By Tim Devaney - 06/11/14 01:57 PM EDT
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called Wednesday for stronger regulations to prevent fatigued truck drivers from getting behind the wheel.
"This highlights why I am committed to combating truck driver fatigue," Feinstein said in a statement.
The Senate Appropriations Committee last week voted to delay the "restart rule," which requires truck drivers to get a certain amount of sleep over the weekend before they begin a new work week, despite Feinstein's objections.
"I am deeply disappointed by last week's vote on the Appropriations Committee to suspend the 'restart rule," Feinstein said.
"I strongly opposed the suspension of these regulations in committee and intend to continue this fight when the bill comes to the Senate floor for a vote," she added.