Category Archives: Transportation

H.R.2470 – Homeland Threat Assessment Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.2470 – Homeland Threat Assessment Act Brief – HR2470 requires an annual homeland threat assessment. To that end ‘Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this section and for each of the next five fiscal years (beginning in the fiscal year that begins […]

H.R.3388 – DECAL Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.3388 – DECAL Act Brief – DECAL stands for ‘Designating Each Car’s Automation Level Act’. The bill would require the Secretary of Transportation ‘To provide for information on highly automated driving systems to be made available to prospective buyers.’ To that end ‘Not later than 3 years after […]

H.J.Res.92 – Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.J.Res.92 – Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact. Brief – This joint resolution grants congressional consent to amendments of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC to […]

H.J.Res.76 – Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.J.Res.76 – Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Brief – This joint resolution grants congressional consent and […]

H.R.2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would ‘To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other […]

H.R.2258 – ADVANCE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2258 – ADVANCE Act Brief – H.R. 2258 exempts current members of the armed services or reserve components from certain testing requirements to obtain commercial driver’s licenses if they had qualifying experience while serving in the armed services or reserve components.     H.R. 2258 extends this exemption to […]

H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes. ‘The Administrator of the Federal […]

H.R.2132 – Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2132 – Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017 Brief – “Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall, using existing resources, systems, and processes, ensure the availability of the Department of Homeland Security Traveler […]

S.496 – A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2017 S.496 – A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform” Brief – Under the bill “The rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan […]

H.R.876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2017 H.R.876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform programs of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.” To that end “Not later than 180 days after the date of […]