H.Res.152 - Urging the President to continue to delay granting Mexico-domiciled motor carriers authority to operate in the United States beyond the commercial zone until the President certifies that such carriers are able and willing to comply with United States motor carrier safety, driver safety, vehicle safety, and environmental laws and regulations; that the United States is able to adequately enforce such laws and regulations at the United States-Mexico border and in each State; and that granting such operating authority will not endanger the health, safety, and welfare of United States citizens.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Introduced 05/24/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; International Relations|
|Latest Action:||08/08/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.|
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Summary: H.Res.152 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Calls on the President to continue to delay granting Mexico-domiciled motor carriers authority to operate in the United States beyond the commercial zone until: (1) the President and the Secretary of Transportation certify to Congress, among other specified things, that such carriers (buses and trucks) will comply with U.S. motor carrier safety, driver safety, vehicle safety, and environmental laws and regulations, that the United States is able to enforce such laws and regulations at the U.S.-Mexico border and in each State, and that granting such operating authority will not endanger the health, safety, and welfare of U.S. citizens; and (2) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies to Congress that all necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the manufacturer, owner, and operator of Mexico-domiciled trucks operating outside a commercial zone comply with any Clean Air Act notice, certification, disclosure requirements, or environmental standards to the same extent that such requirements or standards apply to any heavy-duty truck or heavy-duty engine regulated by the EPA.
Introduced in House (05/24/2001)
Calls on the Governments of Mexico and the United States to: (1) agree to uniform application to U.S.- and Mexico-domiciled motor carriers and drivers of the highest standards regarding safety, environmental protection, and driver competency, licensing, and hours of service; (2) improve truck and bus inspection and enforcement programs and their coverage; and (3) consider truck and bus safety to be of paramount importance to the relationship between the United States and Mexico.