The U.S. Senate’s effort to pass a federal framework to regulate self-driving vehicles will not make it through this Congress, the bill’s co-author told Bloomberg Government’s Shaun Courtney.

“You can put a nail in that coffin,” Sen. John Thune said, adding that lawmakers will have to start over next year.

The co-authors of S. 1885 were unable to overcome objections from Senate Democrats to provisions related to privacy, safety and federal preemption.

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