Budd Offers Amendment To Stop $900M Earmark
Amendment relocates transportation funding to nationwide transit projects and reduces the deficit
The provision I’m trying to get rid of is a $900 million earmark, about 300 times the size of the average earmark before they were banned,
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) offered an amendment, cosponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Roger Williams (R-TX), and Paul Mitchell (R-MI) to eliminate a $900 million earmark to the Gateway Project, a $29.5 billion Amtrak bridge and tunnel upgrade. The amendment provides $474 million in spending reduction while reprogramming $400 million for transit projects around the country.