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Grijalva Doubles Down on Opposition to Manchin Permitting Bill

Nov. 21, 2022, 2:00 PM

Dozens of House Democrats are urging party leaders not to include changes to energy projects’ federal permitting in must-pass legislation before the end of the year.

House Natural Resources Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) on Monday re-sent a September letter signed by 77 Democrats with new language from him specifically asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to exclude “harmful permitting provisions” from the National Defense Authorization Act and from government funding legislation.

Lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on the annual defense policy bill. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has said he would like to ...