The 70-hour cap on a U.S. trucker’s workweek has a chance of being eased by Congress, undoing the result of a 15-year effort to reduce highway fatalities caused by drowsy long-haul drivers.
Earlier this month, Maine Senator Susan Collins, dispirited, sat watching her colleagues on the Senate floor stake out opposing positions over funding the government. She decided she’d had enough.
The U.S. Senate blocked Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to let student-loan borrowers refinance their balances at lower interest rates.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget said he’ll look for savings in government programs that would be better spent on education and other priorities.
U.S. regulators would gain flexibility in how they apply capital standards to insurance companies under a bill approved by the Senate.
"After all, this is not a new issue to DOT."
- Susan Collins on Jul 02, 2014