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Chairman Chabot Applauds Administration’s Memo to Improve Inefficient Permitting Reviews

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Washington, April 10, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), released the following statement on the Administration’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expedite infrastructure project approvals.

“Small businesses and contractors across America can now breathe a huge sigh of relief knowing that this Administration continues to work on their behalf. For too long the burden of federal permitting has cast a shadow on entrepreneurs, small contractors, and innovators. I applaud the White House and the corresponding federal agencies for putting hard working Americans first. Streamlined decision-making for infrastructure projects are key to rebuilding our nation and allowing for a healthier small business economy.”

The Committee on Small Business recently held a hearing examining excessive federal permitting requirements and the burden it has on small businesses. Click here to watch the hearing, and here to read testimony. 

Additionally, the Committee will be holding further hearings in the coming weeks on American infrastructure and the small business perspective. 

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