Congressional Action on ABMA Supply Chain and Tax Priorities

ABMA has learned that there will be over 15 individual supply chain-related bills that will receive votes on May 23rd in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Below is a preliminary list of bills that are on the docket for consideration. Some of these measures have already been introduced and others will be introduced prior to next week’s markup. This list is subject to change, but several of these proposals are priorities of ABMA and were the focus of our fly-in back in March.  

HR XX A Gross Vehicle Weight bill (Johnson)

HR 267 Ceasing Age-Based Trucking Restrictions Act (Mast)

HR 2367 Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act (Bost)

HR 3013 LICENSE Act (LaHood)

HR XX 10% Axle Variance for Dry Bulk (Crawford)

HR XX DRIVE SAFE Integrity Act (Crawford)

HR XX Veterans to Rails (Williams)

HR XX 91,000- lb. Truck Weight Exemption Pilot Program (Johnson)

HR 915 Motor Carrier Safety Selection Standard Act (Stauber/Gallagher)

HR 1500 Intelligent Transportation Integration Act (G. Graves)

HR 1836 Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act (Johnson)

HR 2984 Carrying Automobiles Responsibly and Safely (CARS) Act (Gooden)

HR XX Port Automation Improvement Act (TBD)

HR XX One Federal Decision for All Act (Crawford)

HR 8606 Rolling Stock Protection Act (Crawford)

HR XX Soo Locks Dam Study (James)

HR XX Supply Chain Improvement Act (Duarte)

ABMA continues to be in contact with our Congressional champions to advocate for enactment of these measures. We will keep you apprised of our progress. 

Letter in Support of Tax Priorities

This week, ABMA signed onto a letter in support of the Main Street Certainty Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to make permanent the 20 percent tax deduction authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for small and medium-sized pass-through businesses. Known as Section 199A, this key tax benefit is set to expire after 2025. ABMA has been advocating for making this exemption permanent and we are hopeful that this issue, as well as 100 percent bonus depreciation, will be addressed by Congress later this year.