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ABC Supports Bipartisan Bill To Avoid Default, Limit Government Spending and Reform the Permitting Process

By May 30, 2023June 5th, 2023No Comments

ABC issued the following statement today in support of the recently announced bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023.

“ABC applauds the agreement between U.S. House Republicans and President Joe Biden to address the debt ceiling and limit government spending to help secure the economic future of the United States. The bipartisan bill, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, also saves hardworking taxpayers’ dollars, avoids new tax increases originally proposed in the president’s budget and delivers a significant win on permitting reform,” said Kristen Swearingen, vice president of legislative & political affairs at ABC.

“As the Biden administration implements historic federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure, ABC members are pleased that the FRA includes much-needed reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act and the federal permitting process, including lead agency authority and establishing reasonable timelines for environmental reviews.

“These reforms will help contractors complete projects across the country both efficiently and effectively. ABC hopes that Congress will continue on this bipartisan path to provide additional reforms to the permitting process and remove more unnecessary and burdensome red tape that has hindered critical construction projects for decades.

“ABC urges members of the House and U.S. Senate to support this legislation.”