Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) warned on Wednesday that higher taxes on air travel included in the budget agreement would unfairly hurt her constituents more than others and called on members to carefully assess the proposal.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said he was concerned that new technologies in cars could violate privacy protections or be hacked.
“As vehicles become more integrated with wireless technology, there are more avenues through which a hacker could introduce malicious code, and more avenues through which a driver’s basic right to privacy could be compromised,” Markey wrote in a letter to 20 car manufacturers.
The House will pass a bill this week requiring the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to get its technological act together.
A House bill would require the TSA to spend unclaimed money on lounges for military families.
The recent shooting at LAX prompted the bill.
Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) is proposing new federal regulation of cruise lines to make sure passengers are compensated for late departures and onboard equipment failures that have led to outbreaks of illness.
The entire congressional delegation from Arkansas has proposed legislation that would let trucking companies run random drug tests on the hair of their drivers, a move members of Congress and companies say would help make America's highways safer...
Members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation want a new $220 million control center built in their state.
DHS Secretary Napolitano said "this waiver will remove a potential obstacle to bringing additional fuel to the storm damaged region."