The BUILDER Act
The Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays & Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act (H.R. 8333) modernizes the outdated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to make infrastructure project reviews more efficient, reduce project costs, spur economic recovery, and rebuild America.
An efficient NEPA process is important to moving many infrastructure projects forward while ensuring protections to our environment, but unfortunately, this process has grown lengthy and burdensome.
Because the BUILDER Act provides for a more efficient, timely, and effective NEPA process, it will reduce costs associated with project delays and unnecessary litigation. Moving infrastructure projects from conception to completion faster will have a similar impact as providing more funding, while still accomplishing the original environmental goals of NEPA.
This multi-Committee initiative was introduced by Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) and is cosponsored by House Republican leadership and a number of Republican committee leaders, including Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO).
Text of the BUILDER Act
Press release on introduction of the BUILDER Act
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