Armstrong's Federal Permitting Reform Legislation Included in Government Reform Package
WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong's bipartisan legislation to streamline federal infrastructure permitting was included in a package of over 100 proposals to reform the federal government today. The Republican Study Committee (RSC), the conservative policy arm of House Republicans, announced Armstrong's legislation, the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, as part of a report to make the federal government more efficient and accountable.
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Armstrong's Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act builds upon permitting reforms that were included in Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41) that was signed into law in 2015. It removes the original seven-year sunset on the FAST-41, expands the FAST Act to more projects, creates a two-year goal for permitting projects, expands the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council’s consulting authority, and improves the council’s operation.
The Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act was introduced by Armstrong, Congressman Rob Bishop, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Congressman Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.