Joint statement from Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) on the Administration's "action plan" on infrastructure project permitting announced today:
"This so-called "action plan' is just lip service about infrastructure project permitting. If you look at what the Administration has actually been doing over the last two years, they have been adding more red tape, rolling back previous streamlining reforms, and creating roadblocks to moving forward with desperately needed transportation and energy infrastructure projects.
"The infrastructure law included reforms such as One Federal Decision, and the Administration should focus on implementing those reforms according to the letter of the law. Today's plan is something else entirely -- it's just another attempt by the Administration to ignore the law as it was written, focus on accelerating the projects that fit its woke agenda, and further dilute federal dollars for infrastructure projects.
"Gas and diesel cost more than ever before and inflation continues to soar, but these sham announcements about regulatory relief will do nothing to stop the steady erosion of the value of the infrastructure law's funding levels."