Sullivan Statement on President Trump's Infrastructure Speech

Press Release

Date: March 29, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation and Environment and Public Works Committees, released the following statement in response to President Trump's infrastructure speech today in Ohio.

"I applaud President Trump and his administration's continued focus and commitment on infrastructure -- which I believe presents our nation with significant bipartisan opportunities -- especially as it relates to permitting reform and growing our economy," said Senator Sullivan. "I look forward to continuing to work with the Trump administration and my colleagues in the Senate on advancing an infrastructure plan this year, because every day we spend fighting the overwhelming government bureaucracy needed to move forward on commonsense projects to fix our roads, bridges and water systems and build out our energy resources and grid, is another day in which opportunities for economic growth are missed and our nation's crumbling infrastructure gets worse."

In 2017, Senator Sullivan introduced the Rebuild America Now (RAN) Act -- legislation that provides a sound and detailed blueprint for fixing America's broken public-works and environmental review and permitting processes. That bill -- much of which is reflected in the Trump administration's proposal -- provides realistic deadlines for environmental reviews, streamlines our outdated permitting process and limits unnecessary and frivolous delays.