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A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.

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Infrastructure Funding: Attention Now on the Senate

After the House of Representatives passed its $1.5 trillion infrastructure package last week, attention now turns to the Senate, which last year passed its own version of surface transportation reauthorization.

OOIDA Asks Congress to Help Small-Business Truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is continuing its push the federal government to address the needs of truck drivers and small-business trucking companies as they struggle with the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress Passes Bill to Expand Apprenticeship Program Support

The Senate has passed new bipartisan legislation that would update and expand support for state and local career and technical education programs to help high school and college students prepare for careers in a broad range of industries. The bill is expected to be signed by President Trump.