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Does it take 10 years to get a permit to build a road, as Donald Trump said?

Jan 30, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address repeated a long-standing complaint about how excessive bureaucratic red tape holds up the construction of federal projects.

In championing a regulatory rollback, Trump noted that the regulatory burden has grown heavier with time.

"America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year," he said. "Isn't it a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a minor permit approved for the building ...