Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

Includes money for engineering but not building new Mississippi River bridge in B.R.

By: - June 9, 2021 6:00 am

The bridge over the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge is a traffic bottleneck, and Louisiana’s congressional delegation has long wanted a new bridge to be included in a federal infrastructure package. “Views of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge” by Billy Metcalf Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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