Transportation Spending Under an Earmark Ban
by Ports-To-Plains Blog on Jan 14, 2011
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Earmarks—formally known as congressionally directed spending—have directed a significant...
Earmarks—formally known as congressionally directed spending—have directed a significant
amount of federal transportation spending in recent years. Proposals to ban earmarks in
authorization and appropriations bills are under consideration in both houses of Congress. This
report discusses how federal highway, transit, and aviation funding might be distributed under an
earmark ban, and how members of Congress might influence the distribution.
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