Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT), who sponsored an amendment to block funding for a rule to increase motor carrier insurance levels, argued that a dramatic increase in premiums could force 40% of carriers out of business. “The bottom line is this: the trial lawyers win, the small businesses lose.”
JUNE 10. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved by a thoroughly partisan 214-to-212 vote a measure that would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from increasing the minimum level of financial responsibility for motor carriers. All but 18 Republicans voting supported and all by four Democrats voting opposed the amendment sponsored by Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) to block funding for a planned rulemaking being considered as part of the Dept. of Transportation ...
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