Johnson Introduces Bill to Build the Wall FASTER
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today introduced the Furthering American Security by Tempering Environmental Regulations Act or the FASTER Act, which would strengthen the Secretary of Homeland Security’s ability to waive environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Specifically, this legislation would reinforce U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s capability to expediently secure our nation’s border with a wall.
“I’ve supported border security, and it’s important we do it the right way,” said Johnson. “Over and over again, my constituents ask me why it’s taking so long to build the border wall. Government regulations stall progress on crucial projects all the time. The FASTER Act will allow DHS and the president to build a border wall more quickly and without overburdensome regulations standing in the way.”