Debt Limit Deal’s Permitting Reforms and Work Requirements Will Speed Up Infrastructure Reviews and Help Ease Labor Shortages

Congress and the Administration Must Work Together in Future Years to Protect Funding for Infrastructure Projects, Many of Which Have Already Been Announced by the President

The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the emerging details of the proposed agreement to lift the nation’s debt ceiling limit:

“The debt limit deal announced over the weekend includes significant reforms to a federal permitting process that has, until now, been one of the main impediments to progress on many vital infrastructure projects. These reforms will reduce the time it takes to complete environmental reviews without weakening any of the strong protections built into the process.

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