Editorial: What Congress must accomplish: Some must-dos in the waning days of the 117th session

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New York Daily News

Democrats will control the Senate and, it seems, Republicans, the House in the 118th Congress starting on Jan. 3, but the current 117th session still has some important business remaining. Even as Election Day vote counting continues on the last few House contests, the lame ducks in Washington must finish their work. Still outstanding is Sen. Joe Manchin’s essential proposal to speed energy projects through the slow and burdensome rules of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Congress and President Joe Biden already streamlined the NEPA procedures for transportation and, as a conditio…

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