Monday, June 1, 2009

Congressional Bacon

The Washington Policy Center has aided in ranking spending which can be difficult, as has been shown on earlier blogs here about stimulus spending and with the links on our page.

But a new law requires members of Congress to post projects they've requested via earmarks on their official websites. The Washington Policy Center's website contains a listing of transportation funding requests, along with a tally of how much money each member has requested.

The grand total so far is $1.57 billion, and the congressman with the most is Rep. Adam Smith, whose requests total $377 million.

It would be hoped that the federal transportation budget could supplement some more of the needs of Pierce County as reflected in the state transportation budget, just as the stimulus funding did.

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