US House transportation committee passes bill that requires Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation on screening, testing for obstructive sleep apnea for drivers of commercial vehicles; sponsors say bill will save US trucking industry US$1B

WASHINGTON , September 20, 2013 (press release) – Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unanimously passed H.R. 3095, a bipartisan bill authored by Representatives Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) to save America’s trucking industry $1 billion dollars.

With bipartisan support, the committee approved the measure that requires a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulation on the screening and testing for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders for drivers of commercial motor vehicles undergo an open and transparent rulemaking process. 

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