McCaskill said her bill would “cut red tape” and improve the permitting process for large infrastructure projects. 

She added that improved coordination and deadline-setting for permitting decisions on major projects, enhanced transparency and reduced litigation delays would expedite the process for businesses involved in the projects.

McCaskill said the current system is “bogged down” by a lack of coordination and lack of transparency, and that businesses have to get approval from several agencies before beginning construction.

McCaskill serves on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.