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Senate FAA bill hits more bumps on the runway

August 1, 2018

Via: Politico

Senate Democrats are almost ready to poll members on their side of the aisle about the current iteration of the FAA bill, S. 1405 (115), save for one issue — meal and rest breaks for interstate truckers. Senate Commerce ranking member Bill Nelson indicated to our Lauren Gardner on Tuesday that the issue, long an FAA bill bugaboo, is the last thing keeping Democrats from being comfortable with moving forward. But Chairman John Thune suggested it may not be so easy to delete the language, which prevents states from setting their own rest requirements on top of existing federal ones. “That’s something our folks feel pretty strongly about,” he said.

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