Congress makes renewed push on self-driving cars bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are making a renewed effort this year to pass legislation that would create federal safety and security standards for autonomous vehicles.

Congressional efforts to regulate autonomous vehicles have largely been bipartisan, but bills in both the House and Senate have struggled to advance over concerns about safety provisions.

Key lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are nonetheless pledging to work toward overcoming those differences in the 117th Congress.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), who has led the charge on self-driving vehicle legislation in past years among GOP senators, is planning to tackle the issue again this year…

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee who previously joined Thune in co-sponsoring autonomous vehicle legislation, is also on board.