Legislation to streamline permitting of energy and other infrastructure projects stirred heightened controversy as nearly 80 Democrats urged House leaders to put the brakes on the proposal, while Senate Republicans introduced a bill to codify the Trump administration's sweeping regulatory revisions.

Seventy-seven House Democrats on Sept. 9 urged House leaders to keep permitting reform out of a continuing resolution to authorize federal spending beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year and prevent a federal-government shutdown.

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Sen. Angus King (I-Maine).

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A rail yard in Denver.

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The Badger-Two Medicine area in northwestern Montana.

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A computer keyboard.

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