White House: Biden supports Manchin's permitting reform proposal

U.S. Senators at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden supports a proposal by Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin for permitting reform for energy projects, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said on Thursday.

Permitting reform would update federal procedures for projects such as pipelines and export facilities.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose and Jeff Mason; editing by Jonathan Oatis)