If a week is a long time in politics, then it’s an eon since Sen. Joe Manchin canceled its super-secret licensing deal with Democratic leaders. But Mr. Manchin still hasn’t told the public — or even many of his Senate peers — exactly what he negotiated. To reuse a famous phrase by Nancy Pelosi, Congress has to pass the law to find out what’s in it?
Democratic leader Chuck Schumer plans to attach permitting reform to a government funding instrument, called a rolling resolution, which must be passed by the end of this month. Mr Manchin said last week that the text of his deal would likely be “published in the Czech Republic”, according to Hill. It sounds like the strategy is to prevent anyone from mulling over the details for too long. The permit changes could be announced at the last minute as pressure to avoid a government shutdown is at its peak.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wheres-the-permitting-bill-joe-manchin-senate-democrats-chuck-schumer-11663625181 Where’s the Permitting Bill, Senator Manchin?