Congress Nears Finish Line on Long-Term Highway Bill

Friday, December 4, 2015

House and Senate lawmakers appointed to negotiate an agreement for final approval hope to complete their work this week. One of the stumbling blocks toward a final agreement is Hours of Service (HOS) rules limiting the number of hours worked by commercial truck drivers. The current short-term extension funding the highway program expires on December 4.

In July, the Senate passed a long-term highway bill that funds the program for 6 years but only fully funds the program for 3 years. The House passed a similar bill on November 5. Congress could pass another short-term extension if an agreement is not finalized early this week.

NLBMDA 12/4/2015

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