Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bills Introduced – 05-19-15

Yesterday there were 89 bills introduced in the House and Senate. Only two of those may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 2410 To authorize highway infrastructure and safety, transit, motor carrier, rail, and other surface transportation programs, and for other purposes Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]

S 1376 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of... Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]

HR 2410 may contain references to new hazardous material transportation requirements, particularly for crude oil trains. We will just have to wait and see.

S 1376 has already been ‘ordered reported’ so we are now waiting on both the publication of the language of the bill as well as the accompanying report. This will be the version of the 2016 NDA that will be considered in the Senate. A conference committee will sort out the differences between this version and the one passed by the House last week.

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