Obama administration releases earmark funds for infrastructure jobs
August 17th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama administration releases earmark funds for infrastructure jobs

Washington (CNN) - In an effort to create more jobs and improve transportation, the Obama administration announced a new "Use It or Lose It" program Friday, making nearly $500 million in unspent earmarks available for states to use on so-called "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.

From 2003 to 2006, Congress set aside $473 million in earmark transportation funds that have never been spent.

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  1. myviewis

    Tell It Like It Is

    I am sure some of the republicans that want government out of their lives will have their hands out.
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    Wasn't the Republican Congress that set this money aside back in 2003-2006????? the money now Obama will use for infrastructure short term jobs?????

    August 17, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Hammerer

    Which of his campaign money bundlers is getting his money back?

    August 17, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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