House Bill Rescinds Old Earmarks


House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to rescind $713.2 million of federal-aid highway contract authority for member-designated high-priority projects that have been on the books as long as 23 years

The House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to rescind $713.2 million of federal-aid highway contract authority for member-designated, high-priority projects that have been on the books as long as 23 years.

H.R. 5730, the Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings, and Accountability Act, rescinds contract authority for 309 member-designated projects from the surface transportation authorization acts of 2005, 1998, 1991 and 1987.

The bill was introduced by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure member Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.). It passed the House by a vote of 394 to 23 under suspension of the rules.