BAF Applauds President Obama for Cutting Red-Tape and Fast-Tracking U.S.’s Major Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – May 17, 2013 –Today Building America’s Future applauded President Obama for signing a Presidential Memorandum that will expedite the approval process for the U.S.’s major infrastructure projects. Today’s announcement is part of President Obama’s larger infrastructure commitments detailed in his 2014 Budget, including the “fix-it-first” program and “Rebuild America Partnership.”

“Today President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will expedite major infrastructure projects and place the U.S. on a fast-track to economic recovery. Cutting the red-tape that delays infrastructure projects will enable our nation to invest in 21st century energy, transportation, water and other systems,” said Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future. “Understanding that the cost of inaction is too high, President Obama is helping cities, states and the private sector start construction sooner and put Americans back to work.”