Tuesday, President Donald Trump released his FY 2018 budget. Within the budget the administration included a fact sheet containing key principles for the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan. On a call with reporters, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the administration expects more details to be forthcoming, including a legislative package later this year, but described the fact sheet as “the main key principles.” Within the fact sheet, the president proposes overhauling the nation’s permitting process. Reforming the federal permitting process is a key tenet in achieving the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure goals. The Trump administration and Congress are beginning discussions about how and when to move forward with an infrastructure package. Permitting reform is crucial for this type of pro-growth legislation.
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