Topics: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

Senate Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, led by Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), held a hearing June examining the effects of COVID-19 on the state of transportation and critical infrastructure. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges the transportation industry is facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what the congressional response should be. More

Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

The Department of Labor on Jan. 12 promulgated its final rule on Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The 164-page final rule consolidates a four-factor balancing test introduced in the April 2019 proposed rule, and it will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, Jan. 16. More

Senate Committee Approves Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation Sans Truck Policy

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee unanimously approved self-driving vehicle legislation Oct. 4. The legislation passed without regulation for commercial trucks after Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) withdrew his amendment that would have modified S. 1885, the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advacement of Revolutionary Technologies Act so that it would apply to commercial trucks. More

Massive Infrastructure Bill Could Slip Into 2018

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said Congressional work on President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package may be pushed until early next year as lawmakers focus on healthcare and tax reform and a bevy of other must-pass bills in the coming months. More

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