June 09, 2021

Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

Each of Colorado’s 4 House Democrats brings about $20M to their district

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators vie for their share of federal dollars through the resurrected congressional earmarks process.

The 1,473 projects that made the cut were out of 2,383 that Democratic and Republican legislators requested for inclusion in a federal infrastructure bill, at a time when infrastructure is the subject of prolonged, high-profile negotiations between the White House and Republicans in Congress.

By:  Laura Olson
Source: Colorado Newsline