Big Earmark Headache for Rep. Kanjorski

July 8, 2008

The Department of Transportation is refusing to move forward on an earmark backed by Rep. Paul Kanjorski (Pa.), the rare House Democrat facing a tough reelection this fall.

Transportation (DoT) is blocking funds to build a $5.6 million parking garage to the Kanjorski Center, which was constructed to attract economic development in the city of Nanticoke in Kanjorski’s Eastern Pennsylvania district. Kanjorski’s earmark for the project was included in the 2005 transportation bill.

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(Susan Crabtree, “Big Earmark Headache for Rep. Kanjorski,” The Hill, 7/8/08)