Border Funding Complicates Freight Policy as Congress Tries to Avoid Shutdown

A year-end funding bill that is likely to include provisions related to electronic logging devices and autonomous cars is almost finalized. Yet, disputes surrounding security along the border with Mexico as well as tensions over an investigation into the 2016 presidential election are complicating spending talks.

On Dec. 7, funding authority will expire for the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as eight other federal departments and agencies with jurisdiction over the country’s environmental and financial policies.