Earmarks are back in Congress — with more rules.
U.S. House lawmakers who want funding for transportation projects in the annual appropriations bill or the five-year surface transportation authorization were required to submit requests by the end of last month.
The seven Democratic congressmen from Maryland requested funding of $668.1 million for 94 projects.
Some projects were requested more than once.
Three lawmakers requested funding for the Bethesda Metro south entrance. Reps. Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone each requested $20 million for the project.
Four lawmakers — Reps. Brown, Kweisi Mfume, John P. Sarbanes and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger — requested funding for the “East-West Priority Corridor” in Baltimore, a project area that stretches across the city and includes the unfinished “Highway to Nowhere.” Brown requested $15 million for the project, while the other lawmakers requested $5 million each.
Brown, a member of the committee, had the second-highest number of requests for projects among Maryland lawmakers — 20 projects tallying $138.3 million. Several of his requests echo those filed by fellow Maryland delegation members.
Trone submitted both the most projects —29 — and sought the most funding — $209.3 million.
The largest request within the Maryland delegation came from Trone: $58 million on behalf of Garrett County government for the Oakland Bypass.
The smallest request was $325,000 from Sarbanes for CountyRide in Baltimore County.
There are five requests to help local governments with electrification of vehicles.
The House committee lists no requests from Republican Rep. Andrew P. Harris; his office did not respond to an email seeking comment about the earmarks process.
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