The Senate is moving to delay a proposed rule that would limit the ability of companies like FreightLines to operate in the United States after President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking the move.
The move comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and top Republicans want to block the Trump administration from implementing the travel ban while the courts continue to review the travel order.
A bill by Sens.
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D, Vt.) would delay the rule for 90 days, and another from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) would extend it for 90 more days.
Feinstein’s bill would also temporarily block the new rule from taking effect until the Supreme Court hears the case, which is expected to be decided by the end of the month.
The Trump administration’s ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries and refugees was issued in March and has been blocked by courts in multiple states.
It has not yet been fully implemented in the U.S. But Grassley and other Republicans want the travel rules to remain in place as the courts await a decision from the Supreme, and they have introduced a bill that would block implementation.
“It is time for Congress to act to protect Americans and protect our national security from the threat posed by the travel restrictions,” Grassley said in a statement.
“The Trump Administration’s temporary travel ban, which has been plagued by legal challenges and delays, is not working and we must act to ensure the nation remains safe.”
Corker, a member of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, told the Washington Post that the Grassley-Leahy bill was not enough to block implementation of the Trump order.
The administration has said that it is not considering delaying the implementation of Trump’s travel order but is working to address concerns that it could lead to terrorist attacks.”
This executive order, which we’ve had for more than a year, is in line with the courts.”
The administration has said that it is not considering delaying the implementation of Trump’s travel order but is working to address concerns that it could lead to terrorist attacks.