House Judiciary Panel Approves Expedited Permitting Bill

Law360 (September 6, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday in favor of a Republican-sponsored bill aimed at speeding up the permitting process for projects that require review by federal agencies, a move that proponents said would create jobs and that Democrats slammed for allegedly undermining important oversight.

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., said his bill, the "Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act," was essential for removing unnecessary red tape from federal project reviews and was in line with Republican efforts to strengthen the economy. Democrats in turn not only slammed the bill's intent, but said the committee should instead focus its time on oversight of the Trump...

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