November 16, 2016 View All
President-Elect Trump's Transition Begins in Earnest
In the days following the election, President-Elect Trump and his transition team have beenvery active. The President-Elect met with President Obama at the White House, and began unveiling key members of his leadership team.
Congress Returns to Washington; Current Federal Funding Expires on December 9
Congress returned to Washington this week for leadership elections, orientation of new Members and a post-election lame duck session to finish the year's legislative work.
Senator Alexander Hopes to Have Overtime Regulation Phase-In Bill Considered
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill in October to phase-in the impacts of the overtime regulation which has been finalized by the Department of Labor and set to be enforced starting on December 1.
Volkswagen Settlement and Your State
On June 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other parties announced a partial settlement agreement with Volkswagen following alleged violations of the Clean Air Act in connection with emissions from Volkswagen 2.0 liter diesel engines.
National Transportation Safety Board Safety Recommendations
On November 7 the National Transportation Safety Board issued two recommendations to NSTA following the conclusion of the NTSB investigation into the school bus crash in Anaheim, California on April 24, 2014.