Obama Administration Frees Up Unspent Earmark Funds
The Obama administration announced that it won’t allow infrastructure funds to sit idle as a result of stalled earmark projects. It’s making more than $470 million in unspent earmarks immediately available to states for projects that will create jobs and help improve transportation.
$473 million in highway earmarks from FY2003-2006 appropriations acts remain unspent. Those acts contain provisions that authorize the secretary of transportation to make the unused funds available for eligible surface transportation projects.Read more