The largest federal employee union's president said agencies should review policies.
Shipping and Cargo
Lawmakers want new privacy rules to protect consumers from delivery drones.
Privacy protections must be in place before Amazon delivers by drone, says Markey.
The Obama administration is cracking on long-distance moving companies that officials say are scamming unsuspecting customers by holding their furniture hostage.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said on Tuesday that its Moving Fraud Task Force has shut down five moving companies this week.
"When truckers are slowed, small businesses suffer," GOP Rep. Richard Hanna said.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate formally opened negotiations on an $8.2 billion bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways on Wednesday.
The bicameral conference committee on a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) met for the first time as lawmakers began their attempt to hash out a bipartisan compromise that has often eluded them in recent years.
Vice President Joe Biden pushed for the passage of a $8.2 billion bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways during a trip to the Panama Canal on Tuesday.
The consequence of not doing so, Biden said, would be ships that will soon be coming through the widened Central American channel - and the goods they carry - going to other countries instead of docking in America.
The committee that is meeting to negotiate an agreement on a $8.2 billion bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways is holding its first meeting on Wednesday, its chairwoman announced on Tuesday.
Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) office said the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) conference committee would hold its opening meeting Wednesday morning.
The committee consists of 24 House members and 8 Senators who are tasked with forging a bipartisan agreement on a bill authorizing the first new round of port and waterways funding since 2008.
“I just got back from Brazil,” Biden said. “You think they’re not investing in their ports?"
The negotiators have been named for the House and Senate's upcoming conference on a new bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways.
Now comes the part that's been seemingly impossible at times in this Congress: Forging an agreement both chambers can live with.
Lawmakers in both parties – and both chambers – have predicted they can break the recent trend of gridlock that has gripped the current very divided Congress.