Administration Accelerates Infrastructure Projects
But a top Republican says the efforts are "a drop in the bucket" compared to the task at hand.
The White House this week released a list of 14 infrastructure projects it intends to fast-track through the regulatory process in an effort to more quickly create jobs. But it didn't take long for Republicans to burst Obama's bubble.
John Mica -- chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and a key voice in setting transportation policy -- quickly blasted the effort as too little, too late.
"We must expedite the review process for all projects, not just a handful," Mica said in a statement. "When the entire infrastructure project process is mired in red tape, the administration’s plan is a drop in the bucket compared to what must be done."
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