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GOP pushes to prohibit states from requiring paid trucker breaks

Feb 09, 2016 at 09:30 AM CST

Keith Laing

States would be prohibited from requiring truck drivers to receive paid meal and rest breaks under an aviation funding bill that is scheduled to be considered by lawmakers in the House this week.

The Federal Aviation Administration measure unveiled by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week including language that would prohibit states from enacting or enforcing a "law, regulation, or other provision" that would require truckers to be paid for meal and rest breaks beyond what federal law currently requires.