Critics say transportation bill sets new high in pork-barrel spending

08/11/2005 | USA Today

Among those who stand to benefit from the $286.4 billion transportation bill President George W. Bush signed into law on Wednesday are sponsors of some of the 6,000 pet projects linked to the bill. Critics say the added projects raise pork-barrel spending to an all-time high, and they complain that the bill wasn't meant to fund tourism or local economy projects.

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