Sullivan Comments on President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committees, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s infrastructure proposal: 

“Addressing our nation’s inadequate and deteriorating infrastructure is vital as we continue to reignite America’s economy. I’m pleased to see that as part of this infrastructure proposal, the Trump administration is focused and committed to an element that I believe is crucial for success – reforming our nation’s broken public-works and environmental permitting process. Without these long overdue changes to our regulatory framework – regardless of how much money is spent – we will continue to see years-long delays, exorbitant costs, and the loss of private investment. 

“Earlier this year, I proudly introduced legislation – the Rebuild America Now (RAN) Act – that provides a sound and detailed blueprint for fixing this problem. 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in the Trump administration’s proposal – provides realistic deadlines for environmental reviews, streamlines our outdated permitting process and limits unnecessary and frivolous delays. Fixing our infrastructure in the most effective, efficient way is not a Republican or Democratic issue. We should all work together to help return America to a country of builders, on time and on budget.”