicated that public— not just private— financing would be needed to fund his infrastructure proposal.

February 13, 2017

Congress Sets Hearing on Self-Driving Car Regulations

Representatives from GM, Toyota, Volvo, Lyft and RAND are all scheduled to testify during a Feb. 14 hearing.

December 6, 2016

Shuster Returning as House Transportation Chairman

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been selected by the House Republican Conference to again serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

May 17, 2016

70% of Summer Motorists Worry About Road Conditions

A new AAA survey reveals drivers’ frustrations over both traffic congestion and a crumbling infrastructure.

December 18, 2015

U.S. Congress Passes Natural Gas Tax Credit Legislation

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 will extend federal tax credits for alternative fuels that expired in 2014 and make some subsidies permanent.

December 1, 2015

Congress Forges 5-Year Highway Bill Compromise

The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”

November 20, 2015

Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.

November 16, 2015

House Floating Another Highway Patch

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

November 6, 2015

Highway Bill in Home Stretch

The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.

October 9, 2015

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Apologizes to Congress

Michael Horn, Volkswagen's president and CEO in the U.S., apologized to members of the U.S. Congress on Oct. 8 for selling cars that included a software cheat designed to defeat federal diesel emissions testing.

August 6, 2015

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.

July 29, 2015

House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension

The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.

July 29, 2015

House, Senate to Move on Short-Term Highway Bill

It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.

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