U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act to improve the federal permitting process for major infrastructure projects. This bill will build on the Permitting Council's efforts to implement the statutory requirements of FAST-41 by leading a coordinated interagency permitting process, eliminating needless duplication, and engaging federal agencies and project sponsors to foster improved communication and clarify expectations.
This bipartisan bill will help update our nation’s aging infrastructure and create jobs while enhancing transparency in the permitting process and promoting better coordination between federal agencies.
These critical infrastructure projects are an investment in our economy, and make our nation more sustainable, resilient, and just.