A pair of lawmakers has introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at accelerating the permitting process for infrastructure projects.
Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow railroads and public utilities the permanent ability to fund permitting reviews for some projects in an effort to fast-track the process.
The bill comes as President Trump’s infrastructure proposal appears to have hit a wall in Congress, as lawmakers and the administration have yet to provide a revenue stream for the rebuilding blueprint.
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