WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMOX) – Speeding up repairs on the nation’s infrastructure and promoting energy projects would put more Americans back to work.

However, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, says there is too much government red tape in the way.

One of the big problems, she says, is “no one takes charge” of the projects.

“We need to continue getting folks back to work, and that’s exactly what this bill aims to do,” Missouri senior senator said in a press release.  “American employers can’t afford unnecessary and duplicative delays while multiple federal agencies check boxes. We need a streamlined and navigable process that allows businesses and communities aiming to construct large projects the freedom to get them off the ground.”

The Federal Permitting Improvement Act is cosponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH.

According to McCaskill’s office, the legislation has received the endorsement of 13 major labor unions, including the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable.


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