TITLE

Despite Cost Worries, More Relief Funds

AUTHOR(S)
Ichniowski, Tom
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/26/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 12, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how the U.S. Congress is managing federal funds to rebuild the Gulf Coast of the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina's onslaught. There are plans to monitor how the money is spent and a call from budget watchdog groups to offset some of the reconstruction costs by trimming the recently enacted transportation bill. The Congress has already approved two relief installments, totaling $62.3 billion. To offset Katrina-related spending, the Concord Coalition and Council for Citizens Against Government Waste wants the Congress to rescind $24 billion for the 6,000-plus projects in the new Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act.
ACCESSION #
18541849

 

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