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Time Running Out for Self-Driving Car Bill Automakers Sought

  • Senate has a narrow window to pass autonomous vehicle measure
  • House Democrats mulling next steps for tech after elections

A push on Capitol Hill to speed development of self-driving vehicles may not cross the finish line in time for this Congress -- casting doubt on the future of unusually bipartisan legislation in Washington.

In order to get a final bill to President Donald Trump this year, the Senate must pass still-pending autonomous vehicle legislation quick enough after next week’s midterm elections to hammer out a compromise before the end of the year with House lawmakers who passed a different version.