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May 20, 2016 2:46 PM, EDT

House Appropriators to Consider Transportation Funding Bill May 24

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House appropriators on May 24 will take up a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill that includes provisions related to truckers’ hours of service rules.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) called on colleagues to back the legislation. “This bill keeps our nation’s transportation infrastructure safe, accessible, and more efficient for all travelers,” Rogers said.

Last week, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee gave voice vote approval to the bill that would extend the prohibition on the 2013 changes to the 34-hour, hours-of-service rule for truckers.

The bill also would prevent certain states from enacting laws requiring companies to schedule meal and rest breaks for drivers, and it would stop the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s push for a safety fitness determination proposal.

The May 24 hearing is at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

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