Lawmakers submit 6,800 earmarks for transportation bill

05/20/2009 | Google

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee received at least 6,800 transportation projects known as "earmarks" when it asked for proposals. The White House is expected to budget $400 billion over the next six years for such transportation projects. Unlike past bills, every project in the bill will have the sponsoring lawmaker's name attached to it for greater transparency.

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