• U.S. Chamber: Carper Bill Highlights Bipartisan Consensus on the Need to Enact Permitting Reform

Press Release
May 18, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President of Policy Marty Durbin issued the following statement today on the introduction of the PEER Act by Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator Tom Carper:

“We commend Chairman Carper for his commitment to fixing our outdated permitting laws and for keeping the issue at the forefront of Senate priorities. This legislation highlights the major bipartisan consensus around the urgent need for permitting reform—now that we have clear agreement, we need action.

“We urge Congressional Leaders to include permitting reform in the current debt limit negotiations, and we are encouraged by the breadth of pending legislation that can move through regular order to enact robust, bipartisan, legislation that will allow us to modernize our roads, bridges, ports, broadband networks, water, and energy infrastructure.”