‘Adamant’ on passing infrastructure bill, Courtney gets committee approval for six earmarks

Earlier in the day, he had advocated for federal investment in infrastructure and praised President Joe Biden’s budget proposal for its funding of submarine construction, during a virtual business breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. During that event, he noted that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was marking up the $547 billion Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act that day, which he said was “a real milestone.” His office later announced the committee approved the six “Member Designated Projects.”

Courtney said each member has about $18 million to $20 million allotted for earmarks, Republican or Democrat, that there “was no favoritism in terms of how it was done.” He listed funding for six projects in his district that are in the bill: $5 million for the East Haddam/Haddam Swing Bridge Rehabilitation Project, $4.9 million for the New London Pedestrian Bridge and Public Access Project, $2.4 million for the Essex River Road Bridge and Sidewalk Project, $2.2 million for Route 195 pedestrian safety improvements in Mansfield, $1.2 million for the Coventry Main Street Sidewalk Project, and $2.1 million for the Plainfield section of the Quinebaug River Trail.


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