Business as usual for FMCSA during government shutdown

Agency has resources for brief funding lapse

Posted January 22, 2018

A government shutdown will not affect the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer.

A report by the Office summarizes the effects of a lapse in annual appropriations on each DOT agency. It states that FMCSA will not have any positions furloughed, and all operations will continue as normal during a lapse in annual appropriations. Highway Trust Fund operations would continue as well.

The agency reports it has sufficient funds to operate for a limited period during a lapse of annual appropriations. Once available liquidating cash is exhausted to support continuing operations, an agency shutdown may need to be implemented.

However, FMCSA does not anticipate this will occur during a brief funding lapse.

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