Split Views Emerge On Lame-Duck Odds For Permit Streamlining Bill

November 16, 2022
Lawmakers and Hill observers are split about whether Democrats’ continued Senate majority following the midterms could ease the path for a deal on energy project permitting legislation in the lame-duck session, or whether the issue will instead be left for the next Congress to consider. Sources say behind-the-scenes efforts are underway to explore changes to Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) proposed permitting bill that he floated prior to the election, anticipating a scenario where supportive lawmakers try to attach the modified...

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